Cannes 2018. Whitney

Whitney **1/2 She sold over 200 million albums. She's the only solo recording artist to score 7 consecutive number 1 singles. Her song « I Will Always Love You » is the most sold single ever by a woman singer. Behind the records, the rumors, the scandals, the secrets and the glory, here is the… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Whitney

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Cannes 2018. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story ** Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Solo: A Star Wars Story

Cannes 2018. The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built ***1/2 USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself.… Continue reading Cannes 2018. The House That Jack Built

Cannes 2018. Le grand bain

Le grand bain **1/2 A group of 40-something guys, all on the verge of a mid-life crisis, decide to form their local pool’s first ever synchronized swimming team – for men. Braving the skepticism and ridicule of those around them, and trained by a fallen champion trying to pull herself together, the group set out… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Le grand bain

Cannes 2018. Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 * Directed by Ramin Bahrani and written by Bahrani & Amir Naderi, the film is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, and depicts an alternate tomorrow where media is an opiate, facts and history are rewritten and "firemen" burn books. Jordan portrays Montag, a young fireman who begins to… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Fahrenheit 451

Cannes 2018. Gongjak – The Spy Gone North

Gongjak - The Spy Gone North **1/2 In 1993, former military officer PARK Suk-young is recruited as a spy by South Korea's National Intelligence Service, and given the codename "Black Venus". He is then sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials based in Beijing, with the ultimate goal of acquiring information on… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Gongjak – The Spy Gone North

Cannes 2018. Arctic

Arctic *1/2 The film follows a man (Mikkelsen) stranded in the Arctic, who is finally about to receive his long awaited rescue. However, after a tragic accident, his opportunity is lost and he must then decide whether to remain in the relative safety of his camp or embark on a deadly trek through the unknown… Continue reading Cannes 2018. Arctic

Venezia 2017 – Le fidèle – The Racer And The Jailbird

Le fidèle - The Racer And the Jailbird ** Fuori concorso Quando Gino incontra Benedicte, è amore a prima vista: passionale, assoluto, travolgente. Lei lavora nell’azienda di famiglia ed e anche pilota di auto da corsa. Gino è apparentemente un ragazzo normale, sveglio, attraente… Invece nasconde un segreto; un segreto che può mettere in pericolo… Continue reading Venezia 2017 – Le fidèle – The Racer And The Jailbird

Escobar – Il fascino del male

Escobar - Il fascino del male *1/2 Fuori concorso Loving Pablo racconta l’ascesa e la caduta del più temuto signore della droga al mondo, Pablo Escobar, e la sua instabile storia d’amore con la più famosa giornalista della Colombia, Virginia Vallejo, durante il regno del terrore che dilaniò il paese. Pablo... Picasso, Neruda, Rossi. No, il… Continue reading Escobar – Il fascino del male

Venezia 2017. Manhunt

Manhunt *** Fuori concorso Dopo molti anni di silenzio, John Woo ritorna all'heroic bloodshed, a quel thriller d'azione che i suoi film hanno codificato una volta per tutte, in quel brevissimo lasso di tempo, che trascorse tra il primo A better tomorrow (1986) e Hard Boiled (1992). Gli anni hollywoodiani passati tra capolavori deliranti (Face-Off), opere… Continue reading Venezia 2017. Manhunt