Araby (Arábia) Reviews

October 19, 2018
It's doubtlessly true, relentlessly dreary and certainly part of the modern conversation. The question is: Does it add anything to that conversation?
August 16, 2018
Araby is unmistakably contemporary in its fashions, settings, and physical behavior; the similarities to the past seem found rather than manufactured.
August 9, 2018
A beautifully turned Brazilian movie that carries on as if a social-cause documentary and a folk song confessional had entered into a poignant embrace.
July 5, 2018
The filmmakers dramatize, thinly but ardently, the rise of self-consciousness, of a revolution in the soul that hints at political action.
June 21, 2018
Thanks to Mr. de Sousa's superb performance, the movie often convincingly portrays not just the exploited condition of laborers such as Cristiano, but the nagging sadness of life itself.
June 20, 2018
This is a beautiful bummer, giving voice to someone who's barely a number, but only to remind us that most of us are OK not thinking about numbers at all.
June 19, 2018
The film is far less than the sum of its possibilities.