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RELEASES! Stoker (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013) | BASIC CLASSICS! Brief Encounter (1945), Saturday night and Sunday morning (1960)

May 8, 2013

Two great releases are going to be shown on screens in the coming days, the new adaptation of the cult novel The Great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet…) and Stoker, the American debut of a very interesting filmmaker from Korea, Park Chan-wook who has great success the last decade with the ultraviolent film Old Boy. There are two superb British classics in CBA: Brief Encounter and Saturday night and Sunday morning, a must!

RELEASE! Stoker (2013) by Park Chan-wook

Critics are divided analyzing Park Chan-wook’s debut in Hollywood. Korean director has had to soften his extreme style (that use to be very bloody) for American audiences and the result looks like a Hitchcock film. Starring Nicole Kidman and Mia Masikowska (the last Jane Eyre), this is the best option if you like thriller movies.

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 Stoker [Stoker, 2013]-Directed by Park Chan-wook

Screenplay: Wentworth Miller

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Mia Masikowska, Matthew Goode, Jackie Weaver

Genre: Thriller

Nationality: USA

Length: 98 min.

Synopsis: After India’s father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

Rolling Stone has written: http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/stoker-20130228

RELEASE! The Great Gatsby (2013) by Baz Luhrmann

At last (this film was announced for 2012) we can enjoy the Baz Luhrmann’s return. There is always controversy with his releases, his personal style can be very excessive and baroque but this is something negative or positive, it depends of the spectator. It is not easy to adapt this American literature classic written in 20s but excessive as it is there are a plenty of fans of his films.

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The Great Gatsby [El gran Gatsby, 2013]-Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Screenplay: Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce (Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Macguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: Australia

Length: 143 min.

Synopsis: A Midwestern war veteran finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Hollywood Reporter has written: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movie/great-gatsby/review/451988?utm_source=feedly

BASIC CLASSICS! Brief encounter (1945) by David Lean

David Lean is a safe. This is one of the most important films in his incredible career because he has a great success with this passionate love story. A curiosity: after this release, David Lean could roll the two Dicken’s adaptations of his filmography: Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948). Then came the most popular films as The bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) or Doctor Zhivago (1965). So excellent a director!

Brief Encounter

Cine Estudio Círculo de Bellas Artes

Calle Marqués de Riera 2, Metro: Banco de España

Tickets 5,5 € [4 Reduced]

On Thursday 9th 5.00pm; On Friday 10th 5.00 pm; On Sunday 12th 10.00 pm.

Brief encounter [Breve encuentro, 1945]-Directed by David Lean

Screenplay: Noël Coward, David Lean, Anthony Havelock Allan

Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 85 min.

Synopsis: Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

Top 12 in The Best 100 British Films by Time Out London: http://www.timeout.com/london/film/the-100-best-british-films-2

BASIC CLASSICS! Saturday night and Sunday morning (1960) by Karel Reisz

The other British basic classic of the weekend on CBA screen is this film which it is said that this title is a good example of Free Cinema, one of the mean British Cinema movements in Twenty Century. This films were considered free in the sense that they were made outside the confines of the film industry and so they had a personal style influenced by this condition. All the great titles of this movement (such as If…, This sporting life or A taste of honey) are very important in British culture.

 

Cine Estudio Círculo de Bellas Artes

Calle Marqués de Riera 2, Metro: Banco de España

Tickets 5,5 € [4 Reduced]

On Saturday 11th 5.00 pm; On Sunday 12th 7.30 pm.

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Saturday night and Sunday morning [Sábado noche, domingo mañana]-Directed by Karel Reisz

Screenplay: Allan Sillitoe (based on his own novel)

Cast: Albert Finney, Shirley Ann Field, Rachel Roberts, Hylda Baker

Genre: Drama | Free Cinema

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 89 min.

Synopsis: A rebellious, hard-living factory worker juggles relationships with two women, one of whom is married to another man but pregnant with his child.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

Top 22 in The Best 100 British Films by Time Out London: http://www.timeout.com/london/film/the-100-best-british-films-19#bestOf-22

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RELEASES! Great Expectations (2012); To the wonder (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! The Honey Pot (1967)

April 8, 2013

The new Dicken’s adaptation is already here. Critics have not been very flattering but it always a nice experience to watch a British adaptation of this immortal writer. The last year we could enjoy of the most beautiful film about Great Expectations filmed by David Lean in 1946 (and distributed in Spain as Cadenas Rotas), in fact, this huge novel has been read by the higher grades but, not be seen before the end of the novel! There is a very important American release this weekend, the new film by Terrence Malick after the controversial The Tree of Life.

RELEASES! Great Expectations (2012)

Mike Newell is not a brilliant director but he is very efficient. All films can not be masterpieces but at least they have to be well made. He is specializes in adaptations of novels as Harry Potter (J. K. Rowling), Love in the time of cholera (Gabriel García Márquez) or The man in the iron mask (Alexandre Dumas). His great success was Four Weddings and a Funeral in 1994. Starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes, this Great Expectations comeback will be fine because the amazing stories of Pip, the convict Magwitch or the mysterious Miss Havisham are assured.

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Great Expectations [Grandes Esperanzas, 2012]-Directed by Mike Newell

Screenplay: David Nicholls (Novel by Charles Dickens)

Cast: Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Flemmyng

Genre: Drama | Romance

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 128 min.

Synopsis: A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Hollywood Reporter has written: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com//review/toronto-film-festival-great-expectations-review-helena-bonham-carter-369565

RELEASES! To the wonder (2012)

This is an absolute controversial film. It was released in the last Venice Film Festival where it was nominated (as Best Film). Starring Benn Affleck and Olga Kurylenko, this is story narrated as The Tree of Life (with a slow rhythm, poetical scenes, beautiful music…). It could be a Channel spot or a masterpiece filmed by an absolute auteur. A must this weekend!

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To the wonder [To the wonder, 2012]-Directed by Terrence Malick

Screenplay: Terrence Malick

Cast: Benn Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams

Genre: Romance | Drama

Nationality: USA

Length: 112 min.

Synopsis: After visiting Mont Saint-Michel, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Marina meets a priest and fellow exile, who is struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/sep/02/to-the-wonder-review?newsfeed=true

BASIC CLASSICS! The Honey Pot (1967)

It is a pleasure to introduce this masterpiece by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, one of the great American directors ever. You know because he is who filmed basic classics as All about Eve (Eva al desnudo, 1950), Cleopatra (Cleopatra, 1963) or The Bareffot Contess (La condesa descalza, 1954, starring Ava Gardner). All his films are excellent! The honey pot was one of the last productions of this genius, starring Rex Harrison and set in the world of theatre. A delight!

Cine Doré (Filmoteca Española), Santa Isabel 3 [Metro: Antón Martín]
On Thursday, 11th.  5:30 pm. Sala 1. VOSE. Price: 2’5 €. (2 € reduced)

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The Honey Pot [Mujeres en Venecia, 1967]-Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Screenplay: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Cast: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Maggie Smith, Capucine

Genre: Comedy | Theatre

Nationality: USA

Length: 1967

Synopsis: Inspired by a performance of his favourite play, Volpone, 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying.

Scene from the film (VO):

Roger Ebert has written: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19670525/REVIEWS/705250301/1023

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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! Les Misérables (2012); The Master (2012) | BASSIC CLASSIC! The thief of Bagdad (1940)

January 7, 2013

Happy New Year! After these special days, we return with great proposals, among themselves to watch a lot of films in English. This firs moth will release several important films of Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino or Dustin Hoffman. To begin I recover two of the most important films released in Christmas and a beautiful British classic in Filmoteca. Enjoy it!

RELEASES! LES MISÉRABLES (2012)

One of the greatest musical of ever has a new cinema version, starring Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman or Helena Bonham Carter, this adaptation is the most important British production of 2012. If you watched the musical you need to compare with this film, it could be curious!

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Les Misérables [Los Miserables]-2012 Directed by Tom Hooper

Screenplay: William Nicholson (Novel by Victor Hugo)

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway…

Genre: Drama | Musical

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 152 min.

Synopsis: In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

Time has written: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/12/11/les-miserables-the-youtube-version/

 

RELEASES! THE MASTER (2012)

 Paul Thomas Anderson who directed the acclaimed movie Magnolia (1999) returns with The Master, an essay about loneliness and power. It is inspired in the Scienciology Church’s leader but there are not explicit references in it. This is a very intense film that you will like if you enjoy other works of this director as There will be blood (2007) or Punch-Drunk Love (2002).

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The Master [The Master]-2012 Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Laura Dern…

Genre: Drama | Biopic

Nationality: USA

Length: 137 min.

Synopsis: A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future – until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.IMBb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/sep/01/the-master-review

 

BASIC CLASSICS! THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940)

There are several The Thief of Bagdad’s versions but this is very special. Filmed with a very good taste this British remake is recommended to people who like classic productions, filmed in theatrical sceneries, with beautiful costumes and a touch of magic. Based in Arabian Nights (Las mil y una noches), to watch this film is an absolute pleasure.

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The Thief of Bagdad [El ladrón de Bagdad]-1940 Directed by Michael Power

Screenplay: Lajo Biro and Miles Malleson (Based on Arabian Nights)

Cast: John Justin, Sabu, June Duprez, Conrad Veidt, Miles Malleson…

Genre: Fantastic | Adventures

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 109 min.

Synopsis: After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

Time Out London has written: http://www.timeout.com/film/reviews/79226/the-thief-of-bagdad.html

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RELEASES! Life of Pi (2012); Le Capital (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! Sunset Boulevard (1950)

November 28, 2012

After a two horrifying weeks (I am talking about releases) the Spanish cinemas present two interesting films because these movies are created by two acclaimed filmmakers, Ang Lee and Constantin Costa-Gavras, curiously, no one of them are British or American. The recommendation of the week is completed with one of my prefer movie ever: Sunset Boulevard. The most perfect film that I have ever seen. Good weekend!

LIFE OF PI (2012) by Ang Lee

Ang Lee is this kind of director who falls well. He has rolled some of the most successful movies of the last years as Crouching Tiger & Hidden Dragon (2000), Sense and Sensibility (1995) or Brokeback Mountain (2005). He can realized blockbusters but with a special touch of sensibility that it could get the difficult harmony between box-office and criticism. In this occasion, Lee presents a nice best seller’s adaptation, Life of Pi, the amazing story of a boy who needs to survive in a boat after a shipwreck with a wild tiger in it. The gossips from Hollywood talk about it as the favourite film in the next Oscars Ceremony.

Life of Pi [Vida de Pi, 2012] Directed by Ang Lee

Screenplay: David Magee (Novel by Yann Martel)

Cast: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Gérard Depardieu, Tabu…

Genre: Drama | Adventures | Survival

Nationality: USA

Length: 127 min.

Synopsis: A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor … a fearsome Bengal tiger.IMDb

Time has written: http://entertainment.time.com/2012/09/28/ang-lees-life-of-pi-the-next-avatar/?iid=ent-main-lede

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

LE CAPITAL (2012) by Constantin Costa-Gavras

He is the man associated with a cinematographic subgenre: Politic Cinema. The veteran Costa-Gavras is again here because he wants to show us her particular vision of this crisis. All his films are about great themes (especially about historic conflicts) as Missing (1982) about the Chilean dictatorship or Hanna K. (1983) about the Middle East conflict. Le Capital is a particular film because it is talked in English and French. This is one of the more attractive releases of the month!

Le Capital [El Capital, 2012] Directed by Constantin Costa-Gavras

Screenplay: Constantin Costa-Gavras, Karim Boukercha, Jean-Claude Grumberg (Novel by Stéphane Osmont)

Cast: Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Jordana DePaula, Hyppolyte Girardot…

Genre: Thriller | Drama | Crisis

Nationality: French

Length: 114min.

Synopsis: The head of a giant European investment bank desperately clings to power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy them out.IMDb

Theatrical Trailer (VOSI):

The Hollywood Reporter has written: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/capital-le-capital-370572

BASIC CLASSICS! SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) by Billy Wilder

A very inspired Billy Wilder rolled this spectacular film in the Golden Age of American Cinema at 50s. A ironic and corrosive portrait of the Hollywood underworld, with a fantastic rhythm, brilliant dialogues, superb interpretations and a script with any error. Simply perfect!

Sunset Boulevard [El crepúsculo de los dioses, 1950] Directed by Billy Wilder

Screenplay: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr.

Cast: Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson…

Genre: Drama | Satire

Nationality: USA

Length: 110min.

Synopsis: A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.IMDb

The New York Times has written: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/47703/Sunset-Boulevard/overview

Scene from the original film (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! The angels’ share (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! Two for the road /1967); On dangerous method (1951)

November 7, 2012

There are not a great release this weekend but the next 15th we could watch a very British movie: Angeles’ share with a curious event organized by Renoir Cinema. I will explain bellow. However we can enjoy two basic classic from Hollywood with Nicholas Ray (in Filmoteca Española) and Stanley Donen (CBA).

RELEASE! Angel’s share (2012)

If you like whiskey you will enjoy with this curious event. The next 15th Thursday, Renoir allows you to watch the new Ken Loach’s film with a whiskey tasting for only six euros. The men who dress in kilts, are free! It is an activity that seems unusual but very funny. You can buy your tickets in: http://www.pillalas.com/pelicula/2004/

The angels’ share [La parte de los ángeles, 2012] Directed by Ken Loach

Screenplay: Paul Laverty

Cast: Roger Allan, John Henshaw, William Ruane, Daniel Portman…

Genre: Comedy

Nationality: UK

Length: 101 min.

Synopsis: Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.IMDb

The Guardian has written: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/31/the-angels-share-review

Theatrical Trailer (VOSI):

BASIC CLASSICS! Two for the road (1967)

This beautiful movie, elegant and twilight, starring Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, with a immortal soundtrack created by Henri Mancini (Pink Panther, Breakfast at Tifanny’s, Charade, Touch of Evil… ) and directed by Stanley Donen is an absolute classic. A study of marital bliss very refined but sad. A sample of the great pain that can cause us to return to the places where we were happy. Essential!

Two for the road [Dos en la carretera, 1967] Directed by Stanely Donen

Screenplay: Frederic Raphael

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Albert Finney, Eleanor Bron, Jacqueline Bisset…

Genre: Drama | Romance | Road Movie

Nationality: USA

Length: 111 min.

Synopsis: A couple in the south of France non-sequentially spin down the highways of infidelity in their troubled ten-year marriage.IMDb

Roger Everet has written: http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19671002/REVIEWS/100129982

Theatrical Trailer (VO):

BASIC CLASSICS! On dangerous ground (1951)

This picture looks as the typical hidden gem. Directed by Nicholas Ray, this is a sample of the tribute to Ida Lupino, a singular women, actress and not well known director. One of the few relevant female directors during the golden ages of American Cinema. We can watch films directed by her but, in this case, this is a film starring her. Enjoy it!

On dangerous ground [La casa en la sombra, 1951] Directed by Nicholas Ray

Screenplay: A.I. Bezzerides (Novel by Gerald Butler)

Cast: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Charles Kemper, Anthony Ross…

Genre: Thriller | Noir

Nationality: USA

Length: 82 min.

Synopsis: Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden, whom he finds attractive and independent. However, Mary’s brother is chief suspect in the killing. And Mary herself is blind.IMDb

The New  York Times has written: http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/36228/On-Dangerous-Ground/overview

Theatrical Trailer (VO):