Lucas Monteiro

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Favorite films

  • The Long Goodbye
  • Burning
  • Paris, Texas
  • Cool Hand Luke

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  • We Own the Night

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

  • Catch Me If You Can

  • Argentina, 1985

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  • The Devil Queen

    The Devil Queen

    Watched it on 35mm, on the big screen, with a bonus Q&A with director Antonio Carlos da Fontoura. 
    49 years after it’s release, I found the perfect way to experience this beast from Brazilian 70’s cinema scene. So raw, so embracing of it’s surroundings, and so damn brave! 
    I Take my hat off to Milton Gonçalves ( a giant !! ),
    Odete Lara, a brilliant natural talent, with the magnetism of Gena Rowlands or Barbara Loden, who dominates the screen and…

  • Four Days in September

    Four Days in September

    This has become a new favorite film.
    Love the writing.
    The balance of humor and drama was chef’s kiss.
    and the look of it really transports you.
    I wanna watch more Brazilian stuff like this, i will commit!

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  • We Own the Night

    We Own the Night

    i don’t know what it is, maybe it’s more than just one thing, but i love this film. Not in a “what a masterpiece” kinda way, but simply because of how this was such a great moment for
    mid-budget studio films. Beyond being a sensational cop drama, it portrays one interesting family dynamic. Also the best years of James Gray’s career, before he got pretentious and superficial. Same goes for Phoenix, he still is one of the best actors on…

  • Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    Incredible! give this man an oscar!!

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  • Marighella

    Marighella

    ★★★★½

    I had the privilege to watch this in a theater.
    at the wonderful and intimate LUMIERE CINEMA AT THE MUSIC HALL, LOS ANGELES.

    I was expecting to enjoy this film purely for the fact it’s Brazilian, plus for the names attached.
    I was wonderfully wrong.
    The first thing you gotta understand before going into Marighella (2019)  is that when we talk about Brazilian cinema, we will be talking about portraying violence, the same applies to any political historic conversation regarding…

  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★★

    Best take on the Batman.
    Matt Reeves gets it.
    From all of the impeccable aspects that compose The Batman, and when i say that i mean the Screenplay, the directing, the cinematography, the thrilling score, the spot on performances, but what i really think made this experience perfect, and that’s what Reeves should really be proud for, the film’s tone. The Batman (2021) knows what it is.
    I love how personal it feels, the voice over was a nice touch.…