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City Of Men Review


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Splintered off from Fernando Meirelles' undeniable City of God, Paulo Morelli's City of Men, a continuation of the acclaimed Sundance Channel TV series, takes on a similar ghetto with a similar Dickensian cast of gangsters, seasoned veterans, and day-job so-and-sos as they go 12 rounds with the day-to-day routine of slum life in Rio de Janeiro. But where God used a central eye to see the pervasive crawl of violence in the ghetto, Men goes for straight shooting and high hopes.

Morelli, a veteran of the television series, continues to document the lives of two young men that make their home in the area known as Dead End Hill. One, a young father named Ace (Darlan Cunha), has a problem paying attention to his son while also trying to excise his youthful indiscretions. The other, a motorcycle-taxi driver named Wallace (Douglas Silva), wants to find his father before he gets his ID card for his 18th birthday. These young roustabouts, especially Ace, find themselves in the middle of a turf war between likable though snotty gang leader Midnight (Jonathan Haagensen) and his right-hand man Fasto (Eduardo BR).

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Me You Them Review


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Polygamy is usually not a funny or endearing subject, but under the lens of Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington, love with multiple partners becomes a dreamy kaleidoscope of passion and possibilities.

Thousands of movies have featured two-timing men and women sneaking behind their partner's backs. In Me You Them, everything is out in the open. The woman and three men who cohabit in Me You Them are brought together by poverty and lust. After deciding to share a small, mud-enforced house in the middle of nowhere, they learn to overcome their differences and live side-by-side. It's not always easy. All three men are involved with Darlene, and all three get jealous knowing she sleeps around. They put up with it because she is beautiful, sassy, smart, and accommodating. She also gets pregnant easily, bearing sons for each man.

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