The long-awaited and long winter holidays are coming to an end. Someone thinks that a week of rest is not serious; others, on the contrary, are already tired of idle pastime and are eager to finally get down to business. Together with the first working week of 2017, the first full-fledged weekend of premieres will come to the audience of our country. He, unlike the previous one, will bring several hotly anticipated pictures at once. But first, let's not talk about the obvious favorites.|
Those who are fed up with what is called “New Year's mood” will have two films waiting in theaters at once, whose task is to tickle the nerves of the viewer. Moreover, here you can even choose what you like best, based on genre preferences.
Love honest horror movies with their classic tricks, twilight and unexpected endings? Then the imperative mood on the posters " Don't knock twice " is especially for you. Quite recently, everyone was dumbfounded and surprised by the film with the same commanding title "Don't Breathe." But apart from the overlapping names, it is unlikely that it will be possible to find other intersection points for these paintings. " Don't knock twice " is entirely devoted to mystical themes. Invented by Caradog W. James, the story centers on the story of a mother and her child. Despite the incredibly difficult relationship ( Jess in the distant past gave her daughter Chloe to an orphanage), together they will have to confront the ghost of a long-dead witch who appeared in the world of the living and thirsts for blood.
DON'T KNOCK TWICE
Although critics see nothing special in the development of the hero lines, do not recognize any merit to the genre for " Don't Knock Twice ", their opinions agree on two aspects. Firstly, the acting work of Lucy Boynton and Katie Sackhoff was praised. Secondly (and this is the main thing), the tape turned out to be really creepy, so it copes with its main purpose. The only thing that confuses is the age rating of 16+. Not enough for real horrors, although recently we have seen more radical examples when children aged 12 and older could be afraid.
If you prefer psychologically subtle and exciting stories more, then you should pay attention to the mystical thriller " Hell ". Martin Culhoven's film has been a guest at several film festivals last year and has even been nominated for the Golden Lion in Venice. The story unfolds in a conventional western setting and bears a clear imprint of southern gothic. In the center of the plot is a young dumb girl Liz (Dakota Fanning), who lives with her husband and two children on a farm near a provincial town, and a certain nameless Preacher (Guy Pearce). The Preacher rightly believes that the human race is mired in sin, but his methods of returning people to the true path can in no way be called righteous. Naturally, Hell ”Is not limited to the mysticism and detective intrigue inherent in thrillers - it also talks about serious social and moral vices, issues of faith, fanaticism and even class conflicts. Critics here also noted the excellent acting of Keith Harington and Caris van Houten, who have already worked together.
But still the main films of this weekend will be " La La Land " by Damien Chazelle and " Law of the Night " by Ben Affleck. And if the resurrection of a musical in a big entertainment movie deservedly rakes in nominations and awards, then the tape Affleck was overtaken by an almost crushing fiasco.
LAW OF THE NIGHT
" Law of the Night " is the first apparent failure in directing by the two-time Oscar winner. After the triumphant ascent of "Operation Argo" to the top of recognition in 2013, " The Law of the Night " looks like an accidental misfire, bad luck, an insidious coincidence. However, the reasons for failure have nothing to do with mysticism. The story of the Irish bootlegger Joe Coughlin (played, of course, by Affleck himself) turned out to be just a transparent screen for the questions the director ponders. Mafia wars, whose participants in gorgeous costumes are firing at each other for nothing, are presented too unskillfully, in some places even simple. The declared crime drama is not interesting in terms of crime, but in terms of drama it is too obvious. Joe , to the best of his abilities and surrounding circumstances, tries to be a good guy who is not worried about racial and national issues; he is not ready to pull the trigger once more, but he is romantically sure that he knows who the real enemy of free America is. And the main enemy of freedom in the film is not rabid racists, not criminals, not even corrupt representatives of the law. The main enemy is the very real Americans who gave birth to all these phenomena. Those who will be called WASP 20-30 years after the abolition of Prohibition.
who is the real enemy of free America. And the main enemy of freedom in the film is not rabid racists, not criminals, not even corrupt representatives of the law. The main enemy is the very real Americans who gave birth to all these phenomena. Those who, 20-30 years after the abolition of the "Prohibition", will be called WASP .
who is the real enemy of free America. And the main enemy of freedom in the film is not rabid racists, not criminals, not even corrupt representatives of the law. The main enemy is the very real Americans who gave birth to all these phenomena. Those who will be called WASP 20-30 years after the abolition of Prohibition.
LA LA LAND
The situation is quite different with " La La Land ". At first glance, it seems that the musical melodrama will appeal to everyone and everyone just as it was to the taste of various critics. The main characters of the tape - a young actress Mia (Emma Stone) and a young musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) are experiencing the hardest moment of the collapse of their dreams. Tedious casting trips do not bring any results for Mia , and the beloved by Sebastian jazz seems to go out of fashion forever. The story told by La La Land is both classic and modern. Hopes for a successful career both collapsed in the Golden Age of Hollywood and continue to crumble to this day. Sudden luck has come and continues to come. Like true love. Chazelloagain we managed to make a film not so much about our heroes as about people in the cinema and life itself in general. And this is just one of the reasons that makes the film a must-see.
In addition to the main novelties, a new film by Emir Kusturica with Monica Bellucci " Along the Milky Way " and two light comedies: French with Omar Si " 2 + 1 " (the familiar combination of numbers works exclusively to attract attention) and the American " Why him? " starring James Franco, Brian Cranston and Zoe Deutsch.
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