Os 83 filmes que eu vi em 2018, e o que eu achei deles em ★☆

Janeiro

The Foreigner (2017) ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Mother! (2017) ★★★★★★★★★☆
Bridge of Spies (2015) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Berlin Syndrome (2017) ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
It (2017) ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Okja (2017) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Be Cool (2005) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
The Purge (2013) ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆

Fevereiro

The Purge: Anarchy (2014) ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
The Purge: Election Year (2016) ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
The Room (2003) ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
The Disaster Artist (2017) ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Justice League (2017) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Lady Bird (2017) ★★★★★★★★★★
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) ★★★★★★★★★☆
Call Me by Your Name (2017) ★★★★★★★★★★
8 Mile (2002) ★★★★★★★★★☆
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
Power Rangers (2017) ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
Dunkirk (2017) ★★★★★★★★☆☆
I, Tonya (2017) ★★★★★★★★☆☆
Darkest Hour (2017)…


5 obras que me fizeram pensar em feminismo

Men Explain Things to Me (Rebecca Solnit)

Com um título bem literal, esse livro é perfeito para quem gostaria de entender o fenômeno do mansplaining. Rebecca começa contando sobre quando topou com um sujeito que tentou explicar pra ela um livro que ela própria tinha escrito.

We Should All Be Feminists (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)

Livrete adaptado de uma palestra da Chimamanda, é um trabalho que apresenta uma definição concisa sobre o que é feminismo. Ajuda a entender por que deveríamos estar educando nossas crianças para serem feministas.

O Evangelho Segundo Jesus Cristo (José Saramago)

Não é exatamente feminista, mas essa revisão/sátira do Saramago tem a qualidade de nos fazer enxergar a provável insignificância de Maria, já que passa o tempo todo fazendo com que a gente se lembre da posição de extrema inferioridade a que as mulheres eram relegadas naquela época. …


2018 foi o ano em que tive que passar um Jorge Amado

É bem provável que, seis anos atrás, quando comecei essa série, minha intenção fosse buscar aprovação social, mostrar esse meu lado intelectual, sabe? Mas o exercício tem sido cada vez mais interessante pra mim porque eu consigo entender como minha cabeça mudou através dos livros que escolhi ler (ou deixar de fora).

Por exemplo, essa é a primeira vez desde o ano 3 que não tem nenhum Jorge Amado entre os livros, o que tem relação direta com outra novidade: a aparição de livros com temática feminista.

Não que eu tenha substituído um pelos outros, e nem uma questão de demonizar meu autor preferido. É só que… 2018 não era um bom ano pra ler Tieta do Agreste; não pra mim, pelo menos. Quem sabe em 2019? …


There’s a gang acting around one of Dublin’s most known areas

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“Sorry, but as I said, there’s really nothing I can do to help you ladies. Your stuff’s just… gone.”

It was the fourth time John repeated his excuses to that couple. At first, the two tourists were in a rage, but the blond woman was the one getting increasingly agitated while to her girlfriend, John’s second “sorry” had been enough to convince her they should drop it and move on. After all, there was a lot more to see in Dublin. “This city was supposed to be one of Europe’s safest!”, …


A story about: me, the pope and Ireland. Also: how I got married, where to travel to, #MondayMotivation and fooling companies with a bogus CV

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Credit: Leonardo Pereira

The 25th day of August is a special one in Ireland. There’s this individual making his first appearance in the island, a Latin American who sometimes is accused of being a communist. People here call him Francis, although he’s known in his continent as Francisco, and as Jorge by those who met him before March 2013, when he became the Catholic pope.

But your man Jorge’s causing a lot of trouble, you know. Roads are being closed, there will be bus changes and both the Red and Green Luas lines will face interruptions. Not to mention that, because his firm has been under pressure for having hired some shady men and done some dubious businesses for hundreds of years, we’re going to see some protests. …


Here’s everything you should know

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There’s none. Seriously.

And I don’t even think people should spend any time explaining why.

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Fonte: Alessio Jacona

Alguns dias atrás, estava conversando sobre Facebook com uma amiga quando ela me disse que não estava mais postando na plataforma. Embora estivéssemos usando o Facebook Messenger naquele momento, a impressão dela era de que o Facebook enquanto rede social estava se tornando desinteressante, e ela me perguntava se eu sentia o mesmo.

“A cada dia eu uso menos o Facebook. Tô vendo que vários amigos estão nessa pegada também. Você acha que o Facebook está perdendo relevância?”, perguntou ela.

Eu queria lembrar à minha querida amiga millennial que ela poderia estar observando um efeito bolha. …


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With Margot Robbie’s I, Tonya, the 90th edition of the Academy Awards put on the spot another of those American stories that only a few people outside the US care about. Every time that happens, before performing any grumpy judgement I make an effort to understand what's the movie's potential to become a relevant piece to us, the rest of the world. And I believe Tonya Harding’s story is amongst the most universally relatable ones.

Tonya Harding represents something that I’ve seen loads of people try to explain in a variety of debates: the simple notion that a troubled person might be the product of a toxic environment. I thank the Academy Awards for enabling that. (And, albeit Frances McDormand’s work in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was remarkable, I had hoped that Margot Robbie would get it at The Oscars.) …


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Source: Alessio Jacona

A few days ago, I was having a Facebook-related conversation with a dear friend of mine when she told me that she wasn’t really posting on the platform anymore. Even though we were using Facebook Messenger at the moment, Facebook, the social media thing, was becoming uninteresting to her and she wanted to know if I felt the same.

“Each day I use Facebook less. And I’m seeing that a lot of friends are like this too. Do you think Facebook is losing relevance?”, she asked.

I wanted to remind my millennial friend that she could have been observing a bubble effect. “It might be possible that in some other place people are actually using it even more,” I replied. …


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I just started my second month as an unemployed. Considering that the first one — December — was held for vacation, January was, in fact, the first month spent on preparing a nice CV, and on researching the job market to understand what skills I need and to strengthen the ones I already have.

But apart from the fear and thrill of not having a job, I noticed something new. A kind of freedom that I didn’t expect to feel: the freedom of being passive regarding the news.

Before quitting my job, I had spent more than 5 years chasing information. Every day started with some coffee and Feedly. I would scoop that reader so that I could inform my workmates later about the subjects we had to keep our eyes on. …

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