CINEMA

December is a key month in the Oscar race and this will be noticeable in the film releases.

El Lodo

Running time: 2h 11 min

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Harris Dickinson, Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

A severe drought punishes the vast extensions of rice fields in the Spanish Levante. Ricardo, a prestigious biologist, after traveling around the world, has the opportunity to return to his roots to fulfill a mission, to protect the natural place where he lived as a child. The measures he must take will radically confront him with the locals, who see their way of life and subsistence under attack, a confrontation that will have unexpected consequences.

Premiere 2021 december

The King’s Man

Running time: 2h – 11 min

Director: Matthew Vaughn

Cast: Harris Dickinson, Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

As a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them.

Premiere 2021 december

The French Dispatc

Running time: 108 min.

Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright,….

A love letter to journalists set at an outpost of an American newspaper in 20th century Paris and centers on three storylines.

Canne film festival award 2021

Halloween Kills

Running time: 105 min.

Director: Wes Anderson

Cast: Benicio del Toro, Frances McDormand, Jeffrey Wright,….

The Halloween night when Michael Myers returned isn’t over yet. Minutes after Laurie Strode, her daughter Karen and granddaughter Allyson left masked monster Michael Myers caged and burning in Laurie’s basement, Laurie is rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, believing she finally killed her lifelong tormentor. But when Michael manages to free himself from Laurie’s trap, his ritual bloodbath resumes. As Laurie fights her pain and prepares to defend herself against him, she inspires all of Haddonfield to rise up against their unstoppable monster.

Venecia film festival award 2021

Supernova

Running time: 93 min.

Director: Harry Macqueen

Cast: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci, James Dreyfus,…

It is deep Autumn and Sam and Tusker, partners of twenty years, are on holiday. Sam is a pianist. Tusker is a writer. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.

San Sebastian Festival Award 2020

Prey

A trip to the countryside turns into a desperate fight for survival for five friends on the run from a mysterious shooter. During his bachelor party weekend, Roman, his brother Albert and their friends go hiking in a wooded area. When they hear gunshots nearby, they assume they are hunters… but soon end up fleeing in desperation: they have become the prey of a mysterious shooter.

Kate

Kate is a meticulous assassin with unmatched skills that make her the perfect weapon and always performs at her best. But when she bizarrely botches a mission against a yakuza member in Tokyo, she quickly discovers she’s been poisoned, resulting in a painfully slow execution that leaves her less than 24 hours to exact revenge on the culprits. As her body deteriorates by leaps and bounds, Kate forges an unexpected bond with the teenage daughter of one of her victims. Kate’ is the story of a murderess consumed by rage who sets herself one last, very personal misión. 

El Justiciero 2

Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) returns, the veteran ex-government agent who decides to continue fighting on his own against criminals, kidnappers or any kind of extortionist, no matter how risky they may be. Criminals murder Susan Plummer, Robert McCall’s best friend and former co-worker. From that moment on, there is only one obsession in Robert’s mind: to eliminate the gang of elite assassins who have destroyed his life.

Beckett

While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.

Sweet Girl

Devoted family man Ray Cooper, vows justice against the pharmaceutical company responsible for pulling a potentially life-saving drug from the market just before his wife (Adria Arjona) dies from cancer. But when his search for the truth leads to a deadly encounter that puts Ray and his daughter Rachel (Isabela Merced) in harm’s way, Ray’s mission turns into a quest for vengeance in order to protect the only family he has left. SWEET GIRL is directed by Brian Andrew Mendoza and stars Justin Bartha, Amy Brenneman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Raza Jaffrey, Lex Scott Davis and Michael Raymond-James.

The Queen’s Gambit

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy)  discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

Bodyguard 

Set in and around the corridors of power, Bodyguard tells the fictional story of David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic, but volatile war veteran now working as a Specialist Protection Officer for the Royalty and Specialist Branch (RasP) of London’s Metropolitan Police Service. When he is assigned to protect the ambitious and powerful Home Secretary Julia Montague (Keeley Hawes), Budd finds himself torn between his duty and his beliefs. Responsible for her safety, could he become her biggest threat?

La isla mínima

Two girls have disappeared in the Guadalquivir marshes. The police are desperately looking for a serial killer. There can be no more victims.

Malasaña 32

The excitement of moving to a new house in Madrid turns into a nightmare when an evil spirit begins to haunt the Olmedo family. Based on true events.

There is already talk of a sequel to “Cruella”

Running time: 134 min.

Genre: Thriller, Comedia

Director: Craig Gillespie

Cast: Emma Stone y Emma Thompson

Following its release last Friday both in theaters and on Disney+ Premier Access, “Cruella,” the most recent live-action film, has received a good response from critics and audiences alike, mainly thanks to the costume design, soundtrack, direction and the performances of Emma Stone and Emma Thompson in the film.

Cruella de Vil… We knew her as the villain of “101 Dalmatians”, and now with “Cruella” she tells us her story from the beginning. And maybe she wasn’t as bad as we thought.

Nomadland (3 Oscars)

Oscars: Dirección, película y actriz protagonista

Directora: Chloé Zhao

Available on: cines y desde el 30 de abril en Disney+

The Father (2 Oscars)

Oscars: Actor protagonista y guion adaptado

Director: Florian Zeller

Available oncines

 

Mank (2 Oscars)

Oscars: Diseño de producción y fotografía

Director: David Fincher

Available on: Netflix

 

Judas and black messiah (2 Oscars)

Oscars: Actor de reparto y canción

Director: Shaka King

Available on: Apple ¡Tunes, Rakuten TV, Google Play y Microsoft

 

 

 

Mother of Blues (2 Oscars)

Oscars: Vestuario y maquillaje y peluquería

Director: George C. Wolfe

Available on: Netflix

 

Sound of Metal (2 Oscars)

Oscars: Montaje y sonido

Director: George C. Wolfe

Available on: Netflix

 

Soul (2 Oscars)

Oscars: Película de animación y banda sonora

Director: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers

Available on: Disney+, Rakuten TV, Microsoft, Google Play

Red carpet for the 2021 Oscar Awards

The favorite film with 10 nominations is “Mank” (A re-evaluation of Hollywood in the 1930s through the biting perspective of Herman J. Mankiewicz, screenwriter, social critic and alcoholic, as he rushes to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane for Orson Welles) nominations for best film, directing, leading actor and supporting actress.

With 6 nominations come other titles such as: “Nomadland”, “Minari. Story of My Family”, “The Father”, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Sound of Metal”.

Netflix surprises with a total of 35 nominations. “Mank” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” are its two big bets.

The 2021 Golden Glober

The 2021 Golden Globes already have their nominees: films such as “Nomadland”, “Mank” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and series such as “The Crown”, “Lovecraft Country” and “Ted Lasso” stand out.

At the moment, there are two awards that we already have clear: the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures will go to Jane Fonda, while the Carol Burnett Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television has gone to Norman Lear.

This 78th edition of the Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who will do so for the first time telematically, as will all the guests.

Nominees for the 35th edition of the Goya Awards

The films with the most nominations were Adú with thirteen; Akelarre and Las niñas with nine; La boda de Rosa with eight; Black Beach with six; Ane and Sentimental with five; and El inconveniente, Historias lamentables, Los europeos, No matarás and Explota explota with three.

 

A total of 155 films released in our country between January 1 and December 31, 2020 were eligible for the 35th edition of the Goya Awards. Of these 155 productions, 82 are fiction, 72 are documentaries and 1 is animation. Also competing this year are 56 European films, 16 Ibero-American films and 35 short films, 15 fiction, 10 documentaries and 10 animated films.

Of the 155 stories nominated for the 35th edition of these awards, 57 are first works. As for the screenplays, 127 are original and 23 are adapted.

Fuente: www.elseptimoarte.net

The Father

Running time: 97 min.
Genre: Drama
Director: Florian Zeller
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Imogen Poots, Rufus Sewell

Almost 80, mischievous, caustic, and defiantly living alone, Anthony rejects each and every hired caretaker that his daughter, Anne, lovingly introduces. Anne is desperate for help. She can’t make daily visits anymore, and Anthony’s grip on reality is unraveling. Given the ebb and flow of his memory, how much of his own identity and past can he cling to? Anne grieves the loss of her father as he lives and breathes before her—but doesn’t she have the right to live her own life?

Madame Curie

Running time: 95 min.
Genre: Drama / Biográfico
Premiere: 04/12/20
Director: Marie Noëlle
Cast: Karolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthater, Charles Berling, Iza Kuna

The most turbulent years in the life of a genius woman: between 1905, when Marie Curie (Karolina Gruszka) comes with her husband Pierre Curie (Charles Berling) to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of radioactivity, and 1911, when she receives her second Nobel Prize, after challenging France’s male-dominated academic establishment both as a scientist and a woman.

James Bond contra Goldfinger

    Director: Guy Hamilton

    Cast: Sean Connery,  Honor Blackman, Gert Fröbe

Marnie, la ladrona

    Director: Alfred Hitchcock

    Cast: Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery, Diane Baker

La ofensa

    Director: Sidney Lumet

    Cast: Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Vivien Merchant

Zardoz

    Director: John Boorman

    Cast: Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestelman

El hombre que pudo reinar

    Director: John Huston

    Cast: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer


Robin y Marian

    Director: Richard Lester

    Cast: Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw

Atmósfera Cero (Outland)

    Director: Peter Hyams

    Cast: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen

El nombre de la rosa

    Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

    Cast: Sean Connery, Christian Slater, F. Murray Abraham

Los intocables de Eliot Ness

    Director: Brian De Palma

    Cast: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Andy Garcia

Indiana Jones y la última cruzada

    Director: Steven Spielberg

    Cast: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, , Alison Doody, Denholm

La caza del octubre rojo

    Director: John McTiernan

    Cast: Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Sam Neill, Scott Glenn

Sol naciente

    Director: Philip Kaufman

    Cast: Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Harvey Keitel

La Roca

    Director: Michael Bay

    Cast: Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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Beginning

Running time: 130 min.
Genre: Drama
Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili
Premiere: San Sebastian Film Festival 2020


In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yana’s inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of her desires.

Urubú

Running time: 90 min.
Genre: Thriller
Premiere: 09/18/20
Director: Alejandro Ibáñez
Cast: Carlos Urrutia, Clarice Alves, José Carabias, Alejandro Ibáñez, Jullie D'Arrigo

Tomas, a photographer and ornithologist in his off-hours, tries to relaunch his career and drag his family into the Amazon jungle in search of the albino urubù, a strange bird with no record in the wild. The disappearance of his daughter turns the trip into a terrible nightmare.

The interpreter

Running time: 113 min.
Genre: Drama
Primiere: 09/18/20
Director: Martin Sulik
Cast: Peter Simonischek, Jiri Menzel, Zuzana Mauréy, Anna Rakovská, Anikó Varga, Karol Simon, Judita Hansman, Attila Mokos

The film centers on 80-year-old Ali Ungar, who comes across a bollk by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realizes his parents were executed y him, and sets out to take revenge, but finds instead the SS officer's 70-year-old son, Georg, a retired teacher.

L'Ofrena

Duración: 90 min.
Género: Drama
Estreno: 18/09/20
Director: Ventura Durall
Reparto: Verónica Echegui, Álex Brendemühl, Anna Alarcón, Pablo Molinero, Claudia Riera, Mónica Van Campen, Antonio Buil, Laura Weissmahr, Rosana Espinós, Jaime Linares, Josh Climent, Valèria Endrino, Aran Salazar

Jan, mysterious and marked by a profound sense of guilt, tries to win back the love of Violeta by means of a complex and perverse plan, 20 years after the events that led to their separation.