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Vazante Reviews

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January 12, 2018
Vazante pokes and probes at colonial culture and comes up with very little.
January 7, 2018
Daniela Thomas seems stymied by her own images, unable to extract the turmoil and violence suggested by her story for fear of upsetting the austere surface harmony of her visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 25, 2018
At two hours, Vazante has an unfortunate tendency to drag.
January 3, 2018
Thomas implausibly upholds the romantic trope of a doomed heroine.
March 10, 2020
The long frame suits Thomas's preoccupation with the mountainous terrain and the movement of human bodies across it, which are beautiful to witness but can't compensate for the story's ever-dwindling momentum.
June 3, 2020
An engrossing film from veteran director Daniela Thomas.
May 28, 2019
The various interpersonal dynamics at play, though manifested quietly, manage to evoke modern conflicts nearly effortlessly, and in this way the film succeeds as a meaningful journey onto the plantation.
May 7, 2018
Under the supervision of Linha de Passe co-director Daniela Thomas, this emotionally wrenching period drama is culturally and historically valuable.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 20, 2017
Thomas approaches the brutality of slave life with a pointedly elliptical style - allowing the audience to fill in the gaps.
January 26, 2018
Some scenes are languid, while others are seemingly pointless, yet they culminate toward a final shot as striking and powerful as anything in the usual crop of Oscar bait.
February 13, 2017
A minor Greek tragedy transposed to colonial Brazil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2018
Daniela Thomas previously teamed with other directors, most notably Walter Salles, but "Vazante" marks her first time behind the camera alone. With those decades of experience in mind, this film never feels like a debut.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 20, 2017
[A] darkly mysterious period fable.
January 10, 2018
With Vazante, Thomas imagines, convincingly, with Faulknerian reach and density, the details of those lives, what being them might have felt like.
February 1, 2018
Any director this far along in developing an assured visual style truly is a director to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2018
The ending has a feeling of inevitability but is nonetheless shocking, a tragedy resulting from an original sin that haunts, and will continue to haunt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2018
It's an austere, pitiless world and might be a near-unbearable, unwatchable one if the director Daniela Thomas didn't hook you early. But she does ...
April 20, 2018
There are memes about white people tears, too, though the movie's final scream of horror might actually be funnier than any of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 26, 2018
It's preoccupied with textures and touch, with fabric, food and foliage. Yet it's a sensuous telling of a rather pessimistic story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 11, 2018
Brazilian drama about a misogynistic slave owner and those suffering under his control.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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