Money Monster: Not Just Hollywood Propaganda

Hollywood Cinema Reviews, Reviews

As you may have noticed if you have been checking Even More Cinema every now and then, I am not the best at posting content super often, especially if I’m studying because, as much as I like writing about movies, one needs to have priorities and writing a post is probably not going to change my life, whereas working on a college paper is, at least, going to make me pass. Why am I even telling you this? Why do you care? Because I believe that talking about Money Monster is worth my time and energy. Because it is not just another Hollywood movie that, no surprise, has been trashed by the critics (especially American critics) and that has performed so bad at the box office people are just making fun of it. I’m not going to say that the movie is fantastic, because it’s not, but it is way better than the public opinion has made you believe…because after all, how many of you have you seen it and how many of you have just been discouraged by the reviews and the general buzz?

Happy Meryl Streep Day!

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As some of you may know, my passion for cinema began with Meryl Streep. Not only is she my favorite actress in the whole world (like many other people out there), she is also one of the people who have inspired me the most in my entire life (and as a bonus, I’ve met her twice). Today, May 27 (actually, as I write this it’s not May 27 anymore in most parts of Europe, but it is in Los Angeles), is Meryl Streep Day! How many actors do you know have their own official day? But, of course, Meryl is not like most actors… she’s Meryl Streep!

To celebrate Meryl Streep Day, I’m going to choose 100 facts about Meryl Streep everyone should know (I have to admit, listing only 100 was extremely difficult and I’ve left so many things out)!

We Need to Talk About Kevin

Independent Cinema, Reviews

Following my recently discovered passionate love for Tilda Swinton (after seeing A Bigger Splash), last week I decided to watch one of the films that was on top of my bucket list, We Need to Talk Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011).

I was familiar with it due to my obsession for awards show and the fact that despite being up for all the other awards, Tilda Swinton “lost” her Academy Awards nomination to Rooney Mara (for her performance in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). But, to be honest, I wasn’t too familiar with the film’s plot, except for the brief logline on Netflix (if you are interested in the film, you can find it on Netflix US, and probably in other countries). I have to admit, I am glad I didn’t know much about the film, and, to make sure I do not spoil it for you, at least not too much, I will copy the brief synopsis from Netflix: When her 15-year-old son’s cruel streak erupts into violence, his mother wonders how much blame she deserves for his actions.

A Bigger Splash: Desire, Violence and Silence

European Films, Independent Cinema, Reviews

I have always complained about the fact I sometimes obsess over a film so much that the actual feature is never able to compare to my ideal conception of it. It just makes me miserable and I think about it over and over again. Well, for once, this didn’t actually happen with A Bigger Splash, the new film directed by Italian director Luca Guadagnino, starring Tilda Swinton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson.

National Gallery, la mirada de Frederick Wiseman

Independent Cinema, Reviews

Este mes de mayo, la Filmoteca de Catalunya presenta un ciclo dedicado al cineasta Frederick Wiseman, con la muestra de su primera obra, la controvertida Titicut Follies, entre otras. Wiseman estará presente el martes 3 de mayo a las 20:30h para introducir Law and Order, obra de 1969 que muestra el día a día de la policía de Kansas City. La muestra tendrá lugar del 3 al 21 de mayo, toda la información está disponible AQUÍ.  Además, Wiseman recibirá el próximo tres de mayo el título de Doctor Honoris Causa por la Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

Por este motivo, mi artículo de hoy se centra en National Gallery (2014), una ventana a una de las más grandes instituciones en el mundo del arte.