It's a rare treat to like a movie that most critics hate. Usually I see eye to eye with at least some reviews, but in the case of Blindness, all I found were negative notices – and yet I was determined to see the film anyway. Why? Because I am fascinated with blindness. I think losing one's sight is second… read more!
Movies Directed by Fernando Meirelles (in alphabetical order)
This intense gangster thriller was originally released in US theatres in early 2003; it was brought back for a re-release a year later after earning four surprising Oscar nominations in major categories - direction, adapted screenplay, cinematography and editing - all of which turned out to be well-deserved. I felt like a fool for ignoring this amazing movie in 2003… read more!
The producers of The Constant Gardener, saddled with one of the least exciting titles for a thriller ever (thanks to John Le Carré, who invented the title for his novel on which the film is based), did the smartest thing they could have done by hiring Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles to helm this Africa-based story of murder and corporate conspiracy.… read more!
In the hands of a lesser director, The Two Popes might been just a theological spin on My Dinner with Andre: two learned men with differing world views sitting around talking while the camera does little more than document their repartee. But The Two Popes has Brazil's Fernando Meirelles at the helm, and Meirelles, the director of City of God,… read more!