Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’

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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.

Saturday night

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! 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! Looper (2012) | BASIC CLASSICS! Bunny Lake is missing (1965)

October 18, 2012

This is the Fiesta del Cine week! If you buy a cinema ticket this week you will receive a little card witch enables to you to buy tickets to next week (only Monday, Thursday and Wednesday) to 2 euros! The best (V.O) theaters are included (except Verdi Cinema). In spite not having big releases this weekend, I am going to remember us the best films (in English) on theaters:

A Rome with love (2012) by Woody Allen. {Woody is always funny}

The Impossible (2012) by Juan Antonio Bayona {The Spanish film about the tsunami}

Kill them softly (2012) by Andrew Domink {Interesting thriller starring Brad Pitt}

Savages (2012) by Oliver Stone {From Don Wislow’s novel}

Bel Ami (2012) by Ormerod and Donellan {One of the few films made in UK in theaters}

Frankenweenie (2012) de Tim Burton {Ideal to see with children}

Cosmopolis (2012) de David Cronenberg {Bizarre and extreme fable anti-capitalist}

The promotional video (in Spanish):

 

 RELEASES! Looper (2012) by Rian Johnson

An original American movie about time travels and others CI-FI adventures. Starring Bruce Willis, this is the most remarkable release in a insipid weekend. This film is recommended to people who like movies like Matrix, Inception, Blade Runner or Minority report, this kind of films that are often referred as “Futuristic Thriller”.

Looper [Looper, 2012] Directed by Rian Johnson

Screenplay: Rian Johnson

Cast: Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano…

Genre: Thriller | Sci-Fi | Futuristic Thriller

Nationality: USA

Length: 118 min.

Synopsis: In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to ‘close the loop’ by transporting back Joe’s future self.IMDb

USA Today has written:

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/movies/story/2012/09/27/circling-action-packed-story-makes-looper-intriguing/57845416/1?csp=34life&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomMovies-TopStories+%28Life+-+Movies+-+Top+Stor

Theatrical Trailer (VOSE):

 

BASIC CLASSICS! Bunny Lake is missing (1965) by Otto Preminger

We can watch on CBA’s theater this interesting film directed by Otto Premiger. A suffocate thriller adapted from Evelyn Piper’s novel starring Laurence Olivier, one of the great British actors whose presence justifies the film’s vision. A British classic that I have watched and it is very amazing, a dark story about a missing child with an unexpected end. I liked it!

Bunny Lake is missing [El rapto de Bunny Lake, 1986] Directed by Otto Premiger

Screenplay: John and Penelope Mortimer (Novel by Evelyn Piper)

Cast: Laurence Olivier, Keir Dullea, Carol Lynley, Martita Hunt…

Genre: Thriller | Psychological Drama

Nationality: United Kingdom

Length: 107min.

Synopsis: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.IMDb

CBA – Cine Círculo de Bellas Artes

Alcalá 42 (Marqués de Cubas St. Access)

Metro: Sevilla / Banco de España

Sunday 14 October: 4. 45 pm.

VOSE. Tickets: 5’5€, 4€ (Reduced)

New York Times has written:

http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/86245/Bunny-Lake-Is-Missing/overview

Honoured Saul Bass title sequence: