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Noite no Mixam (2005)
Surreal, Dog Smoking a Caledoscopic Tube
More than worth watching. May be hard to swallow for some, but it is definitely worth the experience for most true film lovers. A must of the Brazilian independent short-film production. It is to everyone to judge on its own way, but something is certain to be common to all.....what did the letter say? With brilliant air, colorful and expressive imagery director Frandu Almeida captures, with a Brazilian touch, old school surrealism. A genre which unfortunately remains little seen today. You will watch it once, and then twice and you will still find more to it every single time. In few Portuguese words: Pombamente Gostoso, PARABENS!
Mozart and the Whale (2005)
Better than any expectations I had....solid for what it intends and not entirely commercial as I thought
I am not quite sure why it has not been released in any county other than Brazil, however I must say it definitely exceed my expectations. The idea I had for it of it being a poorly prepared romantic commercial comedy was proved in some ways wrong....in fact close to a feeling of Rainman I must confess it is a solid film based on what it intends and point to achieve, and it does it successfully.
A good and creative direction for its wise and innovative use in romantic relations of not so normal individuals, which has been seen to be misused and standardized in the past due to the little effort to use the element of the peculiar aspects of the condition of the characters in new areas of human relations, especially when it comes to romantic relations of two of them.
Also Radha Mitchell gives a better than average performance to which Hartnetts falls short, but not by much.
I recommend this film as a good and solid film work that achieves it's intentions to whoever has in mind the aims and limitations of such a romantic comedy, and takes it for what it is, sells and promises.
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
It is really scary how this type of films actually get to the big screen..
First of all I would like to clear, that I saw this movie only, and only because of a mistake. And what an error.
I was already waiting for the worst, but for my surprise the film actually started getting better than I thought. I couldn't stop noticing the pathetic screenplay and lame performances by the actors as the cast itself, a horrible direction and as worst, an extremely predictable and cliché sequence of events.
But I just tried harder and finally got open my eyes to see it. By time the climax started approaching, I really started changing my posture, and It really got me awake -since I was only not sleeping because of the constant and systematic ghost-strikes-.
But when I was just about to declare it acceptable, the worst came. It was just so clear that they had run out of budget, and just ended it up. Things got messy and simplified, the end was already known 15 minutes before, the story became worst than ever, and everything started rushing in a brute manner. The prohibited romance, the return of the nanny, the heroic father as the noble siquic are just a few examples of this.
I can only admit with shame that it has a really outstanding sound edition, since I was asleep most of the film. It does not scare, kill time or even distract you. In other words it because of movies like this that not only give terror gets the crapy fame, but make you avoid theaters for weeks...
By the way, if you are just going for the chick, you better rent American Pie again and save a few bucks.