Film Reviews, International Film

REVIEW: Horatio (2021)

Stuck in a hideout in the company of his hostage daughter Petula (Maria Luísa Mendonça) and his butch bodyguard Milton (Marcelo Drummond), Horácio (Zé Celso) can comfortably say he has seen better days. A prominent cigarette smuggler, clearly involved in many other shady yet never…

Drama, Film Reviews

REVIEW: The Fever (2021)

In 2020, Amazon deforestation in Brazil increased by almost 10%, the highest number in twelve years, with over 11,000 square metres gone. Since taking office at the beginning of 2019, president Jair Bolsonaro has consistently made a mockery of environmental enforcement laws, prioritising the interests…

Drama, Film Reviews, SXSW 2021

REVIEW: Executive Order (SXSW 2021)

Executive Order opens with a card stating that the story takes place “somewhere in the future,” allocating the viewer in an undetermined space that equally dialogues with present and future while simultaneously pulling from the past. Some of the best products of recent Brazilian cinema…