Monday, November 20, 2017

THE BEGUILED (2017)



Written & Directed By: Sofia Coopola 
Based On The Novel By: Thomas Cullinan 
Based On the Screenplay by: Grimes Grice & Albert Maltz 
Cinematography By: Philippe Le Sourd 
Editor: Sarah Flack 
Music By: Phoenix 


Cast: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice 


Three years into the senseless American Civil War, in 1864, the dilapidated mansion of Miss Martha Farnsworth's Seminary for Young Ladies is still running, occupied by the matriarch, a teacher and five students in Spanish moss-draped Virginia. However, when a young student stumbles upon Corporal John McBurney, a wounded Union deserter on the verge of death, the already frail balance of things will be disrupted, as the hesitant headmistress decides to take him in to heal from his injury. Little by little, as the unwelcome guest arouses an uneasy sexual excitation among the women of the secluded boarding school, it is not before long that they will find themselves competing for the alluring man's favour. Undoubtedly, this handsome devil is a manipulator, nevertheless, will the ladies stay forever beguiled by his charm?

Friday, November 17, 2017

PROBLEM CHILD 2 (1991)



Directed By: Brian Levant 
Written & Story By: Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski 
Cinematography By: Peter Smokler 
Editor: Lois Freeman-Fox & Robert P. Seepey 


Cast: Michael Oliver, John Ritter, Jack Warden, Ivyann Schwan, Amy Yasbeck, Gilbert Gotfried, Jonathan Tolkan, Laraine Newman, Eric Edwards, Zach Grenier, Martha Quinn, Charlene Titlton  
Junior and his father, Ben, move from Cold River to Mortville.  Junior becomes threatened by Ben's desire to date again and find a new mother for Junior, and sabotages each of his dates. Ben falls in love with Annie, the school nurse. However, Annie is the mother of Trixie - who is worse than Junior in his behavior and equally resents her mother dating again. Then Ben meets Lawanda, the richest woman in Mortville, who desires to marry Ben and send Junior to boarding school in Bagdad. And Ben now has to make the decision whether to continue to pursue Annie for love or marry Lawanda so Junior can have a mother.

DON'T TELL MOM THE BABYSITTER'S DEAD (1991)



Directed By: Stephen Herek 
Written By: Neil Landau & Tara Ison 
Cinematography By: Tim Sushrstedt 
Editor: Larry Bock 


Cast: Christina Applegate, Keith Coogan, Joanna Cassidy, Jayne Brook, John Getz, Josh Charles, Kimmy Robertson, Danielle Harris, David Duchovny, Concetta Tomei, Christopher Pettiet, Sarah Buxton, Michael Kopelow 


Single mother goes away for the summer. The kids are first delighted but then find that Mom has hired the sitter from hell to stay with them. When the sitter dies of a sudden coronary they deposit the body at a mortuary only to discover all their summer expense money was in her purse. The kids must find a way to survive the summer without mom or her money. This means actual work!

HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER (2017)



Directed By: Ken Marino 
Written By: Chris Spain & Jon Zack 
Cinematography By: John Bailey 
Editor: John Diagle 


Cast: Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Michael Cera, Rob Coddry, Raquel Welch, Renee Taylor, Rob Huebel, Rob Riggle, Kristen Bell, Linda Lavin, Raphael Alejandro, McKenna Grace


Finding himself dumped after 25 years of marriage, a man who made a career of seducing rich older women must move in with his estranged sister, where he begins to learn the value of family.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

NOCTURAMA (2017)



Written, Music & Directed By: Bertrand Bonello 
Cinematography By: Leo Hinstin 

Cast: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Manal Issa, Hamza Meziani, Martin Petit-Guyot, Jamil McCraven, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laure Valentinelli, Ilias De Lore, Robin Goldbronn, Luis Rego, Hermine Karagheuz, Adele Haenel 

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before to take shelter for a night in a shopping center.

LADY BIRD (2017)



Written & Directed By: Greta Gerwig 
Cinematography By: Sam Levy 
Editor: Nick Houy 
Music: Jon Brion 

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Tracy Letts, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Beanie Feldstein , Tinmothee Chalamet, Lois Smith, Jordan Rodrigues, Odeya Rush, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Bob Stephenson, Daniel Zovatto, Danielle Macdonald 

The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. Who seeks to get out and attend college on the east coast. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

THE BAR (EL BAR) (2017)



Directed By: Alex De La Iglesia 
Written By: Alex De La Iglesia & Jorge Guerricaechevarria 
Cinematography By: Angel Amoros 
Editor: Domingo Gonzalez 

Cast: Blanca Suarez, Mario Casas, Carmen Michi, Secun De La Rosa, Jamie Ordonez, Terele Pavez, Joaquin Climent, Alejandro Awada, Jordi Aguilar 


On an ordinary day in bustling downtown Madrid, life ticks over as usual, while inside a decrepit and noisy central bar, a motley assortment of common urbanites is killing time indolently, up until a loud gunshot sends chills down the spine. Out of the blue, now a man lies dead in front of the bar in a pool of blood, and then surprisingly, in broad daylight, another death follows. Where did that mysterious lethal bullet come from? Is this an act of terrorism or is there a solitary invisible sniper hidden on a roof? As hysteria prevails and the bodies miraculously vanish into thin air, the perplexed and terrified bar's regulars are bound to turn on each other, paranoid and suspicious of the potential assassin who might be hiding inside the place. Is there indeed a wolf among sheep?