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THE BLING RING

23 Sep

The Bling Ring

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

The Bling Ring is a 2013 film directed by Sofia Coppola brings to the screen the famous case of teenagers who stole celebrities mansions in 2010. The real life stories are as they are, not much to add to the record.

The film doesn’t have great content at first sight, however it insist on the life we ​​have and the one we want to have, on adolescence and the role models young people have, in this case: celebrities who certainly didn’t come out well, in a little veiled way the film criticizes the excessive lifestyle of the stars who apparently don’t have houses if not modern imitations of Egyptian tombs.

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This particular case is more tolerable as documentary than as film.

There aren’t great spots to highlight, possibly locations and filters, but there isn’t anything spectacular to highlight and if there is, is really hard to identify.

 Film-Bling Ring

Performances are very natural, Emma Watson is on track to erase the stigma of Hermione Granger. To emphasize the interpretation of Israel Broussard relatively new talent, his spontaneous performance may surprise to viewers.

Zerorojo doesn’t recommend it! It’s somewhat slow and repetitive, though: if you want to see how misplaced are certain sections of humanity, the modern youth sad concerns, give a fleeting glance into the home of a celebrity or see that in many cases the education that you give to your children is useless, this might be your choice.

THE BLING RING

23 Sep

The Bling Ring

Nota: El siguiente post no contiene avances significativos de la trama ni del final de la película.

The Bling Ring es un film de 2013 dirigido por Sofía Coppola que lleva a la gran pantalla el sonado caso de los adolescentes que robaron mansiones de personajes famosos en 2010. Las historias de la vida real son como son, no hay mucho que agregar al prontuario.

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El film no tiene a simple vista un gran contenido, no obstante si insiste sobre la vida que tenemos y la que queremos tener, sobre la adolescencia y los modelos a seguir que tiene, en este caso: las celebridades que ciertamente no salen bien libradas, de una manera un tanto velada el film critica el excesivo estilo de vida de las estrellas quienes al parecer no tienen casas si no imitaciones modernas de tumbas egipcias.

Este caso particular es más tolerable como documental que como película.

Film-Bling Ring

No se encuentran grandes puntos a resaltar, posiblemente locaciones y filtros, pero no hay espectacularidad y si la hay es difícil identificarla.

Las actuaciones son muy naturales, Emma Watson va por buen camino para borrar el estigma de Hermione Granger. De destacar la interpretación de Israel Broussard un talento relativamente nuevo que puede sorprender con su actuación espontánea.

Zerorojo no la recomienda! Es un tanto lenta y algo repetitiva, sin embargo: si usted quiere ver lo desubicados que andan ciertos sectores de la humanidad, las tristes preocupaciones de la juventud moderna, dar un vistazo efímero al interior de la casa de una celebridad o intuir que en muchos casos la educación que usted le da a sus hijos no sirve para nada, puede que esta sea su opción.

COSMOPOLIS

31 Jul

Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis is a 2012 film directed by David Cronenberg and based on the eponymous 2003 novel written by Don DeLillo. Recounts a day in the life of Eric Packer a billionaire businessman who decides to drive across town to go for a haircut, in the middle of his trip he has encounters with various characters that bring transcendent or inconsequential messages to him. At the end of the day Erick will have to face his destiny.

Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis

The story may not be the most appropriate for a film because it’s slow, with the conditions of the book (the character is 80% of the time in a vehicle) actions are not necessarily essential and the dialog has a vital plane, perhaps for the same reason it’s not considered a very astute move to do an adaptation of this book in particular.

Juliette Binoche Cosmopolis

The performances are good: Robert Pattinson assumes challenges that throw him away from the commercial figure that launched him to fame and certainly choosing a role of this magnitude Pattinson takes the risk of losing a considerable number of fans, but also changes the category of the same. Paul Giamatti and Juliette Binoche have a short but fruitful intervention. The performances are quite theatrical, the slow pace and momentous of the dialogs and actions do not match with the ones used in cinema.

Paul Giamatti Cosmopolis

The photography is remarkable, the range of colors is very defined: the warm and cold filters are strong, you can perceived a contrast that defines the image through an exaltation of the black. Very pleasant.

It’s complex recommend this film, obviously isn’t for all audiences, although it mades ​​ society micro-portraits that gives it an interesting semantic, slowness and lack of actions can go against it. The unpredictable end is a point on its behalf and certain cyberpunk elements make it rare and striking. In short, if you like more action less dialogue this is not your movie, but if you want to see something unusual and different this may be an option to consider.

Zerorojo leaves the evaluation of this film to spectators criterion.

COSMOPOLIS

31 Jul

Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis es un film de 2012 dirigido por David Cronenberg y basado en la novela homónima de 2003 de Don DeLillo. Narra  un día en la vida de Erick Packer un empresario multimillonario que decide atravesar la ciudad para ir por un corte de cabello en medio de su viaje tiene encuentros con diversos personajes que traen consigo algún mensaje trascendente o intrascendente para él. Al final de la jornada Erick tendrá que enfrentarse a su destino.

Robert Pattinson Cosmopolis

 La historia puede no ser la más apropiada para el cine porque es lenta, con las condiciones del libro (el personaje está el 80% del tiempo dentro de un vehículo) las acciones no son necesariamente indispensables y el diálogo cobra un plano vital, tal vez por esta misma razón se considera que no es una movida muy astuta hacer una adaptación de este libro en concreto.

Las actuaciones son buenas: Robert Pattinson asume retos que lo alejan de la figura comercial que lo lanzó a la fama y ciertamente al elegir un papel de esta envergadura corre el riesgo de perder un considerable número de fans, pero, también cambia la categoría de los mismos. Paul Giamatti y Juliette Binoche hacen una intervención corta pero fructífera. Las actuaciones son bastante teatrales, el ritmo lento y trascendental de los diálogos y las acciones no concuerdan tanto con el cine.

Juliette Binoche Cosmopolis

La fotografía es destacable, la gama de colores es muy definida: los filtros cálidos y fríos son fuertes, en ellos se percibe un contraste que define la imagen a través de una exaltación del negro. Muy agradable.

Paul Giamatti Cosmopolis

Es complejo recomendar esta película porque evidentemente no es para todo tipo de público, si bien en ella se hacen micro retratos de la sociedad que le dan una carga semántica interesante, la lentitud y la falta de acciones pueden irse en su contra. El final impredecible es una carta a su favor y ciertos elementos cyberpunk la enrarecen y la hacen llamativa. En resumen, si a usted le gusta más acción menos diálogo esta no es su película, pero si quiere ver algo inusual y diferente esta puede ser una opción a tener en cuenta.

Zerorojo deja la evaluación de esta película al criterio del espectador.

I’M SO EXCITED (LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS)

25 Jul

Los Amantes Pasajeros

I’m So Excited is a 2013 Spanish film directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Shows several stories of the crew of an international flight, how they relate and a series of circumstances that arise during the flight.

The film plot is fantastic, the viewer remains attentive and entertained, the scripts are funny and spontaneous, sometimes…very spontaneous. It’s a film about nothing and everything at the same time and it shines by its exaggerated situations and good sense of humor.

 Los Amantes Pasajeros Javier Cámara

Totally remarkable everything related to the visuals: Although the story suggests with some details that develops at the present time, all elapses in a retro atmosphere that is reflected on locations, costumes and makeup, the compositions are beautiful with a high aesthetic sense that in fusion with warm and colorful photography emits acid and summer vibrations.

 Los Amantes Pasajeros Cecilia Roth

The cast is top notch, Almodóvar knows his actors: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Blanca Suarez to name a few. Cruz and Banderas unfortunately, they appear few and Cámara takes his role ‘till ultimate consequences … something interesting to watch.

Homosexuality is a theme in the film, explicit and openly, relationships of this nature within the film leave too few to the imagination, excellent performances: convincing and very real, the comedy in the movie depends largely on this subject.

 Blanca Suárez Los Amantes Pasajeros

Zerorojo completly recommends it! Fresh air for movie lovers from anywhere in the world! As always Almodóvar shines and leaves nothing out of place. Excellent work and pride for Spanish cinema.

LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS

25 Jul

Los Amantes Pasajeros

Los Amantes pasajeros es una película española de 2013 dirigida por Pedro Almodóvar. Muestra varias historias de los tripulantes de un vuelo internacional, la forma en que se relacionan y una serie de circunstancias que se presentan durante el vuelo.

La trama de la película es buena, el espectador mantiene pendiente y entretenido, los guiones son cómicos y espontáneos, en ocasiones…muy espontáneos. Es una película acerca de todo y de nada a la vez y que brilla por sus situaciones exageradas y buen sentido del humor.

Los Amantes Pasajeros Javier Cámara

Totalmente destacable todo lo relativo a lo visual: A pesar de que la historia sugiere con detalles que se desarrolla en la época actual, todo transcurre en ambiente retro que se refleja tanto en locaciones como en vestuario y maquillajes, las composiciones son bellas con un alto sentido de la estética que en fusión con la fotografía cálida y colorida emiten vibraciones ácidas y veraniegas.

Los Amantes Pasajeros Cecilia Roth

El reparto es de primera, Almodóvar sabe quienes son sus actores: Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Cecilia Roth, Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas y Blanca Suárez por mencionar unos pocos. Cruz y Banderas figuran muy poco lastimosamente y Cámara lleva su papel a últimas consecuencias…algo interesante de ver.

La homosexualidad es un tema presente en el film, explícito y sin tapujos, las relaciones de esta índole dentro de la cinta dejan poco a la imaginación, excelentes interpretaciones: convincentes y muy reales, de ellas depende en buena parte la comedia presente en la cinta.

Blanca Suárez Los Amantes Pasajeros

Zerorojo la recomienda totalmente! Aire fresco para los amantes del cine de cualquier lugar del mundo! Como siempre Almodóvar se luce sin dejar nada fuera de lugar. Excelente trabajo y orgullo para el cine español.

TESIS SOBRE UN HOMICIDIO/ THESIS ON A HOMICIDE

11 Jul

Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio

Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.

 

The Argentinian Hernan Goldfrid directs this 2013 production a thriller with psychological suspense. The film tells the story of Roberto Bermúdez an eminent lawyer and post graduate professor in his town, when a murder takes place near the university, Bermúdez starts an investigation parallel to the authorities. To be fair is not worth explain more, synopses especially about thrillers can become spoilers with just one misplaced word.

 Ricardo Darin Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio

The story is about research, about follow clues and evidence therefore is not something that we haven’t seen before, but it’s entertaining as this genre lends itself to accommodate different situations that aren’t necessarily similar. The plot is well articulated, however unsuccessfully tries to make use of resources already seen in American films especially those having to do with the flashback and is not as masterful as the plot required it.

 Calu Rivero Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio

Ricardo Darin stars this film, this is not new: it seems that all commercial films of this country are starred by Darin … apparently there are no more actors in Argentina, despite this there is no objection to his interpretation as always is genuine and nice, totally mistake of the writers who intend to engage even for seconds a man of 56 years as he with a 26 year girl as Calu Rivero, what a mistake. Rivero offers a flat performance, but it’s most likely to be a script error than an error from the actress, her character is in mourning and the plot takes place in a time of 8 to 9 weeks you can’t perceive a real pain. The antagonist is Alberto Ammann, excellent performance: he hides, goes deep and maintain his mysterious profile, checkmated the characters in the story and so to viewers.

 Alberto Ammann Tesis Sobre un Homicidio

Is a little controversial the use of 2D format for this particular argument …it really doesn’t require it, if all the effort to produce this dimension had invested in improving some aspects of the story would have been more commendable. Controversial, yes, because we are full of technology and effects movies that blatantly disregard the argument which is what ultimately determines if the movie is good or not. For Tesis Sobre Un Homicidio was completely unnecessary and cause already had a good if not excellent photography by Rolo Pulpeiro.

 

Readers don’t get confused, Zerorojo recommends with tranquillity this movie! Palpable progress of Argentinian cinema and Latin American cinema is a production that has nothing to envy to the giants of the industry. Can’t say more…is necessary to avoid spoilers to the maximum, but it can be said that primary objective is acomplished: to entertain.