Berlin 2012: ‘Tabu’ review

★★★★★ Miguel Gomes’ third feature Tabu (2012) is an impassioned love story which draws its influences from the early romantic era of 1930’s Hollywood filmmaking. Aurora (played by Laura Soveral in her old age and Ana Moreira during her younger years), an elderly Portuguese women with an eccentric personality and Continue Reading


DVD Review: ‘Boca’

★★★☆☆ The lavishly produced and stylish crime thriller Boca (2012) – directed by Brazilian filmmaker Flavio Frederico and based on the autobiography of Hiroito, ‘The King of Boca do Lixo’ – makes for enjoyable viewing. Set amidst the brothels and nightclubs of 1950s São Paulo, Hiroito (Daniel de Oliveira) rises Continue Reading