RELEASES! Anna Karenina (2012); Liberal arts (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! The princess Bride (1987)

March 19, 2013

Anna Karenina is the great release of the month, directed by Joe Wright who adapted successfully the beautiful masterpiece of literature Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen) and the modern classic Atonement (by Ian McEwan), the great playwright Tom Stoppard has written the script, so we can imagine how theatrical  the results of this immortal  novel can be. The other remarkable release of the week is Liberal arts, the second film directed by Josh Radnor who is becoming the successor of Woody Allen (according to the critics). The basic classic is a nice blockbuster from eighties, this film is not a masterpiece but entertainment is assured.

RELEASE! Anna Karenina (2012)

There are a lot of adaptation of this exciting novel wrote by León Tolstói and published in 1877. An intense portrait of Russia with an unforgettable heroine: Anna Karenina. This character has been played by Greta Garbo (1935), Vivian Leigh (1948), Claire Bloom (1961), Jaqueline Bisset (1981) or Sophie Marceau (1997)… Keira Knightley is Anna in this new British remake. The first lines of the novel are anthologies: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family in its on way”. A must!

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina [Anna Karenina, 2012]-Directed by Joe Wright

Screenplay: Tom Stoppard, novel by León Tolstói

Cast: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Johnson, Emily Watson

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 130 min.

Synopsis: Set in late-19th-century Russia high-society, the aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.IMDb

The New York Times has written: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/movies/anna-karenina-from-by-joe-wright-with-keira-knightley.html?_r=0

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASE! Liberal arts (2012)

A nice comedy made in Hollywood with an indie touch. This is not the best film ever but it can make peace and good time. A film about love, with cute characters and set at the university. Josh Radnor, who has been playing lead sitcom character Ted on How I met your mother, won with his debut the 2010 Sundance Audience award for Happythankyoumoreplease.

Liberal arts Liberal arts [Amor y letras, 2012]-Directed by Josh Radnor

Screenplay: Josh Radnor

Cast: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron, Kristen Bush

Genre: Comedy | Romance

Nationality: USA

Length: 97 min.

Synopsis: When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor’s retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.IMDb

Time Out London has written: http://www.timeout.com/london/film/liberal-arts-2012

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

BASIC CLASSICS! The princess bride (1987)

There are some simple films that become in unexpected success as if by magic. This movie directed by Rob Reiner (who has directed great blockbusters as Stand by me [1986], When Harry met Sally [1989] or Misery [1990]) and starring Robin Wright Penn and Billy Chrystal, enjoyed in the eighties. It is narrated like a tale, with music composed by Mark Knopfler and won the Audience Toronto Award the year of its release.

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Saturday, 23th.  5:30 pm. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

The Princess Bride

The princess bride [La princesa prometida, 1987]-Directed by Rob Reiner

Screenplay: William Goldman

Cast: Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Billy Chrystal

Genre: Adventures | Fantasy

Nationality: USA

Length: 98 min.

Synopsis: A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather).IMDb

The Guardian has written:


Theatrical Trailer (VO):



  1. I only have seen the classic British film with Vivian Leigh, which is fantastic, and I recommend. Keira Knightley is an actress who doesn’t convince me. I think she is overperforming all the time. The book on which the film is based, I haven’t read and I would like very much to do.

  2. I do not like Keira, her performance in A Dangerous Method (by David Cronenberg) was awful.
    And the book is an absolute classic! A must.

  3. I dislike Keira Knightly very much, especially since her performance in Pride and Prejudice. She was fine as the beauty in the Pirates, but that is all she should do… I wonder to what extent beauty takes one farther than one should get….
    Therefore I will not see this movie. Before I did not have to select what I saw, but now that I have realised time is gold, I cannot lose any…

  4. I have watched the film and admired the clothes, but quite honestly Keira Knightley is a total failure. What does she convey? She is all the time like an angry cat!!! I expected to see an actress, not an animal.
    I must, admit, though, that having seen her as Elisabeth Bennet, I knew that she would wreck this ship as well. My advice to her is…go home, get married, eat a bit more and please grant us the bliss of not seeing you again on screen!!

  5. I have heard just the same thing about this film. A friend of mine went to wach this film and she said that the costumes were impressing, but the acting quite plane, and the sets not very well achieved. And, yes, you are totally right, she needs to eat more. She is skinny and umpleasant. Please, take my advice: check the Alexander Korda version with Vivian Leigh and forget this one.

  6. Poor Keira! Everybody hate her! But it is something very evident that she is not a good actress. In this cinema world the connections are very important and Keira is full of them.

  7. It’s the same story with Penelope Cruz…

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