Ya es 'Domingo de @netflixlat', así que les dejo tres grandes películas que se pueden aventar en pijama aprovechando el lunes festivo que se avecina.
1. La primera es 'Queen of Earth': uno de los ejemplos más interesantes que pueden encontrarse sobre la renovación de los cánones modernos del horror. Elusivamente clasificable como cinta de terror, el largometraje del cineasta norteamericano Alex Ross Perry relata el reencuentro de dos amigas en la casa campestre de una de ellas. Dicho reencuentro, motivado por la profunda depresión de una de ellas (fallecimiento del padre y violenta ruptura con el "amor de su vida") transforma la cordialidad amistosa de las ya casi desconocidas ex amigas en un agresivo viaje narrado a través de los ojos de la depresiva protagonista, cuya interpretación de la realidad no es necesariamente la más objetiva. Un horror que tiene más de un paralelismo con la perturbadora atmósfera de filmes como 'Inland Empire'.
2. La segunda recomendación es la hilarante 'Swiss Army Man': filme que relata las aventuras de un náufrago que utiliza un cadáver (memorable Daniel Radcliffe), para volver a tierra firme y conquistar a la mujer de sus sueños. Una comedia tan absurda como efectiva.
3. Y ya para terminar les recomiendo 'Das Boot': un maravilloso clásico que relata la terrible odisea de un submarino alemán para volver a casa durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Claustrofóbicos, favor de abstenerse.
📿 Prisoners 📿 Review 📿 10/10 📿
Last night I sat and watched Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners for the second time in about 4 years, the first being 4 years ago, so, I went into it with a vague idea of what the film entailed, but had almost little to no remembrance of what actually went on, and that's when the fun began, God it felt so good, like I was experiencing the film for the first time, again.
This film is an outright bloody masterpiece filled with an extraordinary cast and I completely forgot that it literally has 3 of my top 20 actors; Jake Gyllenhaal (Det. Loki), Hugh Jackman (Keller Dover) and Paul Dano (Alex Jones), I cannot commend there performances enough, there talent is awe-inspiring. Each character had there beliefs challenged to unfathomable lengths, especially Dover, a Christian man that has lost his daughter and is stuck between a rock and a hard-place; the faith in his god and the love for his daughter, he shows the extreme lengths of which he would go to, to save his daughter, bending the rules and twisting his faith in multiple ways along the way. As every day goes by his faith is challenged more and more and he gets lost between good and evil, but he never gives up, pushing himself to do what he never believed he could.
Loki has solved every single one of his cases (as Mrs Dover reiterates), that's a big problem, instantly he is put under incredible pressure by himself and the parents and throughout the film that weighs heavy on his mind. He is also doing everything he can for these girls, like Dover, but, he's doing it within the confines of the law, which can be a slow, antagonizing and tedious task at times, but thank God he's a smart, reluctant tour de force who will stop at nothing to save those girls!
Denis is a bloody genius, his balance between good and evil, faith and fear, heartbreak and pain, truth and lies -- the list goes on -- is just second to none.... ⬇️(Continued Below)⬇️ (#prisoners#denisvilleneuve#hughjackman#jakegyllenhaal#pauldano#thriller#religion#belief#goodandevil#faith#fear#maze#MovieFest#follow#cinephilecommunity )⬇️
Okja - 74% - Mike
This may be the first Netflix original movie that I've seen and unlike some of the others (such as Adam sandler movies), this seemed to be pretty well-received!
This film is quite indie, but it does have a fairy strong & well-known cast and although the message of the film is clever and important, I found that, although enjoyable, this film could've been better.
Jake Gyllenhaal's character was intentionally over the top but he just annoyed me, which was a shame as I love JG in everything I've seen him in - Tilda Swinton was good, but I found when her characters sister came into it, it seemed a bit messy and didn't seem fully necessary.
The CGI was damn good and the plot was interesting while being fairly funny and quite dark at points.
The way I'd describe this, is a "people movie" but with a focus on animals - as the trailer (and this poster) show, the movie is a parallel on factory farming and the moral quandaries that may, or may not, be spoken about and actioned upon in the western world in particular.
There wasn't one specific thing that made the film fall a bit short for me, it was good, just not that great, at times it was a tad slow and I felt a bit disinterested - in general it was a cool film, perhaps more of an important movie than a great one, but worth a watch for indie fans, movies with their own style and anyone who prides themselves in being aware certain socioeconomic issues (Jon Ronson also co-wrote this so fans of his may enjoy this too)! #Okja#JakeGyllenhaal#TildaSwinton#JonRonson#Netflix#NetflixOriginal#NetflixOriginalMovie#Indie#SociallyAware#Superpig#FactoryFarming#Pollution#Civilisation#WesternWorld#LilyCollins#PaulDano#AhnSeoHyun#StevenYeun#BongJoonHo#2017#Human#Animals#Korean#American#Movie#Film#Poster#Review#MovieReview#IAmMovies
Swiss Army Man (2016)
A poignant, emotional and moving film about self-acceptance, the meaning of life and the purpose of pain. This film is also flat out hilarious.
Daniel Radcliffe is simply astounding and his performance further proves the academy's ineptitude for not nominating him. I think this film cements him as one of the best actors of his generation.
It pisses me of so much that the only thing this is known for is the Daniel Radcliffe farting corpse film, it's so much more than that.
War and Peace cinematography is ethereally beautiful! Love this version and now I'm in the process of rereading the original story. BBC series may not be 100 per cent true to Tolstoy's saga but the atmosphere!! And the soundtrack and Bezukhov by Paul Dano! I loved Natasha, Andrey, Marya, Nikolai and Dolokhov as well
Steven John Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and director.
Perhaps best known for playing Michael Scott on the American version of The Office (2005–2013)..
..Carell was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 1999 to 2005.
He has starred in the films; Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), Dan in Real Life (2008), Get Smart (2008), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Way, Way Back (both 2013).
He has also voice-acted in Over the Hedge (2006), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and the Despicable Me franchise (2010–2017).
..and received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his work on the first season of The Office.
His role as wrestling coach and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the biopic drama Foxcatcher (2014) earned him nominations for the Academy Award , Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.
He also received acclaim for his roles in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) and The Big Short (2015), the latter earning him his eighth Golden Globe Award nomination.
Next up, Beautiful Boy (2018), chronicles meth addiction and recovery through the eyes of a father (Steve Carell)..
..and he will play, opposite Christian Bale and Amy Adams, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld in Adam McKay’s biographical-drama Backseat (2018).
Under a lot of rushing stress, an emotional, funny beautiful film like Swiss Army man comes in handy, one of the few films where I cry when I watch it, also one of the greatest film scores ever played through a speaker. "When there's seven billion people on the planet you might be lucky enough to bump into the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with." - Daniel Radcliffe, Manny, Swiss Army Man #a24#daniels#pauldano#danielradcliffe#maryelizabethwinstead
There Will Be Blood (2007) Dir: Paul Thomas Anderson. A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s “Oil!” adapted for the screen by PT Anderson. This is one of my three favorite films of all time. I’m not even sure where it falls into the rankings. Pure and absolute perfection. Daniel Day Lewis’ portrayal of Daniel Plainview is sheer electricity. I think this film will go down as one of the best films of the last 100 years. While not a horror film, the films shows the terrible lengths a man will go through to succeed. A haunting and tense score by Jonny Greenwood amps everything up to 11. Any fans of the film here? #dawnofthediscs#therewillbeblood#paulthomasanderson#danieldaylewis#jonnygreenwood#pauldano#2007#greatestfilmsofalltime#uptonsinclair#oil !