MDQ Fest Round-Up 1: Thelma, Columbus, Ramiro & Good Luck

Notes from the 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival

by Benjamín Harguindey

The 32° Mar del Plata International Film Festival runs November 17-26 and we’ll be reviewing the movies competing in the festival’s International Section. Today’s round-up includes Thelma (Joachim Trier, Norway), Columbus (Kogonada, USA/South Korea), Ramiro (Manuel Mozos, Portugal) and Good Luck (Ben Russell, France/Germany).

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Review: Zama (2017)

Argentina’s best movie this year is kind of a drag.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Review of Zama, directed by Lucrecia Martel. Argentina.

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Review: Stranger Things Season 2

So, when is Stranger Things 3 out?

by Katia Kutsenko

While Should I Stay or Should I go is still a must in our playlists, Stranger Things brings a whole new level of ‘80s into our life. Not only with a whole new range of music and pop references but with a new, compelling season that completely overshadow  he first episodes that made us fall in love with the series last year. Because if Stranger Things was “great”, Stranger Things 2 is closer to “magnificent” or “spectacular”. You can even choose “brilliant”, if you are up for it. And, let’s be honest: who’s not?

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Review: Justice League (2017)

Whatever happened to all the heroes.

by Iñaki Oñate

Review of Justice League (2017), directed by Zack Snyder. USA.

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2017 Catch-up: Logan Lucky and Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Take Me Hollywood, Country Roads.

by Benjamín Harguindey

If nothing else, 2017 will go down as the year in which movies discovered what a lovely song is John Denver’s 1971 country single “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, which was already included in Alien: Covenant of all things and features prominently in the plot of two other 2017 comedies, Logan Lucky and Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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Review: Suburbicon (2017)

Make American crime movies great again.

by Iñaki Oñate

Suburbicon (2017) is not exactly a film that follows the tradition of mystery in American crime films; it’s more of a paroxystic homage to the genre and its stereotypes with a pinch of social comedy and a failed attempt at a morality check.

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Orient Express not included.

by Benjamín Harguindey

Kenneth Branagh heads a new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s seminal whodunit “Murder on the Orient Express” (1934), most famously adapted by Sidney Lumet in the 1974 classic. Branagh both directs and stars as Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot, second only to Sherlock Holmes. How does the movie compare to its fabled heritage?

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