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Wednesday, August 1 2012

Directing in the Round: Fernando Meirelles’ '360'

Upon the release of new film 360, the director of City of God talks with PopMatters about chance encounters, Freud’s concept of civilization, and how to survive the slings and arrows of producers and critics.


Monday, September 8 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Columns

Thursday, October 2 2008

In the Land of the Blind

Fernando Meirelles’ adaptation of Jose Saramago’s Blindness fails because the source material doesn’t easily lend itself to cinema, and because the filmmaker is clearly out of his depth.


Reviews

Wednesday, February 13 2013

The Circle of Life in '360'

Is our life experience, as this film often suggests, merely comprised of a series of coincidences and situations we fall into and out of, enjoy and suffer?


Thursday, October 2 2008

Blindness

If its political metaphor is plain, the aesthetic allusions are more intriguing, as Blindness works to show what can't be shown, to find a visual language for what's not visual.


Monday, August 29 2005

The Constant Gardener (2005)

That might be the film's most potent insight, that the white guy cannot save the day.


Sunday, June 6 2004

City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

The film's most profound understanding is that the moral confusions shaping its protagonists are not particular to them, but surrounding all of us.


Thursday, January 30 2003

City of God (Cidade de Deus) (2002)

Delves into daily traumas and fears, the bleak hierarchies of power, race, and desire that structure life in the projects.


Blogs

Thursday, October 2 2008

Fable Feels 'Blind' to its Own Illogic

Before Star Wars, serious science fiction survived on the allegorical. Take a typical situation, instill it with some sort of out of this world premise,


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