Disney remains the undisputed leader of the box office, first dominating with superheroes and now with animation. This weekend the premiere with the most screens is Toy Story 4, but it doesn’t arrive alone.
The film menu also offers documentaries (What will you do when the world is on fire?), Mexican cinema (The Romantic Hairdresser), Action (Deadly Ecos) and Drama (Gloria Bell).
Which one do you want?
What are you going to do when the world is on fire? (What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?, 2019)
Address: Roberto Minervini
Synopsis: In the summer of 2017, a series of brutal murders of young African-Americans at the hands of the police sparks in the United States. This fact was the starting point for director Roberto Minervini, in his most recent documentary, to explore the stories of several people: two brothers supported by a single mother who does what she can, the manager of a historic bar on the brink of bankruptcy , and the Black Panthers, who are preparing a large-scale protest against police brutality. The result is an intimate portrait of the struggle of a community living in a country marked by racism.
The review: “The documentary shows four stories that have been made in New Orleans and Mississippi, emphasizing the protest of a group of Black Panthers seeking justice for the murder of a member of their community at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan and that of a couple of brothers who lived in a neighborhood beset by violence. Although it sometimes becomes monotonous and somewhat repetitive, Minervini uses these shortcomings to reinforce ethnic minority discourse to counteract the effects of a powerful media and political apparatus that seeks to minimize his incendiary struggle.”
The Romantic Hairdresser (2016)
Address: Ivan Avila Dueñas
They star: Antonio Salinas, Brenda Castro, Carlos Valencia, Sara Juárez, Fernando Bezerra, Germán Betancourt, Abraham Jurado
Synopsis: Victor has always lived with his mother, listening to boleros, watching on television the films of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Upon her death, he discovers himself, in a routine where flirting with a young waitress and reunion with an old girlfriend, do not satisfy him. Suddenly, unexpectedly, his father appears in his life, revealing his paternal origins and the possibility of knowing other lares.
Deadly Echoes (I Still See You, 2019)
Address: Scott Speer
They star: Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney, Richard Harmon, Louis Herthum
Synopsis: A cataclysm called “The Event” breaks down the barriers between our world and the next has left “Remnants”: ghosts of the dead that become part of everyday life. After 9 years of quiet coexistence with the living, a Remnant threatens Ronnie, pushing her on a mission that will change the course of her life forever.
Hotel Mumbai: The Bombing (Hotel Mumbai, 2019)
Address: Anthony Maras
They star: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey
Synopsis: An exciting story about humanity and heroism, Hotel Mumbai vividly tells the siege of 2008 to the Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the hotel staff are renowned chef Hemant Oberoi and a waiter who choose to risk their lives to protect guests, as the situation moves forward, a desperate couple is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn son.
Address: Josh Cooley
Synopsis: Woody has always been clear about his work in the world, and what his priority is: to take care of his owner, whether it’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds Forky, a shiny new toy to her room, she starts a new adventure that will help old and new friends teach Woody how big the world can be for a toy.
Address: Sebastian Lelio
Starring: Michael Cera, Julianne Moore, Sean Astin
Synopsis: Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorced woman who spends her days in a strict office and her nights on the club dance floor near Los Angeles, where she lets her hair down. Upon meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself entangled in an unexpected new romance, filled with the joy of flourishing love and the complications of identity, family and dating. From Sebastian Lelio, the Academy Award-winning director, comes this sophisticated romantic comedy that shows that love can stick at any age, that relationships are never simple and that nothing can take you apart, as long as you keep dancing.
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