Our Brand is Crisis, a movie released in 2015, is about politics and the dirty game of winning a Presidential election. It's happening in Bolivia, the former Spanish territory exploited for silver and tin. The name came from "El Libertador", the Venezuelan hero Simon Bolivar. He had a crucial role in the establishment of several South American states' independence from Spanish rule. One of them is Bolivia. [source of all pics: imdb.com] Plot Jane is a political strategist, she … [Read more...]
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I don't see another actor better than Viggo Mortensen as Captain Fantastic. This is almost a flawless educational movie. If you judge people on their political views, you can have a very biased feeling about this wonderful movie. This is because it's a little bit uncommon to find those beliefs in this bland world. You now believe in what you see in mass media, where you are tormented with imminent disaster, economical crisis, the 1%, terrorists, NSA, conspiracies and anti-Trump-ism. You are not … [Read more...]
Hands of Stone, released in 2016, is another exceptional movie I have recently watched. It is about the life of Roberto Duran, the Panamanian box champion, a living legend. Unfortunately I have noticed a sort of fury among top film critics regarding this biopic. They say that the screenplay is weak, or that the boxer is a scumbag in a lousy movie. I think that this is an almost unexpected comeback for once talented Robert De Niro, who didn't cease to surprise me in other recent movie as well, … [Read more...]
They are actors without an Oscar even if they deserved an award unlike other peers. There is no particular order to them. These actors and actresses were nominated at least for a Best Supporting role, some of them several times, but despite their talent, they didn't get it yet. Except one of them (Richard Burton), all the others are pretty recent, a 20-25 years span is a whole life for just a part of you. James Woods [source for all pics: imdb.com] James Woods was born on 18 … [Read more...]
Oscars 2017 awards ceremony was by far a very embarrassing and disputable show, even if the actual weirdness started much earlier. Yes, dear friends, it was more absurd than this year's Golden Globes, where "Hollywood legend" Meryl Streep threw some venomous spikes at their democratically elected president, misinterpreting some of Donald Trump chaotic aping gestures. She has been applauded long lasting moments (even if she pretended to have "only three seconds to say this"). Her peers repeated … [Read more...]
Focus captured my attention especially because of its atypical approach. It is a mixture of romance, action, comedy, crime and drama, very entertainingly supported by the main characters. I have to confess that I am not a huge Will Smith fan, but in this movie I quite liked him. Margot Robbie attracted me after she recently hosted Saturday Night Live. I found her a little forced out in her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, much too ready for overnight stardom in Hollywood, but here, in Focus, she … [Read more...]