Berlinale Review: Isle of Dogs (2018)

I mean, let’s just put it out there: everybody loves dogs. Or at least they should. Dogs are better than people, and we don’t even deserve them but are lucky enough they became part of our lives. Inventive director Wes Anderson, the same guy who brought foxes to life in “The Fantastic Mr. Fox”, is a wise man who accepts this reality, and his newest … Continue reading Berlinale Review: Isle of Dogs (2018)

Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

Some of the first stories most of us ever heard were fairy tales. From the 17-century ones written in Neapolitan dialect by Giambattista Basile to the stories created by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, tales became quintessential to our way of telling and understanding stories, and also serve as proof of our common humanity. Although many are filled with violent themes – murder, loss, and … Continue reading Review: The Shape of Water (2017)

Review: How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Anthrozoology is a science entirely dedicated to the study of the interactions between humans and other animals. We coexist long before our history has been able to record it, in relationships that engages in both positive and negative perspectives. American philosopher Tom Regan, one of the main scientists behind the animal rights theory, early proposed animals also possess inherent values mankind should respect, even if they … Continue reading Review: How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

Review: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

A sentence that has already been attributed to many, “History is written by victors” is a truism widely spread in society. While it can be considered a quite simplistic – and not fully honest – affirmation, it does come to show that whenever writing history, people tend to not always refer to perfectly verifiable facts – and thankfully we can count on historians for drawing on multiple sources to try … Continue reading Review: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

Review: The Princess Bride (1987)

One should never underestimate the power imagination can have in our lives. For most of us, it is during childhood that the closeness and connection with the world of imagination experiences its peak. For not yet being fully constrained by the limits that are imposed onto them, kids allow themselves the time to dream, imagine, create, go beyond. Luckily, many of us are able to … Continue reading Review: The Princess Bride (1987)