Glace – Netflix makes us shiver with its new French series

Netflix has been anchoring lovers of suspense for a season as only she knows. After going crazy with the Mindhunter series , Manhunt: Unabomber and Dark (Awesome), he grabs his coat and sends us to the French Pyrenees. There he presents Glace, a 6-episode miniseries dubbed in all languages and completely Online on our streaming platform par excellence. Glace – Tension in the frozen mountains of the French Pyrenees It is clear that Glace is looking for a copy and paste pattern with the Nordic thrillers that have become so fashionable today. They look for that coldness that is masterfully transmitted from photography and that unfortunately is transmitted apart from the script and its performances. We are in a border town in the French Pyrenees. The neighboring country has already shown us that even on Netflix it has a lot to say with its good cinema. Proof of this is the…

Baby: review of the new Italian Netflix series

Baby turns out to be a banal story, forced and full of cliches. Enjoyable at times thanks to the skill of the actors, full of good intentions also in trying to give space to emotion through screenplay and editing, such as close-ups (numerous) and scenes filled only by the soundtrack. The result, however, is a constant chaos, something you look at “just to spend some time”. Baby,  the new Italian TV series by Netflix, is available on the platform from 30 November. The series, directed by Andrea De Sica and written by the collective GRAMS together with Isabella Aguilar and Giacomo Duzzi, is inspired by the Italian chronicle and by the Parioli baby-ringing scandal. So different and so similar Chiara is the classic perfect daughter, soap and water, model student with equally “perfect” friends. Ludovica is his exact opposite, reckless, heedless of the rules, he combines trouble and despised by…

Series „Das Institut – Oase des Scheiterns“

A scene like from forgotten times. A group of adult people is gathered around a table – and doing handicrafts. Not handicrafts for the non-profit bazaar of the community center or the like. Here bottles are smashed and the broken pieces are put into hardening material. They were later to crown the outer wall and protect the Institute for German Language and Culture from attacks. Because you always have to reckon with that in Central Asian Uzbekistan, a playground for warlords, bandits and Salafists. You won’t find it on any atlas, nor on Google Earth. But somehow it slipped between Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, apparently overlooked by the geographers for centuries… But not by German foreign policy, who set up an exclave of Germanic culture here and then more or less left it to herself. Five Germans and one local are tasked with introducing the Kisbeks to the German language…

Valeria: The overly free adaptation of Elisabet Benavent’s novels on Netflix

It is not necessary that you have read In the shoes of Valeria, the first novel of the successful tetralogy of the Spanish writer Elisabet Benavent, to enjoy this new peninsular proposal from peliculas on-line Netflix. The Valeria series is an open adaptation and it takes many licenses from the original material. Her central character, Valeria (Diana Gomez), is a fictional writer approaching her thirties and who has author blockade, impostor syndrome and a husband who doesn’t pay much attention to her. Luckily Valeria continues to have a solid relationship with her friends: Lola (Silma Lopez), Carmen (Paula Malia) and Nerea (Teresa Riott). The four share a group, Amigas 4ever, to which constant messages are sent and where Valeria leaves endless voice messages and that could almost be described as podcasts. It is in the friendship between these four independent and professional women (Lola is a translator, Carmen is a…

‘The queen of the lizards’: unclassifiable reptilian love story where Bruna Cusi and Javier Botet shine

Juan González and Nando Martinez, better known as Burnin ‘Percebes, present at the D’A Film Festival Barcelona their latest impossible love story, ‘La reina de los lizards’, a very Martian romantic comedy starring Bruna Cusi and Javier Botet shot in Super 8 and it will divide the viewers. Whose side are you on? Love out of orbit The barnacle film begins with an ambitious overture that leaves all the cards on the table. Shot in Super 8, in unique shots and in little more than a week, its scarce sixty minutes are based on the chemistry of a delicious protagonist couple. She, a single mother. The alien. After a summer romance that comes to an end, the mission of the inhabitant of other worlds comes to an end. Or maybe not. We are not left with actors as spontaneous as Botet, who has long since revealed himself as an extraordinary…

I lost my body (2019), by Jeremy Clapin

It’s a love movie: love for parents, love for a girl named Gabrielle, and love for oneself. Where is my body is the new animated film that Netflix released on November 22, created by Jeremy Clapin and based on the novel by Guillaume Laurante Happy Hand. The story is marked in Paris, and the protagonist is Naoufel, a boy who lived in a foster home since his parents died in a traffic accident from which he escaped unharmed. This film is not just another animation, since one of the creators, Guillaume Laurant, is the author of the script for Amélie and you can even see a certain similarity in its soundtrack. The French film is an intimate story, in some cases slow, and mixes feelings with sensory senses. Intimate, slow-paced story  It is a somewhat peculiar animation, since the children’s audienceI would not understand the underlying message that it has.…

«The space between the lines»: A romance by email

The space between the lines is a German romantic drama directed by Vanessa Jopp (Engel + Joe, Forget America) and written by Jane Ainscough, which adapts the novel upwind of the north of Daniel Glattauer. It proposes how an e-mail, sent to the wrong address, can be the trigger for starting a relationship at a distance that becomes essential for two strangers. It stars Nora Tschirner (A Rabbit Without Ears, Bon Appétit), Alexander Fehling (The Conspiracy of Silence, Hope Coast), Ulrich Thomsen ( Face to Face, The Commune), Ella Rumpf ( Freud, Raw), Claudia Eisinger, Lisa Tomaschewsky, Moritz Führmann and Eleonore Weisgerber. The film stream was released in Spain through the German Film Festival on Filmin’s VOD platform, on June 5, 2020. Synopsis Based on a famous bestseller and sponsored by the producers of ” Toni Erdmann “, this epistolary cyber romance plays in the same league of films as…

The gatopardo (1963), By luchino visconti – criticism

Once upon a time on a February eleven one thousand nine hundred and eighty-five. The afternoon was windy in Salamanca, and the session began at seven. As we walked to the Van Dyck multiplexes, a childhood friend and the writer of this commented on the possibility of rain. What I could not imagine is the amount of beauty that I was going to find within the frame of the screen, photographed in Technirama. Luchino Visconti was a master of the wide screen, but we will return to this later. ‘ El Gatopardo ‘ represents the challenge of Titanus to Hollywood blockbusters of the time. It was about showing (and it was achieved) that a big budget film could focus its argument on philosophical, political, religious questions, and an endless number of intellectual nuances, which converge on a nuclear theme: The decline of a man and his breed; the nobility giving…

Hiccups (2010–2011) Review

Synopsis Hiccups is the story of Millie Upton, a children’s book author who is wildly successful, internationally popular, and just a little bit nuts. Millie’s success in writing for children is perhaps due in part to her being about as emotionally evolved as a six year old. Happy as a pig in a puddle one second, then yelling at a cop the next, Millie’s emotional “hiccups” get her into no end of situations. In an effort to get a handle on things, she impulsively enlists the aid of a life coach – Stan Dirko – to help set her straight. Unfortunately, Stan has no real training and even less experience. Still, he’s got a big heart and a head full of ideas, and that’s enough for Millie. It’s the blind leading the blind through an adventurous, emotional minefield, with the best of intentions, high expectations, and very little success. Along…

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