Yuri Ferreira

Yuri Ferreira

Writer living in Rio.
Cinema is one of my greatest passions, and it's about time to start sharing what some movies mean to me.

Favorite films

  • Mysterious Skin
  • Kill Bill: Vol. 1
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Funny Face

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  • Tom at the Farm

    ★★

  • In a World of Hurt

    ★★★

  • The Descent

    ★★★

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

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  • Tom at the Farm

    Tom at the Farm

    ★★

    Another Xavier Dolan gem, beautifully shot, with powerful imagery, and strong performances-- by everyone but him.
    This time, though, the plot seemed thin and cheap. It being described as a psychological thriller was a bit laughable, until I researched the source material, and understood the genius of the play-- and, ultimately, the message the movie failed to convey.
    What we get here is a lackluster tension build and beautiful imagery that won't take you far. Seemingly meaningful scenes, such as…

  • In a World of Hurt

    In a World of Hurt

    ★★★

    What a nice found!
    It's mesmerizing what the director did here, as we all know the barriers of low budget productions. The plot is simple, but pacing is smooth, and sceneries are beautifully shot, with lighting being well structured-- even with constant shifts between dark and light.
    Although this is a beautiful short-- and although I do like the editing and the colors enhanced, the filters didn't benefit the blood here, making it mud-like. Costumes are brand new and the…

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  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    ★★

    Remember that one film you were told to watch because it was a classic, but no one could explain why so?
    That's The Godfather.
    There's nothing to the movie, other than a mafia tantrum, that escalates into a bloodfest, and all this weak tension and awful drama that gets you nowhere-- because you simply don't care about the characters.
    All efforts to make this an epic get lost in its bad camera work, lousy acting (except for very few actors),…

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★★

    What a delicate, mesmerizing, powerful movie.
    The way the characters are drawn to each other is portrayed so smoothly and so, so gently. It's warming, sweet and, yet, so visceral.
    The screenplay is absolutely stunning, and there's something so tender and sad about the quietness of the whole movie-- that when there is, indeed, music, you feel it much louder and powerful than it really is, as if you were struck by lightning.
    A masterpiece.

    (By the way, how can you not enjoy a love story between Emma Watson and Billie Eilish?)