Category 2017

Journey’s End

A tense drama, Journey’s End (2017), follows the story of a group of British soldiers waiting for a massive German Offensive during the First World War, led by Stanhope, a troubled young man. Waiting is the name of the game in the Mont Saint-Quentin trenches where, in a few days, exhausted and resigned officers and enrolled men are trying to focus on the mission. The film focuses on three characters: the former lieutenant professor Osborne, who recently returned to the line to release another officer; Captain Stanhope, who, according to Osborne, is “the best commander of the troops”; and the second lieutenant, Raleigh, who demanded the transfer of Stanhope’s command because the two attended the same school. Stanhope is at the end of his powers in a situation without alternatives, still in command, but sustaining himself with alcohol. A group of equally tired troops ironizes over and over along the irritating expectation. Some jokes, others are in a traumatic shock. “Journey’s End” focuses on these soldiers and the incredible stress they are subjected to...

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On Chesil Beach

He Chesil Beach is a strong and profound drama that captures how rigid and different education provokes tensions among young people in England in the 1960s. Florence and Edward are a young honeymoon couple on the English seaside. Florence is a disciplined violinist who comes from a wealthy family full of pretensions. His father owns a factory, and her mother looks at Edward with superiority and comes from a modest family. However, Edward gives Florence a promise of freedom. He was raised in the countryside, in a more careless family, and found liberation in literature. The two lovers arrive at a guesthouse in Chesil Beach, ready to start their life together, but hopelessly, for the first night. The tension of consuming marriage increases, while flashbacks reveal the drastic differences between the two spouses. Linked to the social code of another era and probably sexually abused by her father, Florence is horrified by sexual intimacy. During a night, both reflect on their education and the perspective of their future...

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The Invisible Guardian

Ammaia Salazar, an investigator from Pamplona, receives from his boss the task of resolving a crime. A girl’s body had been found without clothes, on a river near Elizonto, the hometown of Amazonia, a rainy place surrounded by forests and full of old superstitions since the world. His marriage to James, an American sculptor, is about to end because of her desire to have a child, and although the thought of returning to his family is terrible, Ammaia has to confront the past and review with his aunt and sisters. But the case gets more complicated when more empty bodies are found in the forest...

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The Hippopotamus

Fired from his theater criticism, the poet left behind, Ted Wallace takes advantage of the opportunity to settle for a while at Swafford Hall, his countryman’s mansion. More unexplained miraculous healings have taken place recently, and Ted follows the author of these phenomena, the excited teenager David Logan, whose parents think he has hands that heal. Not knowing that David resorts to some rather unorthodox methods, Lord and Lady Logan are ready to share the “gift” of their son to the world. At the party where friends have invited, Ted aims to prove that miracles are a hoax and wants to save the young man from an embarrassing life...

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American Satan

American Satan follows the members of a rock band, half of England and half of the US, who dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles in hopes of realizing their dream of becoming superstars in the Sunset Strip. Living in a van, their passion and talent surpass the means of survival. An enigmatic stranger sees the real potential and manipulates them emotionally during a period of weakness, guaranteeing them through understanding, fame and wealth. Caught in the middle of a pact with the devil, their controversial music and controversy has come to influence society beyond everything that has seen this century...

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Brad’s Status

When a father accompanies his son for a tour of the East Coast universities, meeting an old friend makes him feel inferior about the choices of his life. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, where he lives with his cute wife Melanie and their talented son, Troy, but that’s not what he imagined during the glory days of college. By pointing his son to Boston’s surroundings, where he went to university, Brad can not help comparing his life with those of his four best friends in college: an important Hollywood character, an important investor, a successful entrepreneur, as well as a political expert and the best-selling author. As he imagines their rich and glamorous lives, he asks whether what is now is what ever will be...

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Ingrid Goes West

Ingrid, a media lover, moves to LA to infiltrate the private life of an Instagram star, Taylor...

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Mesteren

Simon is the king of the Danish art scene. He is successful and rich, has a beautiful wife and a young mistress. One day, his son, Casper, whom he never met, appears at his door. Casper, a famous street artist around the world, known as the Ghost, conquers all of Simon’s life. This provokes him and makes him very upset about Simon, and so there is a struggle between his father and his son with the brush and the paint tube...

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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

Ten years after the documentary “An Uncomfortable Truth” brought climate change to the forefront of media, former vice president Al Gore continued his relentless struggle to educate the next generation of climate champions...

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Small Town Crime

Mike Kendall is a cop, and in a night shift with his partner Burke, they are attacked by a drunk driver stopped in traffic. Burke’s shooting is killed and Mike’s bullets hit the trunk of a girl’s car. Now, after a year and a half, Mike is unemployed and colleagues do not want him back. His life is drooping, drowning his bitter drink, which he buys from his unemployment benefit. One day she finds on the side of the road a girl almost killed in battle, her clothes torn and full of blood. The civic spirit in him makes him take him to the hospital immediately, but the next day the girl dies. The grandfather of the girl, a man of state, decides to hire Mike as a private detective, to find his niece’s assassin and to be right...

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