Posts Tagged ‘Drama’

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RELEASES! Blue Valentine (2010); Mama (2013) BASIC CLASSICS! Moby Dick (1956); Fastaff (1965)

February 19, 2013

At last we can enjoy of one of the gems of the American indie cinema, three years afther its release in the rest of the world! However this opportunity must be seized. As it is said in the Peter Bradshaw’s review of this post “Blue Valentine is certainly a serious, intelligent film which deserves to be considered in the same light as Sam Mendes’s Revolutionary Road”. The other interesting release is Mama, a horror film that has become a success in Spain, in fact, there is a Spanish producer (Guillermo del Toro included). And finally, two absolute basic classics in Filmoteca Española, the particular John Huston’s Moby Dick adaption and Falstaff, one of Orson Wells’ works rolled in our country with several Shakespeare’s theatre plays. We must go to the movies!

RELEASE! BLUE VALENTINE (2010)

This interesting film is released with a considerable delay; it could not be an impediment! An intense romance is waiting for us starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, a couple very well chosen, indeed, Michell was nominated in the Oscars.

BluE ValentineBlue Valentine [Blue Valentine, 2010]-Directed by Derek Cianfrance

Screenplay: Derek Cianfrance, Cami Delavigne, Joey Curtis

Cast: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mikel Vogel, John Doman

Genre: Romance | Drama | Indie Cinema

Nationality: USA

Length: 114 min.

Synopsis: The film centres on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.IMDb

The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/jan/13/blue-valentine-review

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASE! MAMA (2013)

If you like horror films it could be the best chose this weekend. A Canadian movie produced by Guillermo del Toro starring the actress on fashion, Jessica Chastain who could win the Oscar in the next ceremony. It is difficult to recognize her because she is blonde and she appears brown in the film. There will be chills.

Mama poster

Mama [Mamá, 2013]-Directed by Andrés Muschietti

Screenplay: Andrés Muschietti, Neil Cross, Barbara Muschietti

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nelisse

Genre: Horror | Ghosts

Nationality: Canada

Length: 100 min.

Synopsis: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years…. but how alone were they?IMDb

Roger Ebert has written: http://www.rogerebert.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130116/REVIEWS/130119994/1023

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

BASIC CLASSICS! MOBY DICK (1956)

John Houston’s film has superb action sequences and some well done work filmed in supporting roles, which helps overcome Gregory Peck as Ahab. The script, one of the sacred works of American literature) was adapted by Ray Bradbury, the great science fiction novelist who is well-know from great classics as Fahrenheit 451 or The Martian Chronicles.

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Saturday, 23th.  17:30 h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

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Moby Dick [Moby Dick, 1956]-Directed by John Houston

Screenplay: Ray Bradbury, John Houston (Novel by Herman Melville)

Cast: Gregory Peck, Orson Welles, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn

Genre: Adventures | Drama

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 116 min.

Synopsis: The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain’s self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.IMDb

Popmatters has written: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/131267-moby-dick/

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

BASIC CLASSICS! FALSTAFF (1965)

Shakespeare again. Because he never is old fashioned. The master of cinema Orson Wells come to Spain because he could not make films in Hollywood with absolute freedom. This co-production between Spain and Switzerland is very curious because, in the same film, we can enjoy with a mix of four Shakespeare’s plays: Henry IV, Henry V, Richard II and The merry wives of Windsor. How intense!

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Sunday, 24th.  19:30 h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

Falstaff

Falstaff [Campanadas a medianoche, 1965]-Directed by Orson Welles

Screenplay: Orson Welles, Raphael Holinshed (Theatre plays by William Shakespeare)

Cast: Orson Welles, Jeanne Moreau, Fernando Rey, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud

Genre: Drama | Theatre

Nationality: Switzerland-Spain

Length: 115 min.

Synopsis: The career of Shakespeare’s Sir John Falstaff as roistering companion to young Prince Hal, circa 1400-1413.IMDb

 The Independent has written: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/orson-welles-rarely-seen-masterpiece-is-restored-and-rereleased-2313302.html

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

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RELEASES! Quartet (2012); Coriolanus (2011); Hitchcock (2012); Beasts of the southern wild (2012); Silver linings playbook (2012)

January 31, 2013

I have to apologize for the delay of our cinema posts but I am here again. This is a special post because I need to rescue several interesting films and our regular releases. This weekend there are not basic classics.

RELEASES! Quartet (2012)

This is the debut of… Dustin Hoffman! As filmmaker… A curious story about a group of retired opera singers and one of the British productions on screens.

Quartet

Quartet [El Cuarteto, 2012]-Directed by Dustin Hoffman

Screenplay: Ronald Harwood (Play by Ronald Harwood)

Cast: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins…

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 95 min.

Synopsis: At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.IMDb

 The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/dec/27/quartet-review

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Coriolanus (2011)

Another unexpected debut. Ralph Fiennes has decided to start as director with a difficult mission: To adapt Coriolanus by Shakespeare. He is also one of the meaning characters with Vanessa Redgrave and Gerard Butler.

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Coriolanus [Coriolanus, 2011]-Directed by Ralph Fiennes

Screenplay: John Logan (Theater play by William Shakespeare)

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox

Genre: Thriller | Theater

Nationality: USA

Length: 122 min.

Synopsis: A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.IMDb

New York Magazine has written: http://nymag.com/movies/reviews/coriolanus-hugo-edelstein-2011-12/

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Hitchcock (2012)

If you like films about cinema this could be a good choice this weekend. Sasha Gervasi try to recreate how intense the filming of Psycho was. Another difficult mission with an excellent cast: Anthony Hopkins (as Alfred Hitchcock), Helen Mirren (as his wife Alma) and Scarlett Johansson (as Janet Leigh). Interesting if you had watched Psycho.

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Hitchcock [Hitchcock, 2012]-Directed by Sasha Gervasi

Screenplay: ohn J. McLaughlin, Stephen Rebello (Novel by Stephen Rebello)

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Toni Colette…

Genre: Drama | Biographical

Nationality: USA

Length: 98 min.

Synopsis: A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho in 1959.IMDb

New York Daily News has written: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/movie-review-hitchcock-article-1.1205815

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Beasts of the southern wild (2012)

This is one of the films nominated in Oscars 2013. An original drama with a touch of fantasy that is liked by critics. Its little star (Quvenzhané Wallis) is the youngest actress nominated for the Oscars of all time (9 years old). It looks original.

Beasts of the southern wild

Beasts of the southern wild [Bestias del sur salvaje, 2012]-Directed by Benh Zeitlin

Screenplay: Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar (Novel by Lucy Alibar)

Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Pamela Harper…

Genre: Drama | Indie

Nationality: USA

Length: 91 min.

Synopsis: Faced with both her hot-tempered father’s fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.IMDb

New York Post has written: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/one_of_the_year_beast_MLGSokyd0ZlAUJq8swR94I

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Silver linings playbook (2012)

The film by David O. Russell is the movie with the most awards in the Billboard. A romantic drama that might go missing because of poor marketing campaign: a very bad title translation [El lado bueno de las cosas] and a wrong approach because this is not another simple comedy (as they seem to sell).

Silver linings playbook

Silver linings playbook [El lado bueno de las cosas, 2012]-Directed by David O. Russell

Screenplay: David O. Russell (Novel by Matthew Quick)

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert de Niro, Jacki Weaver…

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: USA

Length: 120 min.

Synopsis: After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.IMDb

Time has written: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/09/11/silver-linings-playbook-bradley-and-jennifer-go-dancing-on-the-edge/

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

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RELEASES! Trouble with the curve (2012); Chasing Mavericks (2012) | The Bigamist (1953)

November 20, 2012

After a horrible weekend without interesting releases the next is not looks like better. However, the Ang Lee’s comeback, Life of Pi, is near and I am sure that this will be one of the best American films of the year. At any rate, if we want to watch a release we could chose between these two films with similar theme: sports. Enjoy this!

Trouble with the curve (2012) by Robert Lorenz

The Robert Lorenz’s debut is been released in our country starring Clint Eastwood, indeed, he was his assistant director in the beautiful The Bridges of Madison County (1995)or in the awarded Mystic River (2003). This is a nice story about improvement and sportsmanship. It looks like a film friendly.

Trouble with the curve [Golpe de efecto, 2012] Directed by Robert Lorenz

Screenplay: Randy Brown

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman…

Genre: Drama | Sports

Nationality: USA

Length: 111 min.

Synopsis: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

StarTribune has written: http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/movies/170535676.html?refer=y

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

Chasing Mavericks (2012) by Curtis Hanson

Despite the sad Hanson’s trajectory, this filmmaker is the director of one of the masterpieces at 90s: L.A. Confidential. An excellent movie from which there is no trace in his later films. What a pity. If the previous movie is about baseball, this is about surfing so it is not only appropriate to the season in which hits theaters. Anyway, seems very entertaining.

Chasing Mavericks (2012) [Persiguiendo Mavericks, 2012] Directed by Curtis Hanson

Screenplay: Brandon Hooper, Kario Salem

Cast: Gerard Butler, Johnny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Scott Eastwood

Genre: Drama | Sports

Nationality: USA

Length: 116 min.

Synopsis: When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.IMDb

The New York Times has written: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/movies/chasing-mavericks-by-curtis-hanson-and-michael-apted.html

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

The Bigamist (1953) by Ida Lupino

We will always have… the classics! And we must remember that Ida Lupino is been honored in Filmoteca. Ida Lupino’s case is not very common in Hollywood  where directors mostly male in the Golden Age. The Bigamist is a classic drama with Ida Lupino as director and actress, at the same time and with a curious gossip: the story was written by Collier Young, recently divorced from Lupino, only to remarry her co-star – Joan Fontaine!

The Bigamist (1953) [El Bígamo, 1953] Directed by Ida Lupino

Screenplay: Larry Marcus, Lou Schor, Collier Young

Cast: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O’Brien…

Genre: Drama

Nationality: USA

Length: 80 min.

Synopsis: Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of traveling from his home in San Francisco to Los Angeles. Harry gets tracked down in LA where he has a second wife and a baby. Via flashbacks, Harry tells the adoption agent how he ended up in two marriages.IMDb

Time Out London has written: http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/67738/the-bigamist.html

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

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RELEASES! Skyfall (2012); 360 (2012); Submarine (2010)

October 30, 2012

Gunfight at the top of the Spanish theaters! Two of the most acclaimed directors release two British productions. One side, Sam Mendes (American beauty, Revolutionary road) takes charge of the famous James Bond, one of the heroes more profitable for British cinema; this new release claims to be more humane, deep and clever than others. On the other hand, Fernando Meirelles (Cidade de Deus, The constant gardener) presents 360, a film with an interesting cast: Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Anthony Hopkins or Ben Foster. I will not recommend a classic this weekend because we have three British releases, something unusual. The other film is Submarine, a release late (this  movie is from 2010) but absolutely British!

RELEASES!  Skyfall (2012) by Sam Mendes.

It was an absolute surprise when it was announced that Sam Mendes was directing the new James Bond’s film. Criticism has been very good because this new adventure shows a different James Bond portrait: more human, more close. This could be the mean reason of this election, Sam Mendes, a filmmaker far away from action films.

Skyfall [Skyfall, 2012] Directed by Sam Mendes

Screenplay: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan

Cast: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney

Genre: Thriller | James Bond

Nationality: UK

Length: 143 min.

Synopsis: Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.IMDb

The Guardian has written:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/13/skyfall-james-bond-first-look-review

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! 360 (2011) by Fernando Meirelles

Generally speaking, criticism has been very cruel with Meirelles’ comeback. This is an adaptation of the great figures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire: Arthur Schnitzler. Despite having a large casting, 360 looks like a film failed. But he deserves a change (even for our English!).

360 [360, 2011] Directed by Fernando Meirelles

Screenplay: Fernando Meirelles (Novel by Arthurz Schnitzler)

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ben Foster

Genre: Drama | Romance | Erotic

Nationality: UK

Length: 110 min.

Synopsis: A dramatic thriller that weaves together the stories of an array of people from disparate social backgrounds through their intersecting relationships.IMDb

Los Angeles Times has written: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/aug/02/entertainment/la-et-mn-360-movie-review-20120803

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

RELEASES! Submarine (2010) by Richard Ayoade

The famous British comedian Richard Ayoade adapts the Joe Dunthorne’s best seller in the most British film of the week (perhaps, of the month). A comedy made with a peculiar style (between Wes Anderson or Jean Luc Godard) that, it is sure, it will be one of the best election to practise our English.

Submarine [Submarine, 2011] Directed by Richard Ayoade

Screenplay: Richard Ayoade (Novel by Joe Dunthorne)

Cast: Craig Roberts, Yasmine Paige, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine…

Genre: Comedy | Romance

Nationality: UK

Length: 97 min.

Synopsis: 15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.

The New York Times has written:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/movies/submarine-with-craig-roberts-review.html?ref=movies&_r=0

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

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RELEASES! Ruby Sparks (2012); Argo (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! Miller’s Crossing (1990)

October 25, 2012

There are not British releases this weekend even if we can watch two interesting new American films on Spanish theaters: Ruby Sparks, a film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, two directors well known because they are the filmmakers of the famous film Little Miss Sunshine; and Argo, a new Ben Affleck’s sample as director. The classic of the week is Miller’s Crossing, one of the Coen Brothers’ masterpieces. Enjoy it!

  •  RELEASES! Ruby Sparks (2012) by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

This movie looks good! A story about a writer that fall in love with his character starring Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas. If you liked Little Miss Sunshine this could be you election this weekend. I will tell us because I will premiere on Thursday. Very interesting!

Ruby Sparks [Ruby Sparks, 2012] Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris

Screenplay: Zoe Kazan

Cast: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening,

Genre: Comedy | Romance

Nationality: USA

Length: 104 min.

Synopsis: A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.IMDb

The Hollywood Reporter has written: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/ruby-sparks-film-review-338721

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

  •  RELEASES! Argo (2012) by Ben Affleck

Nobody knows the Ben Affleck’s filmography as director and this could be a good film to discover his talent making movies. This is not his debut, Affleck had previously filmed two films: Gone baby gone (2007) and The City (2010). Already there are rumors that Argo might be one of the big winners of the Oscars.

Argo [Argo, 2012] Directed by Ben Affleck

Screenplay: Chris Terrio

Cast: Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling…

Genre: Thriller | Drama

Nationality: USA

Length: 120 min.

Synopsis: A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.IMDb

Variety has written: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117948149/

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

  •  BASIC CLASSICS! Miller’s Crossing (1990) by Coen Brothers

“A handsome film about men in hats” was how Joel and Ethan Coen described their third film, this beautiful gangster classic that takes great pains to resurrect the genre. Inspired by Dashiell Hammett‘s classic novel The Glass Key, Miller’s Crossing contains some fabulous set-pieces and memorable dialogues. Essential!

Miller’s Crossing [Muerte entre las flores, 1990] Directed by Coen Brothers

Screenplay: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (Novel by Dashiell Hammett)

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand…

Genre: Drama | The 20s | Gangsters

Nationality: USA

Length: 115 min.

Synopsis: Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.IMDb

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Friday, 26th.  7.45 pm Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

Time Out London has written: http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/73205/millers-crossing.html

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

 

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RELEASES!! The woman in Black (2012), Shame (2011) | BASIC CLASSICS! NICHOLAS RAY: Bigger than life (1956)

February 15, 2012

At last,  we can enjoy two British releases this weekend. One hand, there is a horror film about enchanted houses, with spirits and ghosts, a victorian touch and (this is important) no blood. On the the other hand, the controversial movie “Shame” arrives Spanish cinemas with a big marketing campaign.

RELEASES! THE WOMAN IN BLACK: Daniel Radcliff (yes! Harry Potter) is the main character in this film produced by Hammer Films, the most important British horror producer, the creators of the great gothic horror films on seventies or the extraordinary Christopher Lee’s success performing Dracula. Hammer was a lot of years disappear but they have returned since two years ago.

The woman in black [La mujer de negro]-2012 Directed by James Watkins

Screenplay: Jane Goldman (Novel by Susan Hill)

Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet meter, Shaun Dooley and Liz

Genre: Horror | Drama

Length: 95 min.

Synopsis: A young lawyer travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.

Trailer (VOSE):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYrvZDKo2es

Official site:

http://www.womaninblack.com

 

RELEASES! SHAME: It is story about a sex addict, starring Michael Fassbender, that I could see last year in Festival de San Sebastian, and I did not like too much. It is not a bad filming but its screenplay is a little bit stupid, with a musical overdose and a Fassbender saturation. I recommend it because is British and also because everybody is going to talk about it. A controversial film (because is about sex). We are not going to change ever.

 

Shame [Shame]-2011 Directed by Steve McQueen

Screenplay: Steve McQueen & Abi Morgan

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan , James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

Genre: Drama | Erotic

Length: 99 min.

Synopsis: In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated private life — which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction — is disrupted when his sister Sissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

Trailer (VOSE):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0NY0ZFldvo&feature=player_embedded

Variety has wrotten:

http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117945959/

 

BASIC CLASSICS! Nicholas Ray’s BIGGER THAN LIFE. Ray’s tribute is still on Filmoteca’s screen. This weekend we can see an American way of life attack with a story about drugs  called “Bigger than life”. Starring James Mason and Walter Matthau, it is very bizarre because the drug that produces James Mason’s hallucinations is ¡cortisone! A very common medicine nowadays but not so usual in 50s.

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Saturday, 18th.  19:30 h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

Bigger than life [Más poderoso que la vida]-1956 Directed by Nicholas Ray

Screenplay: Cyril Hume & Richard Maibaum

Cast: A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a “miracle” drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Genre: Drama

Length: 95 min.

Synopsis: A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a “miracle” drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Original Trailer (VOSE) with an introduction by James Mason:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NvuvQ6pQIQ

The Newyorker has written:

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/revivals/2010/03/22/100322gomo_GOAT_movies_brody

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RELEASES! The Descendants (2011) | BASIC CLASSICS! 12 Angry Men (1957)

January 17, 2012

RELEASE: There are not British releases this week so I am going to recommend the more interesting Hollywood release: The Descendants. This could be one of the best films of the year, with an inspired George Clooney and a good director like Alexader Payne who made the satiric movie Election (featuring a funny Reese Witherspoon), About Schmidt (starring Jack Nicholson) and the romantic comedy Sideways (translated into spanish like “Entre copas”).

This film has received great praises like “Mr. Payne, with a light touch and a keen sense of place has made a movie that, for all its modesty, is as big as life.” (New York Times) or “It is an exceptionally smart and enjoyable comedy” (The Wall Street Journal).
We cannot miss this movie!

The Descendants [Los Descendientes] 2011-Directed by Alexander Payne
Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash (Novel: Kaui Hart Hemmings)
Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Judy Greer, Robert Forster
Genre: Drama
Length: 115 min.
Sinopsis: Matt King (George Clooney), an indifferent husband and father, has to reconnect with his two young daughters when his wife is involved in a boating accident and falls into a coma. While struggling to make a decision about whether he should sell the family land that has been handed down through the generations, he uncovers a troubling secret about his wife.

Review: (from Rolling Stone)
http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/the-descendants-20111115

Trailer (VOSE):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8zqqKQoD_M

BASIC CLASSIC: The next 21th Saturday we can watch an extraordinary film directed by Sidney Lumet, 12 Angry Men (12 Hombres sin piedad), the aclaimed movie about trials, with a very theatrical staging and starring Henry Fonda. It was the Lumet’s debut and a film with a perfect narrative structure based on spectacular plays and dialogues. Essential!

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
20:20h. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 e.

12 Angry Men [12 Hombres sin piedad] 1957-Directed by Sidney Lumet
Screenplay: Reginald Rose (Theater: Reginald Rose)
Genre: Drama
Lenght: 97 min.
Synopsis: The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room. (IMDb)

Review (from New York Times):

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9f02e3de1730e23bbc4d52dfb266838c649ede

Trailer (VO):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7CBKT0PWFA