What’s the Billboard?
We have a movie-laden weekend ahead of us. The billboard is renewed to include the new Jim Jarmusch (The Dead Don’t Die), a little fantasy (Border Creatures), a thriller (Brooklyn Orphans), something for the kids (Frozen 2), terror (The Mystery of the Lighthouse, The 3 of Hell) and, if you don’t want to wait to see the new Scorsese on their TV, this weekend they still catch up with the Irish in several theaters.
Which one do you want?
The Dead Don’t Die (2019)
Address: Jim Jarmusch
They star: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloé Sevigny
Synopsis: There’s something weird going on in the peaceful town of Centerville. Animals have begun to behave strangely. No one knows why and the news is disconcerting. Nevertheless, no one is able to foresee the biggest invasion that will soon begin to shake Centerville: the dead are no longer dead. They rise on their graves and savagely attack the living to devour them; and the locals, who so far believed they lived a peaceful life, are forced to fight to survive.
The review: «The greatest virtue of the film lies in criticizing itself, in questioning its intentions and, with that approach, offering a new way of approaching things «that have already been seen», something that simultaneously unites and separates this work from others from Jarmusch’s filmography as Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2001) or Only lovers survive (Only Lovers Left Alive, 2013).» Read on.
Border Creatures (Gruns, 2018)
Address: Ali Abbasi
They star: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jorgen Thorsson
Synopsis: Tina is a customs broker renowned for her efficiency and extraordinary sense of smell. It gives the impression of being able to smell an individual’s guilt. But when Vore, a seemingly suspicious man, walks past her, her abilities are tested for the first time. Tina knows Vore is hiding something, but she can’t identify what it is.
The review: «Successfully mixing Scandinavian folklore (if classic concepts of vampires are part of Let me in, here the same is true with certain beings from this mythology) with human sordidness (topics such as child pornography are relevant in the plot), Border is a fascinating, beautiful and also somewhat pirated tape about the discovery, acceptance and appreciation of oneself, in addition to the decision to do good overcoming a possible resentment.» Read on.
The Irishman (2019)
Address: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin
Synopsis: World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, con man and hitman remembers his involvement in the murder of Jimmy Hoffa. One of the great unsolved mysteries of the country: the disappearance of legendary trade unionist Jimmy Hoffa. A great journey through the murky ins and outs of organized crime: its internal mechanisms, rivalries and its connection to politics.
The review: «His greatest fear is not that of dying after a hail of bullets, but that his actions and pomp are forgotten. Scorsese details on screen how most people died – one bullet in the face, three in the chest, seven bullets crossed his body in a shootout, etc. – only to stress that these crimes currently mean little to us. Oblivion irretrievably caught up with them.» The review.
Brooklyn Orphans (Motherless Brooklyn, 2019)
Address: Edward Norton
Starring: Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin
Synopsis: Motherless Brooklyn follows Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lone private detective who lives with Tourette’s syndrome, who ventures out to solve the murder case of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). With just a few clues and motivated by his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels jealously guarded secrets that will put the fate of the entire city at stake.
Address: Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
Synopsis: This sequel will take Elsa, Anna and Olaf out of Arendelle. As she transcended, they would go out to look for her family’s origins and find out why Elsa is the ‘Ice Queen’.
The Mystery of the Lighthouse (The Vanishing, 2019)
Address: Kristoffer Nyholm
They star: Gerard Butler, Peter Mullan, Connor Swindells, Soren Malling
Synopsis: Based on a true story, on the mysterious Flanders Island, 20 miles off the Scottish coast, three lighthouse keepers begin their six-week shift. While Thomas, James and Donald begin their solitary, monotonous routines, something unexpected happens, an event that comes out of their control and could change their lives forever.
The 3 of Hell (3 From Hell, 2019)
Address: Rob Zombie
Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Kevin Jackson, Wade Williams, Sid Haig
Synopsis: Otis, Baby and Spaulding have somehow managed to survive a bullet storm. Their «satanic» recovery takes them directly to prison, from where they escape without too much trouble. Once you’re out, you’ll meet a fourth member, Foxy, who shares his peculiar virtues, and with whom they will once again unleash chaos wherever they pass. Sequel to The Devil’s Renegades.
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