Otávio Augusto

Otávio Augusto

★★★ or + (good) and ★★ (uneven).
Recent pearls on favorites.
Film lover. Bad english though. 😫

Favorite films

  • Cabeça de Nêgo
  • Love Affair(s)
  • Suzaku
  • Village of Dreams

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  • The Sixth Sense

    ★★★★★

  • Scream

    ★★★★★

  • The Thin Red Line

    ★★★★★

  • Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★

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  • The Sixth Sense

    The Sixth Sense

    ★★★★★

    Its interesting the way Shyamalan explores cinematic artifacts while making use of cliche structures so that he easily achieves turning points to the viewer through montage, yet doing a terrific job in the construction of the narrative itself. The sixth sense at a first glance already seems a movie of an immeasurable importance not only to cinema but to society itself in the way the author reverberates the subject through the art form.

  • Scream

    Scream

    ★★★★★

    When images guides a horror story through its dark empty spaces. Great work by Craven. Here sound seems superbly well attached to the camera sequences in a very delicate manner, dedicated to unravel the mysteries behind image itself. Well, probably I have to rewatch his first gem after a clearer one like this.

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  • Carrie

    Carrie

    ★★★★★

    A modern expressionistic youth tale superbly conducted. Extremely suffocating close-ups on Sissy Spacek astonish looking accompanied by powerful sound and lightning, ingenious slow motions that create an unique atmosphere. Exploring every look and detail in the scenario throughout the narrative with clever camera placements and movements. De Palma also achieved a great cinematographic improvement while suspending the attention on secondary characters, reflecting all this religious and social criticism mainly through the camera always balancing delicately between comedy and drama. Carrie is a masterpiece.

  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★★

    Bresson brilliantly turns this simple story into a pure cinematic wonder using a lot of script techniques with omissions and digressions in order to focus his work on the young non actor Martin LaSalle while also making meaningful use of camera and sound recording placement, constructing memorable scenes altogether in similar styles through editing that looks just like poetry. The short period in wich Bresson has written and finished shooting with most scenes in naturally crowded places also contributed in…