Senna (2010)

An artist of racing in the rain. I’m not much of a racing fan, in fact I used to make fun of it a lot. I’ll never be a Nascar fan but I do have a newfound appreciation for Formula One racers. Ayrton Senna was incredible on a track. This documentary about his racing career was full of victory and drama. Senna was handsome and really talented. He represented his country of Brazil really well. I loved the rivalry he had with that mean ol’ Frenchman Prost. An inspiring and sad story, God took Senna from us too soon, but at least he lived life in the fast lane.

88/100

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City of God (2003)

Dios Mio… This movie was pretty crazy. It starts off with a crazy chase after a chicken and then ends in almost a crossfire between a gang and police. The movie spans over many, many years. You get to watch kids grow up in the slums to become gangsters in their own territories. One boy breaks away from that stuff and becomes a famous photographer. The movie is incredibly interesting, but as far as entertainment value goes, I probably wouldn’t re-watch this movie again. It’s way, way too long and it isn’t so compelling I’d sit through it all again. I’m definitely glad I saw it once, but I think I’ll leave God to watch over the city, I’ll just be watching something else.

82/100

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Brazil (1985)

Brazil, why the heck is it even called that? It’s hard to say with a Terry Gilliam film. These movies by Gilliam are always so weird. I’ll give him credit, he has great creativity with his shots, sets and effects. This doesn’t always translate to an entertaining movie. I felt like this movie was overly long and boring at times. Robert De Niro had a small role in this but I got excited every time he was on screen. Ian Holm had a funny little part in this too. Jonathan Pryce did okay as the leading man but I never really connected with him. The movie just feels like 1984 but stuck in weird-mode. The ending is also a bummer. I’ll applaud the creativity of the film and the director doing what he wants, but I won’t say this is a good film. I can’t recommend this one.

60/100

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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

This movie is pretty entertaining but it was a little too complicated for an action film, especially a Brazilian action film. I really did like the main character Nascimento. Although, he looks like a Brazilian Mark Ruffalo. I liked the Politics involved in the plot and it’s always good seeing dirty cops get what’s coming to them. The parts involving his son seemed unnecessary to the plot and it was a bit weird trying to figure out who his wife was actually with, I’m still confused about that.

76/100

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