Despite the loss of theaters, it was a good year for the film. We’ve only seen two of them in theaters (and now they’re even available at home). In alphabetical order – so we had no reason to go for them first, and since they all deserve it – below are comments and references to comments (within each review is online access).
- “The first cow”
- “I’m thinking of finishing things”
- “Martin Eden”
- “Painted bird”
- “Painter and Thief”
- Palm Springs
- “Portrait of the Burning Lady”
Badge of honor: “Wizard” ★★★; “Fees” ★★★; “Never, rarely, sometimes, always” ★★★1/2; Betrayer ” ★★★1/2;
Bakurau ★★★1/2: The corrupt government, working with white mercenaries, keeps water and medicine from a small rural village, then tries to clear it from the map in a figurative and literal sense. The city must be protected. Despite the violence, the stories are remarkably delicate and the themes – blatant racism and government disintegration – are contemporary.
Beanpole ★★★★: At the center of this fascinating drama, set in 1945 in Leningrad, are two women, each wounded and injured by the war and its aftermath. “Beanpole” is a nickname for a very blonde, blue-eyed, thin-skinned, 6-foot-tall, cool and nervous Yes, a veteran of Soviet artillery. Masha, a colleague and friend of Iya from the front, is dark and short and round and energetic, as well as official and smart. Survivor, she knows how to find work, salt and fruit and sex.
Beef first ★★★1/2: A charming cape that takes place in the rugged desert of Oregon in the 1820s. The title includes both virtual and virtual transitions and changes, a moment between a hard, masculine, trapping bover (“soft gold”), a borderline culture on the brink of decline, and something softer – still masculine and yet. clearly expressed. entrepreneur, but with a feminine aspect – it shows its first appearance. In the form of a biscuit.
I’m thinking of finishing things ★★★1/2: The couple walks from the city to their village orphanage to meet their parents. She’s funny, not particularly pretty, maybe not funny, apparently knowledgeable about music, maybe a poetry expert, maybe a physicist. She is melancholic, thinking of ending a relationship for weeks (“things”), or joking; he might be a student, maybe a literary critic, maybe a gerontologist, maybe a poet, maybe a waiter. As in everything Charlie Kaufmann, there is no solid foundation. There is no real horror in this horror film, except for understanding the limits of a person’s ability to shape their own existence. https://www.buffalorising.com/2020/09/five-cent-cine-at-home-im-thinking-of-ending-things/
Mank ★★★1/2: “Mank” is allegedly related to the writing of the screenplay “Citizen Kane,” a 1941 film that some have called the best product of a history and the product of an author, Orson Wells, in history. Wells is a small character here. Although “Mank” can be regarded as a historical cure for the emergence of a popular script and period, the film is essentially the story of a person’s struggle to protect his identity – as a person and as a writer – in a world that seems to deprive him of it. does. Munk (brilliant performance by Gary Oldman) is the undisputed hero. She is charming, drunk, arrogant, pushy and weird. But he represents the last and best attempt to be both part of Hollywood and not give in to it.
Martin Eden ★★★1/2: Based on Jack London’s semi-autobiographical novel, which became a novel in 1909, “Martin Eden” was staged in Italy during the Mussolini era. Focus on the charismatic struggle of Eden to rise at your station and then to fight losing himself due to sudden fame. “It’s not Martin Eden,” he tells the audience, who had gathered to listen to his speech and read, “you invented me.” The London character is mentioned in Tom Waits ’1974 musical work in front of the sailors“ Shiver Me Timbers ”. The traditional story is, in some cases, unusual in some cases.
Painted bird ★★★1/2: A approximately 9-year-old boy separated from his family and moved from one adult to another, from one house or remote village to another, in a desperate two-year struggle to survive in a culture of racism, ignorance, superstition and intolerance in Eastern Europe. 1944 and 1945. Deprived of his name and family, the child experiences life as a series of horrors that include animal torture, sexual assault, assault and attempted assault, murder and assault on his life and the lives of others. His Germans were all blue-eyed; he is different. Three hours of spectacular but painful cinema.
Painter and thief ★★★1/2: A drug thief steals pictures of the talented Czech realist Barbara. Then they have a relationship. She becomes her model. “I can sit down,” he says. These are two complex characters whose dark, suicidal and parallel pastes are never fully revealed.
Palm Springs ★★★: The R-rated Romcom in Palm Springs is alive and well, a creative look at a slow-moving 40-year-old man and a woman trying to pull him into puberty. Andy Semberg (“Saturday Night Live”) lives up to the role of Niles, with exceptional humor and rhetoric. Christine Miliot (mother in “How I Met My Mother”), Sarah is a thoughtful and somewhat humorous aspect of the couple and an interesting game for Niles. For those who want more than laughter, there is an extensive text!
Portraits of a lady of fire ★★★1/2: Very French: slow, calm, delicate, restrained, thoughtful (even intellectual), this fascinating love story between two women is pricelessly narrated and narrated and acts slowly.