All posts by Sara Galvão

Sara is originally from Coimbra, Portugal, where she studied Film Studies before moving to London to enrol in film school. Having made her first short film about her neighbour's chickens when she was 9 (a dystopian sci-fi, still her favourite genre), she is now a London-based film director and editor, and also a writer for the Portuguese Take Magazine. She is a huge fan of Lars Von Trier, Krysztof Kiéslowski, and David Lean.
  • THE POST – Review ***

    From the same cinematic universe as All the President’s Men, by the writer who gave us Spotlight, The Fifth Estate and 26 episodes of The...

  • THE FLORIDA PROJECT – Review ****

    Independent director Sean Baker wrote, directed and edited The Florida Project, a film that, just like its filmic predecessor, Tangerine, gives us an insight into...

  • DUNKIRK – Review ****

    Christopher Nolan is a peculiar creature. A cold, clinical director who casts Method actors on his film, he is at his greatest when displaying masterful...

  • THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI – Review *****

    Sometimes all you need is a simple, well-written story, and great actors to make it come alive. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, by director/writer Martin...

  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME – Review ***

    Call Me By Your Name is having raging reviews all over. This, I’m afraid, isn’t one of them. Luca Guadagnino, who few years ago gave...

  • THE SHAPE OF WATER – Review *****

    This Valentine’s Day, take your better half to the cinema to watch the extremely romantic story of a mute woman who has sexual intercourse with...

  • PHANTOM THREAD – Review ****

    Paul Thomas Anderson returns in collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis (in what may be the actor’s final film, ever) to give us the story of an...

  • AVA – Review ****

    Director Léa Mysius’s feature debut, Ava, has been on an awards roll. After winning best SACD Feature at Cannes and being nominated for the first...

  • UNA – Review ***

    The first attempt of director Benedict Andrews into the forays of fictional drama comes with the film adaptation of David Harrower’s play “Blackbird”. Andrews, whose...

  • THE L-SHAPED ROOM (1962) – Review ****

    The UK during the 1960s was a very different place. Free from the prudish censorship that would hit it during the 70s, British cinema was...