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Saturday 25th of November 2017

Everything tagged with movies

Take Five - January 2013

Les Misérables The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper adapts the classic West End musical based on French writer Victor Hugo’s doorstop of a novel.

Amour (Amor)

Sometimes the hardest films to watch are also the most absorbing, and “Amour” definitely falls into this category. This French-language movie won the 2012 Palme d’Or and has made the Oscar short list for the Best Film, Best Director (Michael Haneke), Best Acrtess (Emmanuelle Riva), and Best Foreign Film.

Take Five - February 2013

Django Unchained (Django desencadenado) Riffing off his beloved spaghetti westerns, Quentin Tarantino returns with this characteristically violent story of freed slave Jamie Foxx rescuing his wife from psychotic plantation owner Leonardo DiCaprio with the aid of German gunslinger Christoph Waltz. Samuel L Jackson plays DiCaprio’s loyal house slave.

Spring Breakers

It’s a mass of drunken Americans raging hard on the beach—queue shots of teeny girls in bright bikinis. Under a rain of Natty Light, the crowd’s hips thrust to the techno beats of Shrillex. Guys crudely grab their crotches, girls suggestively suck on popsicles, and all middle fingers are stuck at full mast. There’s not an inch of sand that isn’t packed with topless bodies and beer bongs.

Take 5 - June

Robot & Frank (Un amigo para Frank) A gentle sci-fi comedy-drama starring Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon) as a retired jewel thief whose son buys him a robot companion after he starts showing signs of senility. Initially suspicious of his new home help, Frank soon learns he can use him to restart his old career.

Million Dollar Crocodile

China’s first monster movie has finally hit the Spanish big screen, with the premiere at the Nocturna Film Festival on 6 June of Million Dollar Crocodile (or Croczilla), a thriller/comedy film about—you guessed it—a massive crocodile. The story is kitschy, the special effects aren’t bad, and the subtitles make it all worthwhile.