On November 2, Alisa Khazanova's "Shards" is released for rent - a remake of "Last Year in Marienbad" by Alena Rene, shot in the timeless space of a fashionable New York hotel. At the request of Life around, Alexander Khazina explained why the Shards is a talented exercise in style, but no more. A married couple is sitting in an empty lobby restaurant: a metrosexual dressed in a suit with complaints and an aloof pale woman without emotions.
Category: Movie Premieres
The detective "In the Spotlight" is released for rent based on materials from a 2003 revelatory investigation of corruption in the Catholic Church and cases of child molestation. The film is nominated for an Oscar in several categories, including for the best script and acting, and has every chance of becoming a classic.
The text Alice is taiga. The long-awaited film of the Cohen brothers "Long Live Caesar!" - The caustic satire on Hollywood of the beginning of the 50s and the most spectator movie of a duet for several years. Life around understands how the creators were inspired and what the main premiere of February consists of. "Long live Caesar!
The text Alice is taiga. “Life” is released for rent - Anton Corbane’s biopic of the legendary shooting of James Dean for Dennis Stoke, the main American Life magazine. At the request of Life around, Alice Taiga understands how the creators were inspired and from which one of the best biographical films about the movie star was assembled.
Last week, the movie “Batman vs. Superman” was released, one of the main blockbusters this spring, the story of the confrontation between the two primary superheroes of DC Comics, which should help form the new movie universe of Warner Bros. The film has already caused sharply opposite reactions from critics and the public: the former scolded him, and the latter helped to recapture a rather big budget over the first weekend.
“Man is a Swiss Knife” is released, a crazy black comedy, the debut of previously unknown American directors Daniel and Daniel about how a living corpse helps Hank lost on an uninhabited island escape from death and loneliness. The film, full of gags about the features of the body and dozens of possibilities for its use, won the Sundance and now comes to Russia.
“Neon Demon” is released, a kitsch horror directed by Drive and God Only Will Forgive Nicholas Winding Refn about the bloody massacre of supermodels in Los Angeles for it-girl status. The film, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, has already been called the meeting of the American top model with the classic low-budget slashers: a lot of blood and no mercy.
This week, the clever and subtle comedy Captain Fantastic comes out, about a father who raises six beloved children away from civilization, with Viggo Mortensen as the wise patriarch. At the request of Life around, Alisa Taiga understands what an independent American film consists of, which everyone who remembers himself as a child should go to.
“Suicide Squad” is released, a new DC superhero movie about the team of jail supervillains who are hired by the US government to carry out special operations. The journalist and author of the Blitz and Chips pop-culture channel Grisha Prophets explains what constitutes the new Warner Bros. blockbuster.
This week “Social life” is coming out for rent - the opening film of the last Cannes Film Festival and the new work of many beloved Woody Allen. The romantic drama about a young guy who came from the Bronx to Hollywood and received the patronage of an influential uncle is another story of growing up an immature mind, this time in the scenery of Los Angeles of the 30s.
This week, the movie "Carol" was released - the drama of Todd Haines about the novel of a bored wealthy wife (Cate Blanchett) and a young saleswoman in a New York department store (Rooney Mara) in 1952. Slow and smart, based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt, the film received six nominations for the last Oscar - but did not win, however, in any.
This week, The Allies rolled out, a spy melodrama with a detective story about a pair of scouts who became involved in a scandal with exposure one year after a triumphantly completed mission. Starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, whose on-screen novel became the cause of gossip after Angelina Jolie filed for divorce.
The long-awaited Tony Erdmann, a successful German tragicomedy about the difficult relationship of a career daughter and her prankster father, was released. Films won the press at the Cannes Film Festival, gathered a bunch of international prizes and was nominated for an Oscar as the best foreign film. Life around understands what a moving film about family values is made of, which I want to pull apart into quotes.
A new film by Martin Scorsese is released, a drama about two Catholic priests who went to Japan to find their teacher and spread Christianity. In the Land of the Rising Sun, Christians are ruthlessly tortured, and missionaries, under pressure, give up their faith. Life around figured out what one of the main winter premieres and Scorsese's most difficult film consists of.
Tom Ford’s second film “Under the Cover of the Night” was released, noir and at the same time a melodrama with an unfortunate ending about relationships from the past that break gaps in the present. Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal play ex-spouses who did not meet in the most obvious way 20 years later: the ex-husband sent his ex-wife a manuscript of the new novel Night Animals on Cruelty in Texas.
The long-awaited continuation of one of the main films of the 90s "On the Needle" is released, about the same guys from dysfunctional Edinburgh, who hunt with small criminal schemes. 20 years have passed since Mark Renton left his sidekicks and with the slogan "Choose Life" and a large bag of money, fled to the bright future.
The winner was the Golden Palm Branch laureate of the last Cannes Film Festival, “Square” by Ruben Estlund - a satirical film about the successful curator of the Museum of Modern Art, whose life changes radically after the loss of a wallet and iPhone. At the request of Life around, film critics Alexandra Khazina made out a new film by a Swedish director who began his career with films about extreme skiing.
On October 12, Boris Khlebnikov's Arrhythmia is released. The film about the collapsing marriage of the doctor Oleg (Alexander Yatsenko) and his wife Kati (Irina Gorbacheva) took the main prize of Kinotavr and was going to run for the Oscar from Russia (but the committee eventually chose Zvyagintsev's Dislike). At the request of Life around, Maria Kuvshinova looked at the melodrama and diagnosed her with it.
Today the limited (and since October 19 - wide) rental of the popular tragicomedy "How Vitka Garlic brought Lech Shtyr to the house of disabled people" starts. Debutant Alexander Hunt for free involved actor Alexei Serebryakov in his project, compiled a soundtrack from half a dozen music fighters ranging from Mushrooms to None of Your Business, received one of the IFF prizes in Karlovy Vary and even sent an application to the Russian Oscar committee.
Yesterday, the movie “Thor: Ragnarok” was released, a fantastic action movie about the adventures of Scandinavian superheroes in the wrapper of the Marvel franchise. The main role in the film is played by Chris Hemsworth, an Australian actor who made a name on a heroic masculine image and mercilessly exploits his sexuality.
On November 16, Suburbicon, a black comedy by George Clooney, directed by the script of his long-standing collaborators, the Cohen brothers, goes to the Russian box office. The main roles are big Hollywood artists who starred in the paintings of the famous duo: Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac and Julianne Moore, who played two characters at once.