A review of Emir Kusturica’s new movie.
by Benjamín Harguindey
On the Milky Road (2016) is based “on three true stories and many fantasies”, tells us the opening text. Emir Kusturica’s new movie – his first feature length since 2007’s Zavet – is a story about love and self-sacrifice told with the sensibility of magical realism, a tall tale about lovers caught in the middle of senseless war.
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by Marina González
In Frantz, Adrien (Pierre Niney) leaves flowers in Frantz’s tomb, under the watchful eye of Anna (Paula Beer). Anna visits Frantz’s tomb every day, he was his fiancé, who died in the First World War. She watches with curiosity while she asks herself who this young mysterious-looking man who visits Frantz’s tomb might be. Adrien has traveled from France to Germany to meet Frantz’s family, entering an unpredictable and sentimental labyrinth.
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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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