La Vie d’Adèle (La vida de Adèle) (2013)

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El año 2013 estuvo lleno de malas películas y quedaba muy poco para rescatar, hasta que se estrenó La Vida de Adèle. Una gran historia contada desde el punto de vista de una chica adolescente Adèle Exarchopoulos (Adelé) la cuál está llena de dudas acerca de su orientación sexual y que solo encuentra el verdadero placer alado de Léa Seydoux (Emma), una lesbiana con la que vivirá extraordinarios y mágicos momentos; así como momentos de mucho dolor y tristeza en su corazón.

Sin lugar a dudas tiene muy bien merecido el premio de La Palma de Oro en el Festival de Cannes. Su director Abdellatif Kechiche logró plasmar una idea tan básica y sencilla en una gran película, logrando elogios inclusive de hasta el mismo Steven Spielberg. 

Una pelicula hablando de un tema taboo en la sociedad, con escenas de sexo explicito, que logró cautivar a los espectadores en Cannes y que ahora llega a Latinoamérica a seguir cautivando y que cada uno de los más de 180 minutos que dura la película, vale la pena de ver.

 

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INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED (NO SE ACEPTAN DEVOLUCIONES)

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The First movie of the mexican comedian Eugenio Derbez, a success in cinemas and one of the most discussed films of the year.

Has a great acceptation in Latinoamerica beacuse the plot seems more “a drama – telenovelesco” typical of Eugenio Derbez.

Loreto Peralta (Maggie) has a great role in the film and certainly opaque to Derbez. I think that is the only thing salvageable from the movie. Screenplay misspelled. Improvised and forced added to a poor management direction make a poor movie.

5.8/10

The Expendables 2 “bullets and more bullets”

For viewers who love the action film this movie is deluxe. But just lay on that. Although the film meets stars as Sylvester StalloneJason StathamJean-Claude Van DammeBruce WillisArnold SchwarzeneggerJet Li and the legendary Chuck Norris.

This time, in contrast to the first film, the director was Simon West. Obviously, the film has many Hollywood Stars and  is difficult to give a leading role to each one. Although at first sight is noted that Stallone is that takes the lead again. Now Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) and his group faces a new enemy, Vilain (Jean-Claude Van Damme) but will not be alone, they need help to defeat him.

Jason Statham is distinguished to all for his classic fights. And unlike the prequel, this time give a more participatory role to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Not the case with Jet Li, which appears very short time in the film.

The best part of the film is when Chuck Norris appears, giving some classes as killing hundreds of people in a few seconds.

At the end of the film, they wanted to make an epic fight with Stallone and Van Damme, remember those golden ages of both characters.

Four Rooms (1995) Short-Films collection of Tarantino’s Friends

Series of four short films set in a hotel. Each film is related to “TED”, the bellboy.  He will have a series of incidents in the fictional Hotel Mon Signor in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve.

The movie was directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing one “room” of the film, and divided in four short films:

– Honeymoon Suite – “The Missing Ingredient”. Written and directed by Allison Anders.

– Room 404 – “The Wrong Man”. Written and directed by Alexandre Rockwell.

– Room 309 – “The Misbehavers”. Written and directed by Robert Rodriguez.

– Penthouse – “The Man from Hollywood”. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.

The Cast included the famous actors Bruce Willis, Antonio Banderas and the singer Madonna. Special mention for Tim Roth, one of the Tarantino’s favorite actors.

An entertaining movie, has a great moments, and you will have to decide which is the better film of the four.

The Flowers of War (2011)

A big change is seen in Asian Cinema. One example is The Flowers of War (Jin Ling Shi San Chai). 

Here is the most ambitious and expensive film in Chinese history, Christian Bale is the principal actor and  fundamental part of the movie. The director Zhang Yimou is a master of colour and atmosphere,

With The Flowers Of War, Zhang Yimou is trying to escape the ghetto of foreign-language, art-house cinema and make a movie that millions around the world will pay to see.

The story begins in 1937, when Japan invaded Nanking in China. The photography, the camera movement and the special colour gives the special essence of the chinese film. Obviusly the movie is divided in 2 acts. First part focused in the war and the second part focused in a drama.

The Ghost Writer (2010)

One of the last movies of the director Roman Polanski is the Ghost Writer. A story that will surprise us from start to the end. Polanski gives us the story of a writer (Ewan McGregor) who is hired with the firm intention to complete the memoirs of the British Prime Minister, Adam Lang (Pierce Brosnan).

Kim Cattrall as Lang’s wife, presenting as a woman that hides secret severe and possibly know more than the biographer believes.

The Ghost Writer won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the latest edition of the Berlin Film Festival in 2010.

A very good movie that you need to see and calmly analyze every part of this visual art. Surely you will be satisfied.

The Intouchables (2011)

This French movie is one of the best movies of the year. From the director Olivier Nakache and starring François CluzetOmar Sy.

The Intouchables is based on a plot we’ve seen many times in Hollywood productions or independent, “the rich and the poor”. What is the difference? In the humanistic form of the movie, this is the spirit of the film, and the value of friendship, projecting the most exciting and dramatic. Captures the viewer’s attention from start to the end.

In fact, not surprise me if the movie win the Oscar in this year.

Recommended 100%

Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella)

Sometimes I thought, what is the life purpose. many crimes occurred in the last century but the most important and disastrous was the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II.

Why I talk about this?, ’cause is very important analyze it to make a movie review. In this case, Life Is Beautiful is an insult for the Jewish people. How the director Roberto Benigni has a distorted vision about the event and narrates the film in an irresponsible way.

Anyway,  only one of Benigni’s films was successful but many people (including me) think that a very lucky guy.

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