All posts by Sara Galvão

  • FEMALE VAMPIRE – Review ***

                The 70s were a wonderful cinematic time. As the studio system crumbled to pieces and the 60s sexual revolution screamed...

  • UNCERTAIN ***

    There’s something about Southern USA that attracts documentarists. In the tradition of  Errol Morris’s Vernon, Florida or, more recently, Sean Dunne’s Florida Man, there’s now...

  • Certain Women – Review ****

                 Those familiar with the previous work of writer/director Kelly Reichardt know she doesn’t care for over the top narrative arcs – her films are...

  • Prevenge – Review *****

    Motherhood is a wonderful thing, or so they say –  and so it should come as no surprise that  Alice Lowe’s Prevenge is a wonderful...

  • Cameraperson – Review ****

    If you don’t like or are indifferent to documentaries, stay away from Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson – a scrapbook of jobs, personal life and growth, it...

  • 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...