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WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

10 Dec

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

The Scottish director Lynne Ramsay makes the adaptation to film We Need To Talk About Kevin eponymous book written by the American Lionel Shriver. It’s natural not to connect with the people, not to rely on them, not believing them, however, when all this is felt by a child things change: Eve struggles to connect with his son Kevin, makes all the efforts of a mother by loving and educate him, but Kevin only gives her rejection and evil natural-born apparently, in these circumstances he grows and becomes a human being difficult to decipher, when Eve discovers the true scope of Kevin, may be too late.44692000001_1252993297001_we-need-to-talk-about-kevin-osc-t

The film has good photography, such, that only with images the story could be understood. The symbology of the color is present all the time, an aspect that gives more character to the scenes. There are various locations that are especially responsible to mark the times: past and present.

cannes-2011-3-clips-de-we-need-to-talk-about-kevinThe performances are very good Tilda Swinton expresses perfectly the commotion that causes her the relationship with her child, the impotence and frustration of not being in control of the situation. John C. Reilly gives us a role that has already learned: a good and conciliator man that wants to give reason to all, in the meantime Ezra Miller begins to shore up his nascent career with this dense and full of character role.

we-need-to-talk-about-kevin-movie-poster-600x300Zerorojo recommends this family and social horror drama, not only due to the complexity of the story, also because it shows realities that for many of us are not familiar. Perhaps in some way explains the emergence of certain macabre minds that by moments have paralyzed the world with their sinister acts. Has points of reflection: it does not go in vain, the situation that has arisen in the movie certainly can leave the viewers questioning themselves one or two issues…most of all the importance that parents agree on the education of their children.

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CARNAGE

7 Dec

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

57728Roman Polanski made the adaptation of “Le Dieu Du Carnage” a play written by Yasmina Reza, under the title of Carnage. This film from 2011 shows an episode in the life of the Cowans’ and Longstreets’: two couples that meet to talk about the fight that their children had and try to reach an agreement of responsibilities, however, in the middle of the recriminations, clashes of points of view and the aid of a few drinks, the initial dialog becomes in a incisive and biting marking that makes trotted out the true point of view of the interlocutors.

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The film is completely natural, the viewer almost can feel that is in the middle of the discussion, which is so dynamic that even may wish to participate in it. It’s nearly to miraculous that a film that develops only in one location to be entertaining and not to bores at all, this feat is due to the dialogs each one loaded of a diplomatic violence hard to ignore.

However, the dialogs would be nothing without the dazzling performances: Jody Foster, John C Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz fill with accurate power each moment no matter if it’s high or low voltage, there is not much to say, is simply impressive to see how the further the argument goes, the actors take the figures that they are initially and blurred them with such a professionalism that achieves to show in just 80 minutes an endless range of human emotions and feelings …definitely, that is act.

carnage-movieZerorojo recommends it. Carnage account with 3 essential elements for a successful film: it has excellent dialogs, fabulous performances and it’s well directed. As it has been noted in previous entries is not a movie for someone who is looking for action or extreme emotions (there is no shots, or hit, or jumping from an airplane), is a story that presents an ideal reality and converts it into a stark reality, without masks.

“It takes a little education to substitute the rule of law for violence; the origin of law, as you of course know, is brute force…I believe in the God of carnage, the god whose rules haven’t been challenged since time inmemorial.”[1]


[1] Dialogue from Christoph Waltz to Jodie Foster.

CARNAGE

7 Dec

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

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Roman Polanski hace la adaptación para cine de “Le Dieu Du Carnage” una obra de teatro escrita por Yasmina Reza, bajo el título de Carnage. Esta película de 2011 muestra un episodio en la vida los Cowan y los Longstreet: dos parejas que se encuentran para dialogar sobre la pelea que tuvieron sus hijos y llegar a un acuerdo de responsabilidades, sin embargo, en medio de las recriminaciones, los choques de puntos de vista y la ayuda de unas cuantas copas, el diálogo inicial se convierte en un señalamiento incisivo y mordaz que hace relucir el verdadero punto de vista de los interlocutores.

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La película es completamente natural, el espectador casi puede sentir que se encuentra en medio de la discusión, la cual es tan dinámica que incluso puede querer participar en ella. Es casi milagroso que un film que se desarrolla sólo en una locación llegue a ser entretenido y no aburrir, tal proeza se debe a los diálogos cada uno cargado de una violencia diplomática difícil de ignorar.

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No obstante, los diálogos no serían nada sin las deslumbrantes actuaciones: Jody Foster, John C Reilly, Kate Winslet y Christoph Waltz llenan de la energía precisa cada momento sea de alto o bajo voltaje, no hay mucho que decir, es simplemente impactante ver como a medida que evoluciona el argumento, los actores toman las figuras que presentan inicialmente y las desdibujan con un profesionalismo tal que logran mostrar en apenas 80 minutos una interminable gama de emociones y sentimientos humanos…eso es actuar, definitivamente.

Zerorojo la recomienda. Carnage cuenta con 3 elementos indispensables para que un film tenga éxito: tiene excelentes diálogos, está bien actuada y bien dirigida, como se ha advertido en anteriores entradas no es una película para alguien que esté buscando acción o emociones extremas (no hay balazos, ni golpes, ni saltos desde un avión), es una historia que presenta una realidad ideal y la convierte en una realidad cruda y sin caretas.

“Hace falta poca educación para sustituir la ley por violencia, el origen de la ley como bien sabes, es la fuerza bruta, …yo creo en un Dios salvaje, un Dios cuya ley no se ha desafiado desde tiempos inmemoriales.”[1]


[1] Diálogo de Christoph Waltz a Jodie Foster.