diumenge, 28 de febrer del 2021

àfrica-oceania-àsia-america al museu de cultures del món

EXPO - ÀFRICA-OCEANIA-ÀSIA-AMERICA - 2021 - 10/10 - Museu de Cultures del Món

l'exotisme de l'antic egipte a barcelona


EXPO - L'EXOTISME DE L'ANTIC EGIPTE A BARCELONA - 2021 - 7/10 - Museu de Cultures del Món

pennyworth, season 1

Quite Different 

By: IMDB-westsideschl 


First, many low reviews mostly about the violence or sex. Yes, a bit violent, but not that much & they end quickly albeit goringly. Although, right off the bat we start w/a fox hunt scene w/hounds ripping it apart while hunters have a celebratory drink. Very little sex, and relative to most films basically nothing is shown. Second, very good CGI of mid 1900s streets. The dating of this story at times seem inconsistent, but I would guess late '50s early '60s. Great background song choices. Third, characters do have interesting personalities w/twists. Bet Sykes is the most intriguing. Physically our lead investigator does't seem like a plausible hand to hand fighter, and his cohorts a little too chubby to do likewise. Fourth, plot is usual evil mysterious entities out to transform government. One is called "No Name"; labeled as liberal softhearted do-gooders. The other, called "Raven", are the conservative nasties. Highlight is another film made infamous fake nose rearing its snoutly proboscis. Fifth, the dialect of some characters from northeastern England adds to the film's ambiance to those in most other English speaking countries.



VIDEO - PENNYWORTH Season 1 - 2019 - 9/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8425532/

freak show


By: IMDB-diand_ 


Trudie Styler's first feature film is about staying loyal to yourself and what you stand for despite being bullied and physically assaulted. That this theme touched a nerve during the Berlinale, where it was shown in the Generation14+ youth section, was clear with a raving audience afterwards and long lines waiting before the cinema. Bullying is still not taken serious enough in our society: nearly all people have experienced it at some time in their lives, either at work, school, leisure, at home or in the public space. Leading often to violence by the bullied person, or depression and in the worst cases suicide, the latter being the leading cause of death among the age group of 15-25. So this movie will be a good education tool for schools to discuss the theme. The movie is fluently directed, well edited by Sophia Copolla's frequent editor Sarah Flack, has wonderful costumes and the soundtrack plus score is fitting. Although mostly aimed at a youth audience, Bette Midler and John McEnroe have small roles so the parents aren't left out. The young British actor Alex Lawther (the young Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) played the lead character Billy Bloom and has some future ahead I guess. There is an interesting parallel with Mean Girls, as the part where Billy analyses his voters and classmates has the same kind of sociological and psychological analysis that made that movie so interesting. During the Q&A afterwards Trudie talked about how certain bullies receive great power, sometimes even leading to the White House. And bullying is indeed often associated with the so-called dark triad (narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy).



VIDEO - FREAK SHOW - 2017 - 6/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5089534/

dijous, 18 de febrer del 2021

the little things

A dull-misfired crime film.

By: IMDB-cristinalinderman


*There is no end credit scene *

The director John Lee Hancock and the crew brought a dull-misfired crime film. The story is about a deputy sheriff and a detective tracking down a serial killer. I thought I was going for an intense ride because the opening sequence was incredible and it sets wonderfully what the film was going to be about in such a suspenseful way. I felt deceived because after the opening the whole film went downhill, it struggled so badly to find its grip and it kept sinking until the very end. One of the things I disliked was how the ending was similar to another film called Seven (1995) it was still different but it takes the core making this film not original and very annoying on what it tried to do. Also at the earliest, one can easily know how it will end, even though it was predictable I get what the film was trying to achieve by "The Little Things" but the attempt lacked suspense.

The composer Thomas Newman brought the right kind of music though it such a shame it couldn't save the movie. This music would have been better off with a better script for one to appreciate it fully.

The cast was impressive and the three main actors Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto are magnificent actors but their performances in this film were sloppy and very irritating. Sometimes some of the performances felt so eager and not in a favorable way. I wouldn't call it a messy script it was more like no one wanted to put real effort into making this film. This was a poor script with a careless direction.




VIDEO - THE LITTLE THINGS - 2021 - 4/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10016180/

la vita davanti a sé


By: IMDB-maccas-56367 


A simple enough film to watch, that showcases the remarkable talents of Sophia Loren and newcomer Ibrahima Gueye. They had excellent chemistry and helped make the film both feel heartfelt and genuine - despite some of the emotional manipulation going on. 
 It felt like a slow film, but one that kind of drew me in as it went on. It creeps up on you in that regard. Despite the tenderness and heartache on display, I still somehow found myself a bit emotionally disengaged. I don't know whether it was the pacing or the "I've seen something like this before" aspect of things. Despite some downfalls, it's a film with a lot of heart and great to see Sophia Loren still at the top of her game age 86. May also now have a crush on Abril Zamora who was great and immensely likeable in her supporting role of Lola. The Life Ahead made me smile, and in a year like this, that is worth its weight in gold.



VIDEO - LA VITA DAVANTI A SÉ - 2020 - 7/10 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10627584/