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Pablo Villaça

Pablo Villaça
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It's a movie that shows the confidence of a blockbuster that knows what it has to do to earn the adoration of its audience. [Full review in Portuguese]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) It's surprising how much this franchise improved after it decided to embrace its own stupidity. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
2/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) A shell without a ghost.‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
3/5 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) Even if it doesn't match the urgency of the original, it certainly recaptures its energy. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) A delicate and sensitive masterpiece. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/5 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land reflects the classic musicals just like Peter Jackson's The Hobbit reflects The Lord of the Rings: you can recognize the inspiration, but can't avoid thinking the originals were much better. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 75% Split (2017) Shyamalan obviously understands the concept of suspense, but apparently doesn't know how to apply it anymore. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
5/5 85% Silence (2017) A brilliant reflection about complex themes that always showed up on Scorsese's films but are approached here in new and beautiful ways. [Full review in Portuguese]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/5 46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) A movie that is ashamed of its own nature. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
4/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Does it justifies its own existence beyond being a way of increasing Disney's shares? Oh, yes. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2017
3/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Althought it is a funny movie, it occasionally sounds too desperate to show a irreverence that's not always there. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2017
3/5 86% Lion (2016) The movie tells a real story that it's interesting in its beginning and in its ending, but not in its terribly boring second act. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
5/5 92% Logan (2017) Although it's a "super-hero movie", Logan is not about action, but about characters and their relationships. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) It doesn't understand an adaptation has to work independently from its original source. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
5/5 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) It combines Chan-wook's best obsessions: his aesthetic virtuosity, his dark sense of humor, his interest of sex as an unstoppable force and his characters penchant for vengeance. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2017
1/5 31% Passengers (2016) The film could've been written by one of those dudes who are always complaining about "how women only like bad guys and never look at the nice ones". [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
4/5 96% Moana (2016) The Disney princesses are always a curious reflection of the changes on social paradigms. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
1/5 15% Incarnate (2016) A pile of cliches under a mountain of stupidity. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 96% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) It has one of the most memorable shots of 2016. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
4/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) It's a film about artists and those who aspire to be; about regrets; about past loves that, seen in the light of present pains, begin to sound like lost opportunities. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2016
4/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) The film finds a delicate balance between the somber and the fun. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
2/5 89% Blood Father (2016) It would've been a straight-to-video thing if its star wasn't named 'Mel Gibson'. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Farting as self-acceptance. That's a sentence I never thought I'd write in a piece of film criticism. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/5 44% Sweet Dreams (Fai bei sogni) (2016) I'll be very surprised if this beautiful movie doesn't have Resnais' My American Uncle as one of its main inspirations. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
2/5 62% Rudderless (2014) It contains the seed of a much better film that is left unexplored. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2016
4/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Its levity and humor are made stronger by the underlining pain of the characters. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue Ones establishes its own identity while fitting perfectly in the Star Wars universe. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
1/5 20% Yoga Hosers (2016) This is what happens when you merge a writer who doesn't have anything to say and a director who can't frame a single shot. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2016
5/5 86% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) It understands how adolescence is a period of anxieties provoked by prosaic desires. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
4/5 93% Blue Jay (2016) A touching movie that understands how time transforms us. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2016
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) What definites Manchester by the Sea is its humanity. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 95% Paterson (2016) A melancholic movie about melancholic characters leading melancholic lives. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2016
4/5 86% Divines (2016) Divines exemplifies the importance of diversity behind the cameras. [Full review in Portuguese]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2016
5/5 100% Le samouraï (1967) Melville's discipline in establishing patterns pays off handsomely when he breaks them. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2016
5/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It efficiently takes us back to the brilliant imagination of J.K. Rowling. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
5/5 97% Missing (1982) Still relevant 34 years after its release and 43 years after the events it depicts. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) One of the most important movies of 2016. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2016
3/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The movie tries to resignify its classic title, but lacks the force to accomplish it. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
2/5 85% Maggie's Plan (2016) The movie doesn't refrain from using many of the same genre conventions that it seems to believe it's escaping from. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
5/5 98% A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) The fact it was the fifth most lucrative film in its year of release is a depressing sign of how we have infantilized ourselves as spectators. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
4/5 66% 13 Minutes (Elser) (2017) The movie is an effective and frightening study of how a country can collapse morally and socially without its citizens realizing what is happening. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2016
3/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Only the '60s could produce a character like Doctor Strange. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3/5 52% The Accountant (2016) It's problematic (to say the least), but it's hard not having moderate fun with a superhero whose powers are perfect aiming, martial arts and... accounting? [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
4/5 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Young Lulu Wilson offers a memorable performance. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) It lives up to the book that inspired it: it's agile, moderately entertaining, maddeningly silly and is promptly forgotten a few minutes after its ending. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
5/5 93% Arrival (2016) Arrival can be mentioned in the same breath as 2001, Solaris and Contact. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
4/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The movie finds a good balance between the light and the macabre. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 63% Storks (2016) If you're a fan of Chuck Jones, you're going to enjoy this movie. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2016
5/5 95% Wild Strawberries (1957) Bergman understands one of the most bittersweet characteristics of nostalgia: it juxtaposes our memories, in which everyone is young and healthy, and the inevitable reality of physical decline that followed. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
3/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) Wingard is a good director, but his discipline in composing his shots paradoxically hurts the movie. [Full review in Portuguese.]‐ Cinema em Cena
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2016