Manuel São Bento

I'm a Portuguese critic based in Sweden with a tremendous passion for cinema, television, and the art of filmmaking. I try to offer an unbiased perspective from someone who has stopped watching trailers since 2017. As years went by, I was able to develop my voice within the community and cover major festivals. Co-host of a weekly film podcast, R&M: A Conversation on Cinema. Outlets: Firstshowing, InSession Film, That Shelf, Filmhounds Magazine, Echo Boomer (PT), Magazine.HD (PT). Proud member of associations such as GFCA (Global Film Critics Association), IFSC (International Film Society Critics), and OFTA (Online Film & Television Association). You can find me across social media through @msbreviews. Portfolio:

Articles by Manuel São Bento:

  • April 24, 2023

    Quasi Review: A Harmless Silly Satire

    The Broken Lizard team returns Quasi, a goofy take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame that’s perfectly mediocre turn-your-brain-off rainy day entertainment.

  • Scene from JUNG_E
    January 20, 2023

    JUNG_E Review: A Post-Apocalyptic Study on Humanity

    JUNG_E is not what viewers expect. A war flick without the war, Yeon Sang-ho places the post-apocalyptic action in the background and instead focuses on a compelling study of what it means to be human.