Recommendations, please?

by Joanna van der Veen

If you go to a lot of film festivals, you get to see an awful lot of films from an awful lot of places. Many of those films are excellent, and stick with you long after watching. You rave about them to anyone who’s foolish enough to ask if you’ve seen anything good. But then those films don’t get a wide release, and the people you’ve recommended them to give up on finding them. Frustrating but far from unusual and so, every now and then, I like to remind myself about these cinematic gems…

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‘Alien: Covenant’ Trailer: What We Know

On the internet, everyone can pick apart your trailer.

by Benjamín Harguindey

20th Century Fox finally released the trailer for Ridley Scott’s new movie Alien: Covenant, a sequel to Prometheus (2012) and “the second in a new trilogy” of movies set before the original Alien (1979). What do we know about the movie?

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Antonio’s Top 5 Films of 2016

2016’s best films emerge as a unique force throughout the world.

by Antonio Cabello

My Top 5 list of 2016’s best movies is characterizes by the heterogeneity of the gathered cinematographies, if you will, but also champions cinema as an artistic impulse regardless of latitude, emerging as a unique force throughout the world.

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Retrospective: One-Eyed Jacks (1961)

A fabulous “cinematic” wall.

by Iñaki Oñate

In this year’s Cannes and New York Film Festivals, Martin Scorsese presented a restored version of the classic western One-Eyed Jacks (1961), directed by film legend Marlon Brando. It’s the best restoration to date according to Scorsese, who wanted to recover, or reproduce to some degree, the original size and quality of the Vista Vision format, which was used during the 50s in such movies as The Ten Commandments (1956) and Vertigo  (1958).

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What happens to Star Wars now?

I have a bad feeling about this.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has only been out for a few days and as expected is performing strongly at the box office, but the dust is already clearing and from a critical standpoint it seems to have attracted less favorable reviews than preceding entry Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015), even if by all accounts it hews closer to the spirit of the original movies. Where does Disney take it from here?

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