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August movies and series

August movies and series : what’s new ?

This week : August movies and series, what to watch ?

Every Wednesday, on the bilingual Movieintheair blog, I choose for you the best of national and international audiovisual news.

Here are the latest news in cinema, series to bingewatch, films on television and on your platforms and news about the festivals.

This week, I would like to focus on one sad piece of news : The end of the channel France Ô as from August 23rd, decided to cut expenses. 125 personnalities are protesting against it and there is as well a petition on line

Introduction

To watch on Youtube, the last short movie directed by David Lynch

August movies and series

 

1. AUGUST IN YOUR MOVIE THEATERS

films et séries

 

Still on screen:

Il Campione

Il Campione

I had the chance to watch this movie before its release and which you will find the review here.

This is a must see movie during the holidays, a movie about friendship, paternity and passion.

 

 

The nurse, by Koji Fukada

 

As from August 12th 

The Crossing,by Bai Xue

 

Lil Buck Real Swan, by Louie Wallecan

 

Voir le jour, by Marion Laine

 

Light of my life, by Casey Affleck

 

The perfect candidate, by Haifaa al-Mansour

 

And before Tenet on August 26th, Inception

 

Mignonnes, as from August 19th

Critique (France Info)

 

Never rarely sometimes always, by Eliza Hittman, Grand Prix of the Jury in La Berlinale 2020, as from August 19th

 

2. REVIEWS

THE RED TURTLE

ANIMATION

2016

 

I really love this movie. If you missed it, I recommend it. This film is full of poetry and is beautiful.

Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit, The Red Turtle takes place on a tropical island. A shipwrecked man goes fishing and meets a red turtle…

According to Geneviève Merlin‘s eponymous book, the story started from the drawings before the story was written – scripted by Pascale Ferran.

The themes of nature, love, loneliness and filiation are addressed in this sumptuous film. And the director is close to Studios Ghibli (who co-produced it). The character of the shipwrecked man is inspired by Kurosawa’s films and was brought to life thanks to James Thierrée, grandson of Charles Chaplin.

Mystery envelops this animated film, it is universal. The music accompanies the film throughout, composed by Laurent Perez del Mar, member of the Oscar Academy.

 

 

HARRY BOSCH

SERIES (1 to 6)

 

Change of theme. If you love thrillers, jazz, Los Angeles, James Ellroy, then this series is for you.

Adapted from the novels written by Michael Connelly, Harry Bosh is a policeman with a painful past, passionate about jazz, impulsive and who has found a mission, to fix the harm and bring justice to the victims.

I had read the novels. I fell into this series and I haven’t been able to get out yet. The series is well put together, developed by Eric Overmayer (The Wire, Homicide...) for Prime Video. Titus Weliver is the lead actor and he plays so well the sadness and embodies so well his willing of justice that we could believe playing this part was meant to be.

You should watch it. The seventh and last season has been renewed in February of this year.

 

HOMECOMING

SERIES SEASON 2

 

If you’ve seen season one, you know what I’m talking about. You’ve become addicted. Homecoming is since Chernobyl or The Handmaid’s Tale, one of the best series of the year.

A psychological thriller, inspired by Gimlet Media Podcast, the series deals with the return of the military to their homes…
I won’t reveal anything more. This series catches you right from the start. Each episode lasts about thirty minutes and time flies. I had to wait for my daughters to watch the season 2 and I confess that it was very difficult.

Season 2 of Homecoming series is even better than the first one, it feels like a whole, like a novel in two volumes. If you’re still not convinced then there’s not much I can do for you. The star actress of the first season is Julia Robert and the second Janelle Monae.

Created by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg, already creators of the original podcast, Homecoming is a series directed by Sam Esmail, already creator and director of the series Robot  with Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody).

The direction is masterful, the music fits perfectly to the atmosphere of the scenes, sometimes a king of Hitchcock suspense. The first season’music was composed by Komeil S. Hosseini (composer of the score of The Favorite) and for the second one, Emile Mosseri composed the soundtrack.

Go for it !

 

3.GOOD TIPS FROM MOVIE PROFESSIONALS

 

Bob Fosse filmography

France Culture : Marlon Brando : L’île et le cinéma

Patrick Modiano et le cinéma

Dix acteurs de séries qui ont changé de physique pour un rôle.

René Clément à travers cinq films

Les meilleures adaptions au cinéma des romans de science-fiction

 

Point of view Tenet:No, Christopher Nolan, I Will Not Risk Dying to See “Tenet” | by Ethan Parker | incluvie | Aug, 2020

Where to start when developing a story? | by Scott Myers | Go Into The Story

Best Japanese Anime Films to Watch | by Lauren Massuda | incluvie | Medium

 

4. YOUR EVENING TV PROGRAMS

 

Wednesday 12

Arte: Youth , le chef d’oeuvre de Paolo Sorrentino: avec Michael Caine et Harvey Keitel
France 4 : Les Compères

Thursday 13

TCM: Dans la vallée d’Elah
W9: Les femmes du sixième étage
Arte: The Killing (série)
France Ô: Un documentaire sur la vanille Bourbon

Friday 14

Paramount : La Cité des Dangers
Arte: Le Fils perdu, suivi d’un documentaire sur Patrick Swayze
France 5 : Les Routes de l’Impossible

Saturday 15

TCM: You got an email
RTL9: Le médaillon
LCP: Naissance d’un géant: Jean Jaurès

Sunday 16

TF1: Momo
France 4 : L’As des As
TCM: Ocean’s Twelve
Canal+ : Gemini Man
LCP : Rembob ‘INA
C8: L’Auberge espagnole
Arte: 23h15: Arnold Schwarzenegger
TFX: Comme t’y es belle ! À voir !
De Lisa Azuelos, with the actress and director Valérie Benguigui, whom I loved very much and who died of a breast cancer, and with Michèle Laroque, Géraldine Nakache, and Aure Atika

Monday 17

TCM : La Tour Infernale
TMC: Inception
Canal+ : Mrs America

Arte : Des roses pour le procureur
TF1 Series: La vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert
6Ter : 48 Heures
Chérie 25: Vipère au poing

Tuesday 18

France 4 : Terre des Géants
Arte : Soirée spéciale guerre franco-prussienne

Wednesday 19

Arte: Cézanne et moi de Danièle Thompson
France 4 : Les Fugitifs

 

4. PLATFORMS

Arte

 

Movie

Des roses pour le procureur

 

Documentary

Patrick Swayze

Arctique – Le jour d’après

L’art du massage en Thaïlande

Brooklyn hommage à une culture autodidacte

Lena Marie ou le vrai visage de l’anorexie

Papouasie Occidentale

Canada: Les mille îles du Saint Laurent

California dreaming, un état de rêve

Arte fait son karaoké maison

Les Tempêtes solaires

Un an après l’Amazonie brûle encore

La Cinémathèque Française

On Henri, a free classic movie every day

 

August ‘s movies and series to watch

on  Netflix

 

Homemade (now): a series of short movies shot during the lockdown by great directors

 

Gunjan Saxena: the Kargil girl (today),by Sharan Sharma

 

 

Time Trap,as from Friday, by Ben Foster & Mark Dennis

 

 

Great Pretender, as from August 20th, series created by Kaburaki Hiro

 

Biohackers (series), as from August 20th, by Christian Ditter

 

 

August ‘s movies and series to watch

on 

Prime Video

 

 

Pass Over, movie by Spike Lee

 

When the road ends, documentary by Dylan Wickrama

 

Blow the man down, movie, by Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy

 

Pastafari, documentary by Michael Arthur

 

Devils : to know more about it

 

L’enlèvement, by Michael Winterbottom, with Dev Patel

 

Counterpart.  Series, created by Justin Marks, with J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), Olivia Williams (Maps to the stars) & Harry Llyod (great-great-great- grand-son of Charles Dickens, and who played in Games of Thrones)

The Third day (forecast for September), with Jude Law, Emily Watson, created by Dennis Kelly & Felix Barrett and directed by Marc Munden and Philippa Lowthorpe

 

VOD

The Farewell : review here

 

August ‘s movies and series to watch

on  

Canal+

 

Adults in the room, by the great director Costa Gavras

 

Les particules, by Blaise Harrison 

 

Tel Aviv on Fire by Sameh Zoabi

August movies and series

Review here

 

Series

August movies and series

Miracle Workers, by Simon Pitch, with Steve Buscemi, Daniel Radcliffe . Finally a great part for Steve Buscemi, the talented actor of Coen Brothers’ movies in God’s part.

 

Breeders, by Simon Blackwell and Chris Addison and Martin Freeman (in the leading part)

August movies and series

 

As from August 17th

Lovecraft Country, by Misha Green, adapted from eponymous novel written by Matt Ruff

 

Documentary

The lost islands of Pacific: with the marine ecologist Enric Sala

 

August ‘s movies and series

to watch on  

Disney+

August movies and series

 

MOANA, by Ron Clements & John Musker

 

HOWARD, by Don Hahn

 

4. MOVIE INDUSTRY’S NEWS

August movies and series

 

Disney will release Mulan on  Disney+ in the US.

A new short movie platform 

A silent movie resurrected after 100 years:  The First Degree », out in 1923, have been found well preserved according to the« The Independent ».

The future of movie industry (France Culture)

Damien Chazelle did a short movie with his iPhone

Yvan Attal is to direct “Choses humaines“, a new feature film produced by Curiosa Films and Films Sous Influence (source: Le Film Français)

A documentary about Robin Williams is to come out in September.

Elisabeth Moss in a new series, Shining girls,  forApple TV.

Raised by Wolves, new series directed by Ridley Scott, on HBOMax, on WarnerTV in 2020.

 

5. MOVIES’ INDUSTRY EVENTS

 

All the movie festivals at the Forum des Images

Programme

Brochure

 

Death of Pierre Viot, former  President of the Cannes Film Festival

 

Three movies supported by the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie selected in à Venice

 

80 Years of Bugs Bunny: Happy birthday !

 

 

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