ponedeljek, 29. avgust 2016

Xin mi gong (2014)




Slo naslov: - 
Angleški naslov: The Coffin in the Mountain
Država: Kitajska
Leto: 2014
Dolžina: 119',  Imdb
Žanri: Misterij, Drama   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Yukun Xin
Scenarij: Yuanliang Feng, Nifan Lu
Igrajo: Weimin Huo, Xiaotian Wang, Yun Luo, Yuzen Yang, Li Sun

[ENG]


A charred corpse found atop the mountain of a remote Chinese village ties together three interlocking, time-hopping stories about the moral ambiguity and mortal fears inherent in humanity. In the first, young Zongyao (Xiaotian Wang) has returned to the village of his upbringing for a short visit, and after butting heads with his stern father Xio Weiguo (Weimin Huo) finds solace in an old lover. Claiming she is pregnant, their elation is short-lived after Zongyao accidentally kills a local thug. The two flee to a nearby city, but a guilt-ridden Zongyao considers confessing to his crime. In the second story, Baoshan (Shengjie Shao ) and Liqin (Li Sun), who are carrying on an adulterous affair, conspire to murder Liqin’s abusive husband, only to learn that somebody may have already taken care of him. But is the body in the woods her husband, or a case of mistaken identity? In the final story, Xio Weiguo must pick up the pieces of his shattered village, leading to decisions that could irrevocably compromise his moral compass and his family forever. As these anecdotes collide into each other, the village emerges as a microcosm of our mad society.


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nedelja, 28. avgust 2016

Er ist wieder da (2015)



Slo naslov: - 
Angleški naslov: Look Who’s Back
Država: Nemčija
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 116',  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija  
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: David Wnendt
Scenarij: David Wnendt, Mizzi Meyer
Igrajo: Oliver Masucci, Fabian Busch, Christoph Maria Herbst, Katja Riemann, Franziska Wulf, Lars Rudolph, Michael Kessler


[ENG]


Adolf Hitler wakes up in a vacant lot in Berlin, with no knowledge of anything that happened after 1945. Homeless and destitute. Although everyone recognizes him, nobody believes that he is Hitler; instead, they think he is either a comedian, or a method actor.

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Before you start sending me hate mail, I suggest you try seeing this odd and incredibly offensive film for yourself. While it clearly is wrong on one level...it manages to actually have some incredible political and social commentary...making it clever and a sad indictment of the culture and the media. The film's contention, amazingly, is that he'd probably fit in just fine if such a thing actually did happen! What an unusual and compelling movie...and one that just debuted on Netflix this month. Clearly, you ain't seen nothin' until you've seen this one! (Martin Hafer, iNFLUX Magazine)


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sobota, 27. avgust 2016

The Boy (2015)



Slo naslov: - 
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 110',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Grozljivka, Triler   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Craig William Macneill
Scenarij:  Craig William Macneill, Clay McLeod Chapman (knjiga)
Igrajo: David Morse, Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage, Mike Vogel, Zuleikha Robinson, Aiden Lovekamp

[ENG]


It’s the summer of 1989. 9-year-old Ted Henley (Jared Breeze) and his father John (David Morse) are the proprietors of The Mt. Vista Motel, a crumbling resort buried in the mountains of the American West. Since Ted's mother left, John has drifted into despondency—leaving Ted to fend for himself. In this isolation, unchecked by the bounds of parenting, Ted’s darker impulses begin to manifest. The arrival of a mysterious drifter, William Colby (Rainn Wilson), captivates young Ted and the two form a unique friendship - setting the stage for Ted’s final, unnerving metamorphosis. THE BOY is a chilling, intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death. [SXSW]


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The film’s biggest flaw is that there’s never any doubt about where Ted is going  to end up. The Boy is the first installment in a planned trilogy, a warped coming-of-age tale about a fledgling sociopath, and the question isn’t if Ted is going to snap — it’s when. As a result, the film feels overly long, and while lingering shots of the mountain scenery do help convey the isolation of the deserted motel, too many of them feel repetitive. (Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly)

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četrtek, 25. avgust 2016

The Nice Guys (2016)



Slo naslov: Prava fanta
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 116',  Imdb
Žanri: Akcija, Komedija, Krimi   
Režija: Shane Black
Scenarij: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi
Igrajo: Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Ty Simpkins, Keith David 

[SLO]


Los Angeles, 1977. Sloviti znak »HOLLYWOOD« vztrajno propada. Ljudje se namesto pred kinematografi drenjajo v vrstah za gorivo. Blišč filmske meke prekriva debela odeja smoga. Ujeta v oranžno meglico se odvijajo na videz ločena, pa vendar prepletena skrivnostna dogajanja okoli izginulega dekleta, smrti pornografske zvezdnice in zarote v visokih poslovnih krogih… 

Na žalost je primer pristal v roke nesrečnega zasebnega detektiva in njegovega klienta – pravzaprav partnerja, ki se mu je bil predstavil tako, da mu je zlomil roko, hkrati pa mu postavil diagnozo: zasebni detektiv Holland March (Ryan Gosling), ki mu zadnje čase sreča v življenju in poslu ni najbolj naklonjena, in najeti izterjevalec Jackson Healy (oskarjevec Russell Crowe) nepričakovano postaneta partnerja. Skupaj morata najti izginulo dekle, za katero se zdi, da ima na hrbtu izrisano tarčo. Je morda njen primer povezan z nasilno smrtjo pornografske zvezdnice, ki je umrla v prometni nesreči? Med preiskavo March in Healy razkrivata šokantno zaroto, ki sega vse do najvišjih vrhov oblasti – in ki ju utegne stati življenji, saj dobesedno vsak, ki se zaplete v primer, konča pod rušo…  [Cineplexx]

[ENG]


Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. [Imdb]

[RT Critics Consensus]


The Nice Guys hearkens back to the buddy comedies of a bygone era while adding something extra courtesy of a knowing script and the irresistible chemistry of its leads.

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sreda, 24. avgust 2016

Zurich (2015)



Slo naslov: - 
Država: Nemčija, Nizozemska, Belgija
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 89' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Drama   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Sacha Polak
Scenarij: Helena van der Meulen
Igrajo: Wende Snijders, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Barry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier; Aaron Roggeman

[ENG]


ZURICH is a road movie about Nina, who discovers after the death of her great love, truck driver Boris, he led a double life. Struggling with her feelings she comes to an almost unforgivable deed, and flees. She submerges into the truckers scene - not capable to express herself.


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An arrestingly broken-backed story structure offers more surprises than the story itself in “Zurich,” Dutch helmer Sacha Polak’s grim but glisteningly crafted sophomore feature. Confirming the promise of her remarkable 2012 debut, “Hemel,” without quite advancing upon it, this bisected study of a young woman cast adrift — physically and psychologically — by personal tragedy unfurls its tale of woe in furtively nonlinear fashion, but it shouldn’t take viewers long to surmise the root of her trauma. Still, Polak’s formal nerve and frankly feminine perspective just about retrieve this Berlinale Forum selection from the realm of artsy miserablism. (Guy Lodge, Variety)

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torek, 23. avgust 2016

Vinyl (2016)

Photo: HBO


Slo naslov: Vinil 
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2016
Dolžina: 10 x 60',  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Glasbeni   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Martin Scorsese, Allen Coulter, Nicole Kassell...
Zgodba: Rich Cohen, Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter
Igrajo: Bobby Cannavale, Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, Juno Temple, P.J. Byrne, Andrew Dice Clay, Jack Quaid, James Jagger, J.C. MacKenzie, Paul Ben-Victor, Bo Dietl

[SLO]


Zgodba, ki se v 70. letih odvija v New Yorku, spremlja z mamili in seksom prepojeno glasbeno industrijo v zgodnjih letih panka, diska in hiphopa – skozi oči predsednika glasbene založbe (Bobby Cannavale), ki skuša rešiti svoje podjetje.

Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) je strasten ljubitelj glasbe in ima odličen občutek za odkrivanje novih talentov, vendar je njegova založba American Century Records tik pred prodajo. Neki prelomni dogodek v njem vnovič obudi ljubezen do glasbe, vendar ima obenem poguben vpliv na njegovo zasebno življenje. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger in Terence Winter prinašajo zgodbo, ki se odvija v sedemdesetih letih v New Yorku ter spremlja z mamili in seksom prepojeno glasbeno industrijo v zgodnjih letih panka, diska in hiphopa – kakor to skozi svoje oči vidi predsednik glasbene založbe, ki skuša rešiti svoje podjetje ter lastno dušo, ne da bi pri tem uničil vsakogar na svoji poti. 1. del: Piše se leto 1973 v New Yorku. Skupaj s poslovnimi partnerji je Richie Finestra, predsednik glasbene založbe American Century Records, tik pred prodajo podjetja v težavah nemškemu Polygramu, kot del dogovora pri pogodbi o distribuciji s skupino Led Zeppelin. Po nelagodnem srečanju z Robertom Plantom postane jasno, da so načrti glede prodaje račun brez krčmarja. [HBO Adria]

[ENG]


Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Additional series regulars include Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor. Scorsese, Jagger and Winter executive produce along with Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras. Winter serves as showrunner. [HBO]


Set in the early/mid-1970s, the life and times of a record executive, Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale). His record company, American Century, has fallen on hard times and he is busy negotiating its sale to Polygram Records. We see how he started in the industry, the start of his company, its ups and downs, the casualties of his progress and what rock music means to him. Meanwhile, he is also an accessory to a murder. [Imdb]

[RT Critics Consensus]


Vinyl doesn't always keep the beat, dramatically speaking, but overall, it capably honors the rock pioneers of the '70s with absorbing stories, a spot-on soundtrack, and rich period detail.



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ponedeljek, 22. avgust 2016

Truman (2015)



Slo naslov: - 
Država: Španija, Argentina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 108' ,  Imdb
Žanri: Drama, Komedija   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Cesc Gay
Scenarij: Tomàs Aragay, Cesc Gay
Igrajo: Ricardo Darin, Javier Camara, Dolores Fonzi, Eduard Fernandez, Alex Brendemuhl, Pedro Casablanc

[ENG]


Childhood friends Julián (Ricardo Darín) and Tomás (Javier Cámara) were once inseparable. Eventually, the two have lost sight of their friendship. While the divorced Julián remained in Spain where he has lived through the highs and lows of an acting career, the teacher Tomás emigrated to Canada, where he has built up a peaceful existence together with his job, his wife and his children. After a reunion one day in Madrid, their friendship survived once again, as if it had never fallen asleep. Together the two spend a few wonderful days in the city full of nostalgic memories and unforgettable experiences -knowing that this will probably be their last reunion because Julián has been diagnosed terminally ill with cancer.

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Call it a comedy of melancholy, and you won’t be far off the mark. “Truman,” Spanish filmmaker Cesc Gay’s wise, wistful and well-observed film about two friends enjoying a final reunion in the shadow of impending death, is by turns amusing and affecting — and quite often both at once — as it focuses on a middle-aged actor’s efforts to put his affairs in order before he faces the final curtain. It should travel far beyond the fest circuit, and find receptive audiences wherever and however it is shown, for it speaks, gently yet directly, in a universal language. 
[Joe Leydon, Variety]

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nedelja, 21. avgust 2016

Nae-bu-ja-deul (2015)



Slo naslov:
Angleški naslov: Inside Men
Država: J. Koreja
Leto: 2015 
Dolžina: 180' (Director's Cut),  Imdb
Žanri: Krimi, Drama, Triler   
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Woo Min-Ho
Scenarij: Woo Min-Ho, Yoon Tae-Ho (strip)
Igrajo: Lee Byung-Hun, Cho Seung-Woo, Baek Yoon-Sik, Lee Kyoung-Young, Jo Jae-Yun

[ENG]


Lee Kang-hee is an editorialist of a influential newspaper in South Korea. With the power of the press, he makes the congressman Jang Pil-woo to one of the candidates of the next presidential election. That is the result of a secret deal between Lee and Ahn Sang-goo, a political henchman of Jang Pil-woo. But Ahn makes an almost fatal error, when he gets caught pocketing the record on the Jang's slush fund. The prosecutor Woo Jang-hoon is about to investigate and becomes absolutely determined, because the case would help him making big steps in his career. Ahn gets in real trouble, when he gets dropped by Jang and should have been killed, but is able to flee. Now a bitter war starts between one who is lusting for power, the one who wants vengeance and the one who is eager for success.


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After Man of Vendetta (2010) and his unfortunate sophomore effort The Spies (2012), director Woo Min-ho proves that he has a lot more to offer in this latest effort, gifting us a film that is confident in its execution and sharp in its writing. The third act, while satisfying, doesn't quite live up to the socio-political gambit he begins his tale with, but Inside Men remains rock solid entertainment.
[Pierce Conran, ScreenAnarchy]


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petek, 19. avgust 2016

Mr. Kaplan (2014)




Slo naslov: - 
Država: Španija, Urugvaj
Leto: 2014 
Dolžina: 98',  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija, Drama, Triler  
Slo recenzija: -
Režija: Álvaro Brechner
Scenarij: Álvaro Brechner 
Igrajo: Hector Noguera, Nestor Guzzini, Rolf Becker, Nidia Telles, Nuria Flo, Leonor Syarcas, Gustavo Saffores

[ENG]


After fleeing Europe for Uruguay during WWII, Jacob Kaplan built a quiet life. Now 76, he begins to question his worth. After learning of a mysterious German prowling the shores of a nearby beach, he becomes convinced that he's found a Nazi in hiding and plans to expose him. Expertly distilling a potent mixture of emotional depth and deadpan comedy, Mr. Kaplan is a vivacious meditation on family, aging, and the drive for significance. [Brock Pace]


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An aging retiree desperate for enduring relevance plots to kidnap a German cafe owner he thinks is a former Nazi in Alvaro Brechner’s good-natured foray into Yiddishkeit humor, “Mr. Kaplan.” Some will accuse the pic of pandering to the older Jewish crowd, and while it’s hard to argue with that assessment, Brechner’s sophomore feature boasts enjoyable leads alongside a plot as predictable as your Great-aunt Bella’s matzoh balls: What’s fluffy for some will seem gummy to others. [Jay Weissberg, Variety]

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četrtek, 18. avgust 2016

Maggie's Plan (2015)



Slo naslov: Maggie ima načrt
Država: ZDA
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 98',  Imdb
Žanri: Komedija, Drama, Romantični  
Slo recenzija: Mladina, RTV SLO MMC
Režija: Rebecca Miller
Scenarij: Rebecca Miller, Karen Rinaldi (zgodba)
Igrajo: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph

[SLO]

Via Kinodvor

Maggie je živahna in pragmatična tridesetletna Newyorčanka, ki preprosto nima sreče v ljubezni. Odloči se, da bo postala samska mati. Toda njen načrt se kaj hitro spremeni, ko nenadoma spozna Johna, profesorja antropologije, ki se trudi napisati svoj prvi roman. Maggie se v Johna na vrat na nos zaljubi. Toda John je nesrečno poročen z ambiciozno Georgette ...

Duhovita romantična komedija Rebecce Miller ponudi prisrčen in sofisticiran pogled na zamotano drobovje sodobnih ljubezenskih zvez.

iz prve roke


Vedno so me preplavili lepi občutki, če se je občinstvo ob mojih filmih smejalo. Povečini je šlo za drame, zdaj pa sem si mislila, da bi lahko prevesila tehtnico. Tudi v tem filmu je nekaj drame, a mnogo več je komedije. Starejša ko sem, več ko izkusim življenja, večjo potrebo čutim po humorju. Mislim, da komedijo močno potrebujemo. Biti sposoben smejati se samemu sebi in opazovati svet s humorjem je zelo hvaležen način življenja. Ko zorim kot oseba in umetnica, spoznavam, kako globoka je lahko komedija. Prepustila sem se svoji želji, da ljudi s filmom osrečim. /…/ Listala sem po raznih knjigah. Iskala sem nekaj, kar bi dišalo po New Yorku in bi bilo res smešno. Nato sem se seznanila s Karen [Rinaldi] in prebrala njeno zgodbo v zgodbi, ki je bila sijajna predloga za scenarij.
- Rebecca Miller

[ENG]


Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?

[RT Critics Consensus]


With a typically absorbing performance from Greta Gerwig leading the way, Maggie's Plan gives rom-com sensibilities a smart, subversive twist.


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