The poetry of Emily Dickinson, one of the great poets of the 19th century, accompany Cynthia Nixon through the rooms and gardens of the poet’s home. Introverted, ironic, restless, Emily interacts with her father (Keith Carradine), her mother, her sisters and her friends, as she searches for answers. Davies crafts a familial and compassionate portrait, painful, sometimes funny, in which the settings and the light reflect true states of mind.
As they try to relaunch their careers in the merciless world of fashion, eccentric Edina and Patsy commit the most heinous crime possible: they accidentally push Kate Moss into the Thames and the supermodel doesn’t resurface. A film adaptation of the same-titled BBC sitcom whose cast, besides the protagonists Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, as well as Kate Moss, also numbers stars of the fashion firmament such as Lara Stone, Daisy Lowe, Alexa Chung and Stella McCartney.
A couple of 30-year-olds in LA: a filmmaker who has to live up to his promising debut and a businesswoman. They live happily together until the possibility of a new home leads to marriage. And on that big day, when they return home from town hall, alone and perplexed, a fight breaks out. American indie cinema at its best, for a Cassavetes-style dramatic comedy. Starring Olivia Thirlby (Juno) and Ben Feldman (Mad Men), and with a cameo appearance by Peter Bogdanovich.
Thanks to the discipline that was knocked into him by his trainer, in 1987 Vinny Paz becomes the world lightweight boxing champion and in 1991 the light welterweight champion. But a car accident leaves him with a broken neck and Vinny undergoes the torture of a brace before returning to the ring. Ben Younger (Boiler Room) directs a nervous biopic, starring Miles Teller (Whiplash) and Aaron Eckhart and produced by Scorsese. Emotion, rhythm and great art direction and acting on the part of the boisterous Pazienza family.
Michèle is a successful, determined woman with no qualms and a cumbersome past (a serial killer father) she doesn’t fear. When she is attacked and raped in her villa by a masked man, her repression of the event and her obsession with it entwine in a dizzying spiral. Paul Verhoeven returns to directing after ten years of “almost” silence, with a sumptuous and powerful thriller, tense and entertaining, free and provocative. And an immense Isabelle Huppert.
After a military coup removes the first democratic president from office, the squares of Cairo are flooded with protesters. A police van loads thirty prostesters with different political opinions and forces them to remain face to face for one endless day. A highly taut Egyptian drama which aims a magnifying glass on internecine tensions, enclosed in a symbolic space: neither good guys nor bad guys, only the chaos of disoriented humanity.
Radu works at the France-Presse agency in Bucharest; when the case comes up of two underage prostitutes repatriated from France, he hopes he will finally get his chance to become a journalist. Sitaru makes a new clear-eyed and minimal moral drama, in which a highly naturalistic gaze supports an underlying existential question: to what lengths will a person go for personal success?
Boston, 1978: twelve men and a woman meet one night in an abandoned factory. On one side, a delegation from the IRA; on the other, weapon traffickers. A spark and all hell breaks out. Ben Wheatley nails us to our seats with an endless gunfight and scorching dialogue. Reservoir Dogs by Tarantino with a touch of 1970s B movies. The gunfighters include: Brie Larson (2016 Oscar for Room), Cillian Murphy, Arnie Hammer. Overwhelming.
Matthew McConaughey is Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer who, toward the end of the Civil War, deserted from the confederate army, became the leader of a revolt which led to the creation of a Free State, and fought against segregation and racism. Gary Ross (Pleasantville and Hunger Games) has written, produced and directed a movie which, suspended between feverish intensity and peaceful reflection, recounts an ignored page of American history.
The story of Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro, a legendary figure in the Philippine revolution against Spanish colonialism (1896-1897), and his wife, who searches for him in the jungle while the revolt is being brutally repressed. The legendary film by Lav Diaz, eight hours long and not one minute too many, is a black and white fresco which plunges the spectator into fog, mud and pain, as it follows unforgettable characters.