All posts by Sara Galvão

  • The Childhood of a Leader – Review ***

               Disclaimer: Brady Corbet’s directorial debut is not, I repeat, is not a biopic. So attempts to identify the “leader” with...

  • I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO – Review ****

    James Baldwin may not be as known as Martin Luther King Jr. or Malcolm X, but the writer/poet/social activist is as much of a reference...

  • ARRIVAL – Review ****

                Feeling anxious about the sequel of Blade Runner? Completely forgot how it feels to watch a sci-fi movie that doesn’t...

  • KOZA (“GOAT”) – Review ****

    When one thinks of European Cinema, the images that pop to mind are definitely not Slovakian. In fact, it is very rare to find films...

  • Elstree 1976 – Review **

    How was it, to work in Star Wars before it was The Star Wars? As episode 7 was shooting, director Jon Spira managed to get...

  • Embrace – Review ***

    Do women have bodily self-esteem issues? The answer is obviously affirmative, and yet Embrace, the first documentary by mother of three made activist Taryn Brumfitt, seems...

  • Snowden – Review ***

    It’s hard, not to say impossible, to see a film with a political agenda and remain indifferent to that same agenda – even if the...

  • Magnus – Review ***

     Documentaries about geniuses aren’t that hard to find – and for chess geniuses, the standard is definitely famous Bobby Fischer Against the World (Liz Garbus, 2011)....

  • My Scientology Movie – Review ***

    Any documentary fans know Louis Theroux quite well – and know he’s not one to be scared to tackle controversial subjects. From Nazism, pedophiles, Westboro...

  • La La Land – Review *****

    The expectations for Damien Chazelle’s second feature were already through the roof even before the first trailers for La La Land hit the interwebs; and...