Bacurau (Nighthawk) Reviews

  • 1d ago

    Put your phone away and let yourself be immersed in an incredibly creative, unique movie. I was excited to see what would come next through the entire film. It makes you think about the world, about injustice, about technology. A must see.

    Put your phone away and let yourself be immersed in an incredibly creative, unique movie. I was excited to see what would come next through the entire film. It makes you think about the world, about injustice, about technology. A must see.

  • Jun 22, 2020

    Meant to tackle noble themes, but mostly seems like clunky/awkward vengeance porn to me. The general sentiment is understandable, but the filmmaking is far from thoughtful.

    Meant to tackle noble themes, but mostly seems like clunky/awkward vengeance porn to me. The general sentiment is understandable, but the filmmaking is far from thoughtful.

  • Jun 21, 2020

    A história te prende do começo ao fim e os personagens do povoado são muito carismáticos, muito bom!!

    A história te prende do começo ao fim e os personagens do povoado são muito carismáticos, muito bom!!

  • Jun 14, 2020

    I really want to see Thomas Aquino in more movies. His character stood out to me much more than Teresa or Domingas. There's quite a bit to unpack in this tense genre-y, dystopian western. I'm trying to wrap my head around it. I'm still don't quite have a grasp on the more psychological aspects mean ie the water coming out of the coffin, when Catalina reveals herself to Udo Kier. Also, what was that the towns folk were taking. I think I need to watch it again, but maybe not for a whiles

    I really want to see Thomas Aquino in more movies. His character stood out to me much more than Teresa or Domingas. There's quite a bit to unpack in this tense genre-y, dystopian western. I'm trying to wrap my head around it. I'm still don't quite have a grasp on the more psychological aspects mean ie the water coming out of the coffin, when Catalina reveals herself to Udo Kier. Also, what was that the towns folk were taking. I think I need to watch it again, but maybe not for a whiles

  • Jun 11, 2020

    In 1961, when colonial struggles raged across the world, Algerian philosopher Frantz Fanon famously declared that colonial violence - that is, violence by the colonized against the colonizers - could act as a cleanser and a unifier to oppressed peoples. That was sixty years ago. The colonizers of today, for the most part, don't use guns and whips to exploit people, but rather trade agreements and financial institutions. Neocolonialists, that is, can rob a country without evens stepping foot in it. It is in this modern reality in which Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Filho, the directors of Bacurau (2020), seek to amend Fanon's declaration. No longer can colonized peoples physically strike back against their colonizers. How does one strike back against an investor thousands of miles away? Thus, the cleansing violence of an oppressed country must be carried out on screen. In Bacurau, reality has been replaced by catharsis.

    In 1961, when colonial struggles raged across the world, Algerian philosopher Frantz Fanon famously declared that colonial violence - that is, violence by the colonized against the colonizers - could act as a cleanser and a unifier to oppressed peoples. That was sixty years ago. The colonizers of today, for the most part, don't use guns and whips to exploit people, but rather trade agreements and financial institutions. Neocolonialists, that is, can rob a country without evens stepping foot in it. It is in this modern reality in which Juliano Dornelles and Kleber Filho, the directors of Bacurau (2020), seek to amend Fanon's declaration. No longer can colonized peoples physically strike back against their colonizers. How does one strike back against an investor thousands of miles away? Thus, the cleansing violence of an oppressed country must be carried out on screen. In Bacurau, reality has been replaced by catharsis.

  • Jun 09, 2020

    A stylish blend of genre trappings from drama to sci-fi and finally to the hazy violence of revenge fantasies. It is an unwieldy and shocking film, but not without traces of dark humour splattered amidst the carnage. Full review: https://reelrunner.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/bacurau-review-stylish-and-violent-fantasy-in-rural-brazil/

    A stylish blend of genre trappings from drama to sci-fi and finally to the hazy violence of revenge fantasies. It is an unwieldy and shocking film, but not without traces of dark humour splattered amidst the carnage. Full review: https://reelrunner.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/bacurau-review-stylish-and-violent-fantasy-in-rural-brazil/

  • Jun 09, 2020

    Filme brasileiro com cara brasileira, de quem sabe fazer cinema e esse filme merece mto sucesso.

    Filme brasileiro com cara brasileira, de quem sabe fazer cinema e esse filme merece mto sucesso.

  • Jun 07, 2020

    It's a great picture of the current situation in Brazil. Being a fictional city, it shows every single little town in all the country, abandoned by the state, systematically neglected and treated like a forest where people are hunted like animals, sometimes. Its calm narrative invite us to feel the citizen's rhythm of life, without all the distractions and the hurried life we have. Kleber and Juliano tells us a story of union, organization, love and proud of our history and appreciation of our people, in contrast to the look of contempt of US people (that I refuse to call Americans because we're all Americans if we live in America) both for people of Bacurau and for the southerns and southeasterners that can't look to them as equal. The end is cathartic, invigorating and heal the pain of being seen as inferior by all those who feel superior by the color of their skins, the place where they live or the amount of money they have in their account.

    It's a great picture of the current situation in Brazil. Being a fictional city, it shows every single little town in all the country, abandoned by the state, systematically neglected and treated like a forest where people are hunted like animals, sometimes. Its calm narrative invite us to feel the citizen's rhythm of life, without all the distractions and the hurried life we have. Kleber and Juliano tells us a story of union, organization, love and proud of our history and appreciation of our people, in contrast to the look of contempt of US people (that I refuse to call Americans because we're all Americans if we live in America) both for people of Bacurau and for the southerns and southeasterners that can't look to them as equal. The end is cathartic, invigorating and heal the pain of being seen as inferior by all those who feel superior by the color of their skins, the place where they live or the amount of money they have in their account.

  • May 26, 2020

    Excelente, imperdível!

    Excelente, imperdível!

  • May 25, 2020

    Aunque tiene algún aspecto de su tono y desenlace que no me gustaron tanto a nivel personal, lo cierto es que Bacurau ha sido una grata sorpresa y toda experiencia.

    Aunque tiene algún aspecto de su tono y desenlace que no me gustaron tanto a nivel personal, lo cierto es que Bacurau ha sido una grata sorpresa y toda experiencia.