petek, 02. december 2016

Don't Think Twice (2016)



Slo naslov: -
Država: ZDA
Jezik: Angleščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 92',  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija, Drama 
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Mike Birbiglia
Scenarij: Mike Birbiglia
Igrajo: Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Mike Birbiglia, Kate Micucci, Tami Sagher, Chris Gethard, Richard Masur, Sondra James, Richard Kline, Maggie Kemper, Erin Darke

[ENG]


For eleven years, an improv group called The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater.  Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast, and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends – which they also are. Night after night they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves.

Then they get news that their theater is shutting down, and scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on.[Official site]


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A delicately wrought ensemble piece with first-rate turns by Gillian Jacobs, Keegan-Michael Key, and Birbiglia himself, Don't Think Twice scrutinizes its playful setting and finds an ideal entry point for exploring creative desperation. 
[Eric Kohn, indieWIRE]

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četrtek, 01. december 2016

Gomorra - La serie (2. sezona)



Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: Gomorrah
Država: Italija
Jezik: Italijanščina
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 12x 45',  Imdb
Žanri: Krimi, Drama, Triler 
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Stefano Sollima
Scenarij: Leonardo Fasoli, Stefano Bises 
Igrajo: Marco D'Amore, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato Cerlino, Fabio De Caro, Marco Palvetti, Cristiana Dell'Anna, Cristina Donadio, Antonio Folletto, Vincenzo Fabricino

[ENG]


The era of the Savastano clan, who once undisputedly reigned over Naples, seems to be hopelessly over. What lies ahead now is the largest ever power vacuum in the history of the Camorra. The king, Don Pietro Savastano, abdicated, at least momentarily. All the forces involved will suddenly have the chance to have their say and will no longer have to submit to the orders of such a tyrannical boss as Don Pietro. But the latter, although physically and mentally tried by hard prison regime, does not seem willing to lose his empire. Many are now vying for what once was the Savastano kingdom. With Ciro l immortale in the forefront, who from the very beginning will be secretly plotting, testing new and old allies, to finally make the big leap he has always aimed for. A leap which now more than ever seems to be within his reach. Meanwhile Salvatore Conte is now waiting for an answer from the bosses of the clan once close to the Savastano's. [iTunes]


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sreda, 30. november 2016

Hwajang (2014)

aka Revivre


Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: Revivre 
Država: Južna Koreja
Leto: 2014
Dolžina: 93',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Im Kwon-taek
Scenarij: Song Yoon-hee
Igrajo: Ahn Sungki, Kim Hojung, Kim Qyuri, Jeon Hye-Jin


[ENG]


Mr. Oh, a man in his mid-fifties, loses his wife after a four-year battle with cancer and proceeds with the funeral arrangements. An executive at a major cosmetics company, Mr. Oh was an extremely devoted husband who took great care of his sick wife. After the funeral, his home becomes filled with guests, including his subordinates who needed to bring authorization-required documents for Mr. Oh with them. With the upcoming summer collection release, there are many issues to deal with, but fact is, Mr. Oh is distracted by something, or rather someone else who came as a guest, clad in a black formal pants suit to the wake: his female subordinate, Choo Eunjoo, for whom he has had feelings for some time now. Juggling between the tasks of tending to his ailing wife and demanding corporate duties, Mr. Oh occasionally fantasizes about Choo Eunjoo’s body and making love to her. One late night, while he is in a cab, he catches a glimpse of Eunjoo passing by and immediately calls her up to meet, but he ends up failing. Then one day, after the funeral, Mr. Oh’s is slapped with the realization that his wife was aware of his hearts towards Choo Eunjoo... [La Biennale]


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Demanding a performer who can convey a complex range of subtle emotions not with words but through eye contact, facial expressions and the slightest of body movements, the role of Mr. Oh is a challenging one that only someone of Ahn's experience and innate sensitivity could pull off, and he does so magnificently. Speaking through his candid eyes and relaying inner turmoil through imperceptible shrugs and tired slouches, Ahn shines in a role that demands the full range of his abilities... 
[Pierce Conran, Screen Anarchy]


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torek, 29. november 2016

The Ones Below (2015)


Slo naslov: - 
Država: VB
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 87',  Imdb
Žanri: Triler   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: David Farr
Scenarij: David Farr
Igrajo: Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Campbell, Laura Birn

[ENG]


Kate (Clémence Poésy) and Justin (Stephen Campbell Moore) are expecting their first baby. They are thirty-something, successful and affluent. All appears well on the surface but Kate harbours deeply rooted fears about her fitness to be a mother and her ability to love the child within. One day another couple, Jon (David Morrissey) and Teresa (Laura Birn) move in to the apartment below. They become ‘The Ones Below’ and are also expecting a baby. In contrast to Kate, Teresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood. Pregnancy brings the women together in shared confidences, as Kate becomes entranced by Teresa’s unquestioning celebration of her family-to-be. Until one night a joint dinner begins to reveal all is not as it seems with ‘The Ones Below’ and a single tragic accident throws the couples into a nightmare of psychological terror. [BBC Films]

[RT Critics Consensus]


Creepy and well-crafted overall, The Ones Below marks an auspicious feature-length debut for writer-director David Farr.

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ponedeljek, 28. november 2016

Indignation (2016)



Slo naslov: Ogorčenje
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 110',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama
Slo recenzija: RTV SLO MMC, Koridor
Režija: James Schamus
Scenarij: James Schamus, Philip Roth (knjiga)
Igrajo: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Edmond, Danny Burstein, Ben Rosenfield

[SLO]

Via Kinodvor


Konservativna, antisemitska in spolno zavrta Amerika petdesetih let. Marcus je zadržan, a blesteč študent iz židovske delavske družine. Da bi lahko odšel na študij prava, se med korejsko vojno izogne vpoklicu. Toda ko se usodno zaljubi v prelepo sošolko, resno ogrozi svojo svetlo prihodnost in velike načrte, ki jih za mladeniča kuje njegova družina.

Ganljiva in napeta drama Ogorčenje je režijski prvenec enega najpomembnejših neodvisnih producentov sodobne ameriške kinematografije Jamesa Schamusa (Gora Brokeback, Sreča), posnet po istoimenskem romanu slovitega ameriškega pisatelja Philipa Rotha.



Učil sem se pri Angu Leeju, toda marsikaj sem pobral tudi pri Edgarju Wrightu, Gusu Van Santu in bratih Coen. Vedno sem imel privilegij, da sem lahko opazoval njihovo delo iz prve vrste in se s temi režiserji tudi ves čas pogovarjal. Med drugim sem se naučil, da se od njih ne smem preveč naučiti, saj je vsak režiser drugačen. Drugače vodi stvari na setu. Ne moreš si preprosto reči: 'Ang počne stvari takole, zato je to pravi način.' Ang to počne takole, zato ker je genij in si to lahko privošči. /…/ Ker sem prvič režiral, je bila moja glavna naloga poskrbeti, da igralci ustvarijo iskren odnos do filma, zato jim nisem hotel vsiliti svojega sloga. Seveda ima film specifičen videz, ki sem ga skrbno začrtal s tehnično ekipo, raziskovalnim delom in skozi lastno razmišljanje. Toda tega sloga nisem želel vsiliti igralcem pri njihovem delu, pač pa sem skušal ustvariti svet, v katerem bi lahko udobno zaživeli. Pri debitantskih režiserjih, ki imajo zelo jasno predstavo, kakšen natanko naj bo film videti, sem pogosto opazil, da skušajo na setu kup mačk stlačiti v škatlo, v kateri ni nič prostora. Od igralcev zahtevajo, naj počnejo stvari, s katerimi bi se izneverili samim sebi in svojemu načinu igre. To se na filmu pozna. Sam ljudi nisem hotel tlačiti v škatlo. /…/ Philipa Rotha navadno ne povezujemo z ljubezenskimi zgodbami, toda v njegovi knjigi se skriva iskrena tragična romanca, ki jo je v sodobnem ameriškem filmu zelo težko poustvariti. Prave ljubezenske zgodbe, tistega pristnega občutka mladostne ranljivosti in kam lahko ta pripelje, tega dandanes, ko smo vsi tako cinični, ne vidimo pogosto. [James Schamus]

[ENG]


Set in 1951, the story follows Marcus Messner, the idealistic son of a humble kosher butcher from Newark, N.J. Marcus leaves for Ohio to study at a small, conservative college, where he finds himself at odds with the administration, grapples with anti-Semitism and sexual repression and pines after a troubled girl. [Imdb]


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nedelja, 27. november 2016

Olive Kitteridge (2014)



Slo naslov: Olive Kitteridge 
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2014
Dolžina: 4x60',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Lisa Cholodenko
Scenarij: Jane Anderson, Elizabeth Strout (knjiga) 
Igrajo: Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher Jr., Zoe Kazan

[SLO]


Drama v štirih delih spremlja grenko-sladko in trpko zabavno dogajanje v navidez spokojnem mestu, prepredenem s spletkami, zločini in tragedijami, kakor ga vidi Olive. Njena bistroumnost in strogost prikrivata toplo, vendar nemirno srce.
Dobitnica oskarja Frances McDormand in nominiranec za to odličje Richard Jenkins sta soigralca v 4-delni drami programa HBO. Zgodba skozi čas 25 let spremlja grenko-sladko in trpko zabavno dogajanje v navidez spokojnem mestu Nove Anglije, prepredenem s spletkami, zločini in tragedijami, kakor ga vidi srednješolska učiteljica matematike Olive Kitteridge. Njena osupljiva bistroumnost in strogost prikrivata toplo, vendar nemirno srce. Pripoved se dotika njenega odnosa s prijaznim mestnim lekarnarjem Henryjem, njunim sinom Christopherjem, ki prezira vzgojne metode svoje matere, in nekaterimi drugimi prebivalci mestne skupnosti. [HBO Slovenija]

[ENG]


Olive Kitteridge is a misanthropic and strict, but well-meaning, retired schoolteacher who lives in the fictional seaside town of Crosby, Maine. She is married to Henry Kitteridge, a kind, considerate man who runs a pharmacy downtown, and has a troubled son named Christopher, who grows up to be a podiatrist. For 25 years, Olive has experienced problems of depression, bereavement, jealousy, and friction with family members and friends. [Wikipedia]


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sobota, 26. november 2016

A Patch of Fog (2015)


Slo naslov: Prijatelja
Država: VB
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 92',  Imdb
Žanri: Trlier  
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Michael Lennox
Scenarij: John Cairns, Michael McCartney
Igrajo: Stephen Graham, Conleth Hill, Lara Pulver

[SLO]


Sandy Duffy, slavni pisatelj in televizijska osebnost, se znajde v zagati – ko ga med poskusom kraje v trgovini zaloti osamljeni varnostnik Robert ter v zameno za molk nato izkoristi za izrazito enostransko prijateljstvo.
Sandy Duffy živi udobno življenje v Belfastu. Je univerzitetni profesor in redni gost priljubljenega televizijskega programa o umetnosti, njegov roman izpred mnogih let pa je še vedno na knjižnih policah kot sodobna literarna klasika. Vendar ima Sandy neko sramotno skrivno razvado: rad krade. Občasno izmikanje prodajnih artiklov iz trgovin je edina vznemirljiva stvar v njegovem utečenem vsakdanu – a ko ga nekoč pri tem zaloti varnostnik Robert, se njegovo življenje obrne na glavo. Robert mu diskretno obljubi molk v zameno za skupno pijačo po končani službi. Srečanje se kmalu spremeni v serijo moških druženj, v katerih Robert razkrije, kako obupano osamljen je. Sandyja je sklenil za vsako ceno spreobrniti v svojega najboljšega prijatelja, kakršnega v resnici nikoli ni imel. Poslej obiskuje njegova predavanja, se vsili v njegov družabni krog ter celo zbliža s Sandyjevo punco Lucy. Vsakokrat, ko cenjeni profesor misli, da se je otresel svojega izsiljevalca, ga okoliščine prepričajo v nasprotno; v svetu, kjer kamere beležijo vsak človekov korak, je težko povsem zabrisati svoje sledi. [HBO Slovenija]

[ENG]


In this unnerving psychological tale, Sandy Duffy (Hill) is a celebrated novelist and TV personality who finds his reputation on the line when caught shoplifting by a friendless security guard Robert (Graham).  Robert lets Sandy go on the condition that they share a drink after work, but one drink quickly turns into a string of rendezvous as Robert reveals just how desperately lonely he is.  His determination to fashion Sandy into the best friend he never had soon becomes obvious. He audits Sandy’s class, worms his way into his social calendar, and finds ways to get close to Sandy’s girlfriend, Lucy (Lara Pulver). Every time the beleaguered professor is certain he’s shaken off his blackmailer, he is reminded that, in a world where much of what we do is captured on camera, it’s impossible to avoid leaving a trail.


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četrtek, 24. november 2016

Jason Bourne (2016)


Slo naslov: Jason Bourne 
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 123',  Imdb
Žanri: Akcija, Triler  
Slo recenzija: Mladina, RTV SLO MMC, Filmstart
Režija: Paul Greengrass
Scenarij: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse
Igrajo: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed

[SLO]


»Shekali so nas. Morda je huje od Snowdna … Kristus. Jason Bourne je!« 

Pred skoraj dvema desetletjema se je perspektiven mlad vojak pridružil eksperimentalnemu urjenju specialnih enot, potem ko je njegov oče umrl v domnevnem terorističnem napadu. Obljubili so mu, da bo s pomočjo programa, ki je njegove psihofizične sposobnosti povzdignil na nepredstavljivo raven, izkazal čast svoji družini in domovini. 

Vse to je bila laž.
Po brutalnem usposabljanju, ki se ga ne spominja, in katerega so vršili ljudje, ki jih ne more identificirati, je postal elitni morilec po imenu Jason Bourne. Njegovi stvaritelji so ga izoblikovali v človeško orožje, vredno 100 milijonov dolarjev, ki pa se je po njihovih besedah pokvarilo. 

Bourne se je podal na lov za odgovornimi osebami, da bi razkrinkal njihove načrte, ti pa so ga skušali izbrisati in mu vzeli edino žensko, ki jo je kdaj ljubil. Potem ko je dosegel maščevanje, spoznal svojo pravo identiteto in razkrinkal sporne vladne programe, je zaznal miru podoben občutek in izginil. Upal je, da za vedno … 

Obdobje njegovega življenja v sencah se konča, ko se aktivira nov program. Ljudje na pozicijah moči sicer menijo, da bo Bourne odnehal, če mu razodenejo še poslednje skrivnosti iz njegove preteklosti, a ga ponovno podcenijo. Nekdanji elitni morilec namreč ve, da tudi zlomljeni vojaki še vedno branijo nedolžne pred tistimi z nenadzorovano močjo in nenasitnim apetitom po manipulaciji sveta. [Cineplexx]

[ENG]


Jason Bourne is again being hunted by the CIA. It begins when Nicky Parson a former CIA operative who helped Bourne who then went under and now works with a man who's a whistle blower and is out to expose the CIA's black ops. So Nicky hacks into the CIA and downloads everything on all their Black Ops including Treadstone which Bourne was a part of. And Heather Lee, a CIA agent discovers the hack and brings it to the attention of CIA Director Dewey, the man behind the Black Ops. He then orders Parsons be found and hopefully Bourne too. [Imdb]

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sreda, 23. november 2016

Zero Days (2016)


Slo naslov: Ni naslova
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 116' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Dokumentarni   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Alex Gibney
Scenarij: Alex Gibney
Igrajo: David Sanger, Emad Kiyaei, Eric Chien


[ENG]


Alex Gibney’s ZERO DAYS is a documentary thriller about the world of cyberwar. For the first time, the film tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware (known as a “worm” for its ability to burrow from computer to computer on its own) that the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility, and which ultimately spread beyond its intended target. ZERO DAYS is the most comprehensive accounting to date of how a clandestine mission hatched by two allies with clashing agendas opened forever the Pandora’s Box of cyberwarfare. Beyond the technical aspects of the story, ZERO DAYS reveals a web of intrigue involving the CIA, the US Military's new cyber command, Israel's Mossad and Operations that include both espionage and covert assassinations but also a new generation of cyberweapons whose destructive power is matched only by Nuclear War. 
[Official Site]


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His new film Zero Days may ostensibly be an investigation of the 2010 malware worm known as Stuxnet, but over its swift-moving 116-minute runtime, Gibney does a much broader and more important job: relating the rather airless, abstract concepts of cyber-terrorism and internet espionage to their real-world consequences. 
[Jessica Kiang, The Playlist]

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torek, 22. november 2016

Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern (2015)

aka Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents

Slo naslov: - 
Angleški naslov: Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents
Država: Švica, Nemčija
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 90',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Družinski, Romantični   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Stina Werenfels
Scenarij: Boris Treyer, Lukas Bärfuss (igra)
Igrajo: Victoria Schulz, Jenny Schily, Lars Eidinger, Urs Jucker

[ENG]


When her mother decides to stop administering medication to her mentally challenged daughter, 18-year-old Dora awakes, as if from a deep sleep. Dora discovers her body, her sensuality and finally, sex, too. Her parents are shocked by Dora’s sudden unbridled lust for life and, when she gets involved with a man she meets at her market stall vendor job, they are furious. Seeing her relationship as unscrupulous and abusive, they demand their daughter stops seeing her lover. But their efforts are to no avail and, when Dora’s affair leads to a more serious situation, everyone has to reassess the limits of their relationship to each other, and reconsider such topics as self-determination, trust and jealousy. [Cineeuropa]

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