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Dear Flixster Community,

After seven fabulous years with you all, we are sorry to let you know that we're going to be retiring the Flixster Community site on September 30, 2014. Please note that you can still access your ratings, reviews, and quizzes on Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes using your same login. We have had so much fun building this community with you.

Thanks for all the memories,
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Carlos Magalhães (blacksheepboy)

Berlin, Germany

Carlos' Recent Reviews


Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) Tom à la ferme (Tom at the Farm) Unrated
A more restrained Xavier Dolan after his pretentious previous film, displaying now an assured direction and control of this suspenseful thriller, even though the narrative also seems to move too fast as the characters start to act in ways that do not always seem convincing.
El Dorado El Dorado PG
Hawks re-teams with John Wayne in this obvious remake of Rio Bravo (although he always denied that), which despite lacking in originality and being too familiar for its own good, boasts a stunning cinematography, elegant dialogue and Robert Mitchum virtually stealing the scene.

Carlos' Favorite Movies


Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) R
The original theatrical version is surely great, a beautiful homage to cinema, but check out the extended director's cut, a new and quite different experience that gives much more space to the love story, resulting in a much richer and complete narrative. This is certainly one of my favourite films of all time.
The Last Samurai The Last Samurai R
I really cannot understand how overlooked and underrated this film is. This is nothing less than an extraordinary masterpiece in its own ways; a fascinating and powerful epic about honor, loyalty, redemption and love, beautifully photographed, greatly acted and so wonderfully scripted.

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