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Joao Lopes

Joao Lopes
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 86% The Proposition (2005) The magnificent argument of Nick Cave puts on stage a gallery of characters living a tragedy of law & order which nihilistic sense is contaminating all elements of the narrative.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2006
1/5 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) Mega marketing, little cinema... we are at the level of the most rudimentary television thriller, decorated with moviestars and installed in a fragile logic of videogame.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted May 17, 2006
2/5 93% Lassie (2006) In the best british tradition, the actors go very well, even if its true that the dog, with is penetrant look and unshakable elegance, steals all scenes.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted May 16, 2006
1/5 29% Fun With Dick and Jane (2005) Carrey seems to have reach a dramatical impasse: his films seem formatted for the mere fulfilment of some 'comic numbers', more or less predictable and with little development‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
2/5 64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) The dramatical device, classic and more or less previsible, comes from the Disney tradition, but the copy is executed with a worthy professional ability.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
3/5 No Score Yet The Last Mitterrand (2005) Surpasses the condition of the mere biographical mandate, considering a close picture of a multifaceted, fascinating and also morally very controverse personality.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
5/5 89% Caché (2005) A modern story on the life of images, like a haunted fable on the power of what images show and, over all, of the way as they show.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
5/5 61% Jarhead (2005) Gyllenhaal carries the disenchantment of someone who cannot believe in a consistent relation. Filmed by Sam Mendes, its Swofford only can leave a desert to enter another.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
1/5 85% Pride and Prejudice (2005) Recreated in a tone that tries to conciliate the melodramatic tradition with a certain 'look' more typical of our time. Results inevitably unbalanced and actors drifting‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
1/5 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) A gorgeous romance reduced to a show of 'production values' that reflect the power of the industry, but lacks a vision to give some dramatical coherence or emotional appeal‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
3/5 71% Thumbsucker (2005) Beautiful and uncommon parabola about the ritual of passage to adult life.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
5/5 100% The Leopard (1963) It revisits the climate convulsive of Italy of middle of the 19 century to observe the values (and also the losses) of a new national identity.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
3/5 46% Rent (2005) The accomplishment of Chris Columbus, using many names of the original cast, is distinguished for the sobriety and the valuation of the magnificent actors/singers.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
5/5 77% Munich (2005) A film capable of giving back to (american) cinema the philosophical intelligence and the political imagination of the great liberal tradition of Hollywood.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
5/5 75% Gabrielle (2006) In a world drowned in the moralist naturalism of soap operas, what space still exists for melodrama? A possible reply might be this prodigious Gabrielle‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2006
3/5 72% Primer (2004) A curious formal exercise on the scientific power and the invention of an alternative space of knowledge and perception‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2006
2/5 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) Even if the surprise effect quickly disappears, at least has the advantage of laughing at itself, offering a sort of 'thriller' corrected by the rules of comedy.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2006
1/5 84% King Kong (2005) The investment in the feats of special effects reveals completely arbitrary, in such way that the film oscillates between adventure, horror and romantic saga.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2005
2/5 87% Broken Flowers (2005) The result has as much of irony melodramatic as of creative laziness, with Jarmusch imitating, in lesser tone, his taste for sketches, well express in 'Coffee and Cigarettes'‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2005
1/5 37% Flightplan (2005) Strange case where the trailer, very skillful in the creation of expectations, discloses more brilliancy and suggestion than the film. A mysterious waste of talents.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2005
0/5 4% The Bridge of San Luis Rey (2005) A literary inheritance reduced to a mediocrity of television spirit. What are this actors doing in this inanity, thats a good starting point for an unexpected film of suspense‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2005
5/5 86% Rois et Reine (Kings and Queen) (2005) In a simple panfletary way: we have one of the more fulfilling events of the year. Arnaud Desplechin is confirmed as one of the greatest of French cineasts after Téchiné‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet The Fatalist (2005) A film of calm contemplation of the foolishness of the world, a moral story on the difficulty to find a happy balance between convulsions of the world and movement of ideas‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2005
3/5 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) Like a contemporary western (...) where we find a bizarre realism, simultaneously cruel and poetic, that maybe justifies the evocation of Sam Peckinpah.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2005
4/5 76% Match Point (2005) A very cruel moral fairytale - about the guilt - that discovers again the philosophical vitality of Hannah and Her Sisters and Crimes and Misdemeanors.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2005
4/5 84% Rize (2005) Being a film of a landscape torn by many forms of individual and collective desperation, its also a film of surprising energy and desire of living.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
3/5 37% Chicken Little (2005) Results are interesting, but... conception of the figures discloses sensible agility, the structure narrative is efficient, lacking to surprise. Or still: it lacks Pixar...‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
4/5 60% Oliver Twist (2005) A film on the devastador power of the Evil and the search of a paternal place where each one can discover its identity.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2005
5/5 97% Schindler's List (1993) Trata-se de olhar para uma tragédia em que cada imagem será sempre urgente e escassa, total e incompleta, viva como o desejo de não deixar morrer a memória.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
4/5 84% The Constant Gardener (2005) Um filme que possui uma urgência factual para além dos estereótipos políticos dos telejornais, ao mesmo tempo que preserva uma delicada dimensão romanesca, quase romântica.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
5/5 85% De Battre mon Coeur s'est Arrêté (The Beat That My Heart Skipped) (2005) Seguramente um dos mais belos filmes deste Verão de 2005 - e também um dos melhores do ano.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
2/5 87% Howl's Moving Castle (2005) O sistema-Miyazaki parece ter chegado ao seu equilbrio acadmico: tecnicamente seguro e formalmente fechado na sua prpria retrica visual e narrativa.‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
4/5 57% Last Days (2005) 'Em vez de fixar a memória de Cobain num sentido único de telejornal, Van Sant fá-la explodir, derramando a sua insensatez pelo mundo das ideias feitas e das coisas seguras.'‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
5/5 98% Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) 'Uma obra-prima absoluta - um filme para ver e rever, sempre com o deslumbramento do cinema em estado nascente.'‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
3/5 72% Crónicas (2005) 'Um belo exemplo de um cinema que não receia enfrentar uma questão incómoda, tanto do ponto de vista jornalístico como ético.'‐ Cinema 2000
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2005