Born King (2019), by Agustí Villaronga – Review

Long life for productions as important and effective as this one, that dress Spanish cinematography with long shots and raise their international level. The taste for historical films has been renewed thanks to technology, which makes truthfulness and fidelity before impossible. From the trick to the digital treatment of the image recorded today, the differences and virtues have evolved in the same way that craftsmanship did when reaching the status of art, even more. That does not take away to find beautiful films for their finish, such as Dunkirk, which,…

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Monkeys (2019), by Alejandro Landes – Review

In Monkeys delirium is on the rise as they get closer to animal life, to an immoral involution far from the "civilized" aspects. If the reader has come here with the intention to answer the question What is it Monkeys?I'm sorry to disappoint, because you won't get a clarifying verdict on The text that follows. However, let me tell you something, even after the Watching the movie will get satisfactory conclusions. And, to some extent, that dissatisfaction is the that makes the movie bigger Monkeys arrives directly from Colombia –…

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The Egg of the Dinosaur (2019) by Wang Quan’an – Criticism

I am hooked a last third of the film where we proceed to explain the film itself, from that extinct fossil to the most feminist portrait, minimalist on its stage and epic metaphors such as birth and subsistence. He usually loves all the cinema that comes to us from Asia, many winners of prizes and festivals, the vast majority portraying their cultures, so different from ours: the traditions in Japanese anime, the devastated Chinese society in An Elephant Sitting Still (2019), the Korean generations, the Parasites (2019), Hindu marriages, Bollywood,…

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Birds of prey (and the fantastic emancipation of Harley Quinn, 2020) – Criticism

It is an entertaining viewing, with a constant but moderate use of violence, without as much blood as we are used to seeing in movies like Deadpool (2016) or series like The boys (2019). Birds of prey It is Harley Quinn's first solo film and shows his emancipation from the Joker after a rather painful break. Well, as she explains: a harlequin serves his master. Margot Robbie – the Oscar nominee for I, Tonya (2017) – brings Quinn back to life after Suicide Squad (2016) and leaves a better taste…

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Specials (2019), by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano – Criticism

Without being a masterpiece, it is a recommended film that correctly shows the world of autism and awakens the social conscience of those who live in other worlds. Two middle-aged French men of different creeds, Bruno and Malik, they embark on a commendable project that is to create non-profit associations to help autistic children and adolescents. They welcome and protect these children who have been rejected in the regulated institutions and take care of them with all their energy and goodwill giving them the support they have not obtained in…

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Queen of Hearts (2019), by May el-Toukhy – Review

A different movie. Everything is about the morality that society has in charge to protect from scandal. Film directed by the filmmaker May el-Toukhy, born in Denmark, and who had previously directed the romantic comedy Long story short (2015), but it is known worldwide thanks to the realization of many chapters of the series created by Adam Price, Something to believe in (2017). Its protagonists will not sound like anything, however, they have an excellent track record. First of all we meet actress Trine Dyrholm, well known in Scandinavia for…

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We only have to dance (2019), by Levan Akin – Criticism

We only have to dance It is a charming film that opens a window to a very traditional and totally intolerant society. The Swedish-born director Levan Akin is not well known in our country. However, surely they have heard (that if they have not seen it) the television series Real humans (2012) and the feature film The circle (2015), both signed by him. I omit other works since they have not been released in Spain. Today we will talk about his latest creation: We only have to dance (2019). He…

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Judy (2019), by Rupert Goold – Review

Biopic of Judy Garland who reveals the consequences of the price of fame in Hollywood. Stardom is a paradise, but it is almost impossible not to get hurt. Judy tells the twilight of Judy Garland, successful protagonist of The Wizard of Oz or A star has been born. Prodigious voice, tumultuous life, broken toy, barbiturates, alcohol … The tandem that Hollywood needs to scratch a biographical film of the academy's taste. The director Rupert Goold has a career formed in British TV. His first film, A true story, although interesting…

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Adú (2020), by Salvador Calvo – Criticism

This film is not intended to educate, but to show the varied experiences that are lived in Africa. Noting the position so vulnerable that children and adolescents suffer. According to the director, Salvador Calvo, the idea of ​​creating this film came up during the filming of 1898: The Last of the Philippines (2016), knowing the stories of different children who were there, in a CEAR center – helping the refugee. Luis Tosar and Álvaro Cervantes worked in that film, who decided to also act on this project when listening to…

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A moment in time (Waves, 2019), by Trey Edward Shults – Review

A moment in time (Waves, 2019), by Trey Edward Shults - Review

Waves it is a shocking drama, which deals with the dynamics of a family and relationships; It is written and directed by Trey Edward Shults (Arrives at night, 2017). One of the most striking elements is music, which never leaves the viewer. It is essential in the first part of the film, it not only builds its own language but is the protagonist and expresses as much as the actors. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Oscar winners for The social network (2010), are the creators of this BSO. The film…

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