An homage to the late great John Hurt
by Iñaki Oñate
“Occupational necessity,” exclaims Max as he smokes a joint of hash in his Turkish cell. He moves and talks slowly, tenderly, showing off the heroin scars in his arms. In a soft and broken voice he’s describing why the Turkish lawyers are so corrupted. Later he adds “catch the midnight express”, advicing Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) that he should escape. A pair of cracked round glasses cover his eyes, his sight long gone, lost in the isolation and the substance abuse.
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by Lisa Nieri
2017 just arrived and it bring new seasons of our favorite shows. Here’re 5 shows which are getting reloaded this year that we’re waiting with all our hype.
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This one’s for all the marbles.
by Benjamín Harguindey
The Resident Evil movie series comes to its belated end with Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016) – not with a bang but a whimper. This videogame movie makes Assassin’s Creed look like Lawrence of Arabia by comparison.
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Yes, It’s January. The midst of it to be precise and I have kickstarted my 2017 moviegoing experience with a Christmas/romantic/comedy movie starting Bryan Cranston and James Franco. It wasn’t my choice, I was hypnotized, tied up, a gun was held against my head and if I didn’t oblige I was gonna see the face of god.
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by Joanna van der Veen
If you go and see Lion (2016), here is a piece of advice: bring tissues. Lots of them. This film is a tear-jerker, by turns heart-breaking and heart-warming, and it faultlessly snares your emotional investment from its very first scene.
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Argentine indie filmmaking at its cutest.
by Benjamín Harguindey
Subte-Polska (2015) is about the renaissance of a 90 year-old elder, one Tadeusz (Héctor Bidonde), who stops taking certain pills and rediscovers himself in a physical, mental and spiritual plain. It’s a pretty feel-good movie, written and directed by Alejandro Magnone with a tenderness that would be unbearable were the script not to include a little bit of sly mischief as well.
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Forget about Game of Thrones.
by Alejandro Turdó
Forget about Game of Thrones, Jon Snow or who kicked the bucket in Westeros. HBO’s best series of 2016 had nothing to do with kingdoms and battlefields, but more about cowboys and artificial inteligence… and some revealing insights on the inherent human condition.
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