Author Archives: p. ray

What I am Reading: “The Glass Castle” – a story of an unconventional family and the love that binds.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls I got a hold of this book at a friend´s house. She was getting rid of some old stuff and showed me a small shelf full of old books. I picked out two based … Continue reading

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What I am Watching: The Mechanism (Netflix’s Brazilian political drama) and La Casa de Papel (a Spanish heist show).

When news hit that Netflix would produce a series based on the Brazilian CarWash (Lava Jato) corruption probe, I was not very interested at all. Here in Brazil, I have lived through the investigations, which have just included the arrest … Continue reading

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What I Am Watching: A Quiet Place – a super non-spoiler review.

John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place was a fun little ride using a mixture of atmosphere, good acting, and some unnecessary but not overly done jump scares. The story is set in a post-apocalypse where the key to survival is remaining … Continue reading

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Ranking the Best Picture Oscar Movies – 2018 Edition

The Oscars are upon us again and as I usually do every year, I try to watch all the movies nominated for Best Picture. I must say, this year´s batch of contenders was worse than 2017´s (you can read that … Continue reading

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Black Panther Review: a great feat for blacks on screen but a pretty by-the-numbers comic book film

although there are no direct spoilers, I do discuss some main plot themes at length in this review, which could be considered spoiler-ish   Black Panther has become more than just a film, for blacks, much in the same way … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – The Super Non-Spoiler Review

I thought I had had my fill of these fantasy universes and superhero films – even Star Wars disappointed me with Rogue One. But then I sat down to watch the latest instalment in the Star Wars and canon, The Last Jedi, and … Continue reading

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Pico do Jaraguá: One of São Paulo´s Green Wonders Hidden in Plain Sight

São Paulo´s immensity never ceases to amaze me and the thing I like best about the city is how much greener it is than most people imagine. One of the largest green spaces in São Paulo is Pico do Jaraguá … Continue reading

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