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"Favorite Films" consist of the best 4 movies I've watched for the first time in the last month

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  • A Miss e o Dinossauro

    A Miss e o Dinossauro

    ★★★

    Sganzerla, sobre A Família do Barulho e bem mais do que A Família do Barulho

    Veja bem, você tá fazendo um filme urbano, sobre determinado aspecto que é relacionado a toda uma cultura ligada a, digamos, o fato mais popularesco — nós tivemos que assimilar e admitir e, sobretudo, até utilizar os recursos inesgotáveis do rádio, da fotonovela, da radionovela, das histórias em quadrinhos.

    Na época, havia isso lá fora e era a coisa mais óbvia, mais evidente. Havia pop art, havia na música abstrata, mas os próprios poetas concretistas, no Brasil, eram taxados de mitômanos. E nessa deformação, quem perdeu foi o cinema.

  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★★

    There is something in The Mule's simplicity that is almost misleading. Though this is by no means what could be called an austere movie, it is certainly straightforward and superficial, in the sense tha its motives and values always seem to be at plain sight. And there maybe lies it's beautiful quasi-misleadingness: by choosing not to hide anything, Eastwood can orchestrate such simple archetypes as the western loner and his fiend and transpose them to a context where their presence…

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  • In Vanda's Room

    In Vanda's Room

    ★★★★★

    "And no one knows what will happen after someone turns a movie camera on. No one ever knew and this is why cinema is great. Those who say the contrary are fakers and the films they make are useless shit. No one ever knew what cinema is" - Pedro Costa

  • Escape from L.A.

    Escape from L.A.

    ★★★★★

    John Carpenter destroys Hollywood from within with the help of an almost "too old for this shit" Kurt Russell, a con man Steve Buscemi and a transsexual gang leader Pam Grier.

    Whereas Escape From New York isn't totally capable of disrupting what New York indeed stands for through the relation man-State portrayed by Plissken and the Government, Carpenter's Escape From LA places the very mythology permeating Cinema as a third element that mediates both the relations between Snake Plissken and…