The wish list (2020), by Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo – Review

It is not excessively dramatic, although some scene knows how to moisten your eyes. It's fun, each character on his record. The wish list is presented as a road movie where each protagonist will fulfill three wishes during the trip they make in a motorhome from Seville to the Sahara desert. This is a comfortable format for humor, for presenting a great variety of settings, characters and situations without giving too many explanations. Two of the protagonists have just finished chemotherapy, where they have met, and thus a realistic, albeit…

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The song of the forgotten names (2019), by François Girard – Review

The song of the forgotten names closed the San Sebastian Festival and is based on a book of the same name by music critic Norman Lebrecht. The director, Francois Girard, has studied the function of music from the beginning of his filmography. Like in this movie, I was already following the story of a violin in The red violin (1998), and continued looking for the emotion of the musical language with The chorus (2014). This film closed the San Sebastian Festival and is based on a book of the same…

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Papicha, dreams of freedom (2019), by Mounia Meddour – Review

If a greater awareness of respect for women's freedom emerges from this film, fine. But what is clear is that Papicha it does not fill the soul of the movie buff who writes to them. A previous comment: we are witnessing an explosion of films that deal with female heroism, especially when women live in unfavorable social environments. Like, for example, countries where religious dogma is against them. Therefore, as I understand it, these films seem to target, in addition to moviegoers and moviegoers around the world, a type of…

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Febreros (2017), by Marcio Debellian – Criticism

A pleasure for all the senses in these moments of not touching, not approaching, not kissing and not feeling good. "Music is the mother tongue of God. That was what neither Catholics nor Protestants understood, that in Africa the gods dance. And they all made the same mistake; they banned the drums" Delicious documentary. Delicious even for atheists who have not seen miracles such as Caetano Veloso, brother of María Bethânia, who shares that role with Santo Amaro and his celebration of freedom after slavery of black Baianos in Brazil.…

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The Samuni family (2018), by Stefano Savona – Review

We are dealing with a hard work due to its content and form, which narrates the terrible situations that the Palestinian population faces too often. Originally shot with the name of Samouni Road, opens in Spain under the name of The Samuni family, and tells us the internationally known as Zeitun Incident. It offers us a profound and tremendous portrait of a Palestinian family before, during and after the tragic event that occurred in the Gaza Strip that would change their lives forever. Italian-French co-production directed by Stefano Savona, who…

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The Piano Teacher (2019) by Jan Ole Gerster – Review

Creations like this are necessary because they show a praiseworthy and convenient psychological profile nowadays. Lara (Corinna Harfouch) is a sober, mature and lonely woman who has just retired. She was a civil servant and held a position of responsibility in a cadastre office and, on the other hand, practiced as a piano teacher. His most outstanding student was his own son, whom he asked for a lot of dedication and who always told him the truth, even if it hurt, with the firm intention of becoming a great musician.…

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Harriet. In Search of Freedom (2019), by Kasi Lemmons – Review

Perhaps being a biopic portraying slavery, a tearful drama was expected. However, it hardly lets the story rest. It has more thriller overtones for its dynamism of constant flight. Harriet It is an inspiring story, based on real events and with a documentary background, attractive labels for the public. It's epic at times and commercial enough, but it could have been more. Therefore, it leaves the path open and already plotted to produce other versions and, above all, in other formats. Chronologically it portrays important moments of the 19th century…

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La Camarista (2018), by Lila Avilés – Review

It does not pretend other than to merge with the evolution of the mood (and the circumstances that accompany it) relative to the character who embodies Gabriela Cartol. Camarista is a person who works in a hotel tuning the rooms: make the beds, clean and ensure that everything is in order. And this movie, which is titled The Maid, talk about a woman who is dedicated to it. The action takes place in Mexico City, in a hotel. Virtually the entire movie is staged in a multi-star hotel. The Maid,…

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Bloodshot (2020) by Dave Wilson – Review

Bloodshot It is the film adaptation of the homonymous graphic novel of the 90s. It is one of the most popular characters in the Valiant universe, along with other editorial series such as Rai Y Eternal Warrior. Murray Ray Garrison is a military soldier who, after being killed by terrorists with his wife, is resurrected by a team of scientists. Thanks to nanotechnology it will become a regenerative machine with super-human strength, although without any memory. From here, you will have to fight to remember your identity and try to…

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Question of Justice (2019), by Destin Cretton – Criticism

Justice issue It has a clear base, knows what it wants to tell, constantly addresses racial injustice and strong prejudices. Destin Daniel Cretton, director of The crystal castle (2017) and Grace's lives (2013), puts himself at the forefront of this dramatic and vindictive project. Its protagonists are Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, as well as another superhero, Michael B. Jordan. This is the third work between Larson and the director and, although it has a less striking role than the other two men, the importance of the character is…

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