Posts tagged as "cinema"
Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

Once again, the director of the trilogy ‘Before…’ shows the success of his career does not depend on the fortuitous romantic encounters between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) around the world and that he is able to surprise us with feature films of equal beauty, originality and significance. In Boyhood, his latest work,...
The Grand Seduction (Don McKellar)

The Grand Seduction (Don McKellar)

When Dr. Lewis arrives in the small fishing village of Tickle Cove (eastern Canada), a series of crazy situations occur due to the rush of hospitality from the locals. Actually, they act with the hidden intention of making the visitor to fall in love with the landscape, its people and their customs and convince him...
The Congress (Ari Folman)

The Congress (Ari Folman)

Israeli director Ari Folman, author of the heartbreaking animation documentary about the war in Lebanon, Waltz with Bashir (2008) that won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, is back with another captivating tale, half animated half real and a story about cinema within cinema. Folman takes the story line from the novel The...
The kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (Guillaume Nicloux)

The kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (Guillaume Nicloux)

Michel Houellebecq, the controversial philosopher and writer, branded by the media as a xenophobe, racist and misogynist and at the same time considered the best French novelist alive by the critics, with novels such as Les particules élémentaires (Atomised, 1998), Plateforme (Platform, 2001) and La possibilité d’une île (The possibility of an island, 2005) reconciles with cinema...
Omar (Hany Abu-Assad)

Omar (Hany Abu-Assad)

Omar, a poignant love story between two young and politically separated Palestinians reaches the Spanish cinemas. The film competed for the Best Foreign Language Film award in the last Oscars, and it won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival, in the section Un Certain Regard. Omar is an interesting proposal that directs our attention...
God help the girl (Stuart Murdoch)

God help the girl (Stuart Murdoch)

The musician Stuart Murdoch, leader of Belle & Sebastian –considered by the critics the best Scottish band of the past 15 years-, successfully debuts in directing this musical with songs composed by himself in 2003 which did not fit for his band at that time. In 2009, he compiled those songs under the name of...
The hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (Felix Herngren)

The hundred-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (Felix Herngren)

The film which has made a million and a half viewers in Sweden laugh out loud is here, the adaptation of the best seller by Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. A hilarious comedy with bizarre situations about an old man who shortly before turning 100 happens to get...
Shirley: Visions of Reality (Gustave Deutsch)

Shirley: Visions of Reality (Gustave Deutsch)

If Edward Hopper lifted his head and saw the way his visual work has influenced the seventh art, he surely would never return to frequent the cinemas the same way, even when he was looking for inspiration from the gods of film noir. Directors like Alfred Hitchcock, Terrence Malick, Sam Mendes, Wim Wenders and David...
Twenty feet from stardom (Morgan Neville)

Twenty feet from stardom (Morgan Neville)

The Californian Morgan Neville has spent over 20 years filming musical productions since he decided to make a turnaround on his career as a journalist to devote himself to the cinema in 1993. Twenty feet from stardom, nourishing from those two decades of experience uncovers in the masterly way of the good connoisseur the intricacies...
Fill the void (Rama Burshtein)

Fill the void (Rama Burshtein)

Apart from moving us, films can also be that indiscrete window (immortalized by the master Hitchcock) that allows the ignorant to discover images that otherwise would be hidden from their view. In this sense, the debut of Rama Burshtein could not be more significant. Always in the background, without trying to preach or teach, the...
The countdown to the big movies' night begins

The countdown to the big movies’ night begins

Not long left till the “And the Oscar goes to…” which the Hollywood Academy pronounces when delivering its coveted statuettes. On Sunday March the 2nd, the gala celebrates its 86th anniversary, which is going to be remembered for putting the jury in one of the most difficult positions in the history of the awards. In...
Monuments Men (George Clooney)

Monuments Men (George Clooney)

All pyrotechnics from Hollywood are serving this unusual mission: a battalion consisting of intellectuals who must venture into Germany during the Second World War, crossing enemy lines and retrieving as many art works stolen by the Nazis as they can, before they destroy them. George Clooney directs this film of shock and noble principles, where...