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Justice and struggle

Pictures about struggle

This week, your films are about struggle.

On the bilingual Movieintheair blog, I do for you a press review every Wednesday and keep the best of national and international audiovisual news.

Your movies and series to watch this week

about struggle and The Oscars

to come during the night of next Sunday

 

 

YOUR WEEKLY NEWS:

 

 

  • Movieintheair predictions for the Oscars: (bold characters: my choice; and underlines: click to read the review)

 

Meilleur film – BEST PICTURE

Nomadland
Mank (NETFLIX)
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound Of Metal
Les Sept de Chicago (NETFLIX)


Meilleur réalisateur – BEST DIRECTOR
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)
David Fincher (Mank)
Thomas Vinterberg (Drunk)
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Meilleure actrice – BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Viola Davis (Le blues de Ma Rainey)
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces Of A Woman)
Andra Day (The United States vs Billie Holiday)

 

Meilleur acteur BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Chadwick Boseman (Le blues de Ma Rainey) (NETFLIX)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Riz Ahmed (Sound Of Metal)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Steven Yeun (Minari)

Meilleur scénario original – WRITING BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Les Sept de Chicago (NETFLIX)
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound Of Metal

Meilleure scénario adapté WRITING BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nomadland
The Father
Borat 2
One Night In Miami (AMAZON PRIME)
Le tigre blanc

Meilleur film d’animation – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Soul (DISNEY PLUS)
En avant
Shaun le mouton le film : la ferme contre-attaque
Le peuple loup
Voyage vers la lune

Meilleur film étranger BEST INTERNATIONAL PICTURE

Drunk
Better Days
Collective
L’homme qui a vendu sa peau
Quo Vadis, Aida ?

Meilleur documentaire – BEST DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher (NETFLIX)
Time

Meilleur second rôle féminin – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Han Ye-Ri (Minari)
Maria Bakalova (Borat 2)
Glenn Close (Une ode américaine) (NETFLIX)
OIivia Colman (The Father)
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Meilleur second rôle masculin – BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Sacha Baron Cohen (Les Sept de Chicago)(NETFLIX)
Leslie Odom JR. (One Night In Miami)
Paul Raci (Sound Of Metal)
Lakeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Meilleure musique – MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Soul
Minari
La mission (NETFLIX)
Da 5 Bloods (NETFLIX)
Mank

  • The International Cannes Film Festival will open with  Annette by Leo Carax with  Adam Driver et Marion Cotillard. Trailer

 

 

  • Downton Abbey 2 made official! The second movie will be released at Christmas 2021 with Dominic West, Nathalie Baye and Hugh Dancy

TRIBUTE

HELEN MCCRORY

 

 

MOVIES AND SERIES

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW

YOUR  FILMS

ABOUT STRUGGLE

 

 

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NOMADLAND

Directed by Chloé Zhao, based on the novel by Jessica Bruder

 

Synopsis

Fern has just lost her husband and her home. Despite the help offered to her by her family, she decides to live in a caravan and wanders through deserted areas, looking for work and solitude.

 

The film

This is the movie that will probably win the Oscars. At least, I hope so.

Because we are immersed in the soul of this woman, which is basically the soul of today’s America, the soul of those left behind, of those who have lost their jobs, or their loved ones, and often both.

In Western societies, everything is done to keep us in the same place.

In Nomadland, people, out of the system because of the economic or human difficulties they have encountered, choose not to live in houses but in caravans and travel sometimes together or alone.

Every year, they meet in the middle of the desert, and form a community of nomads, founded by a generous man who has also suffered his share of tragedy.

The heroine, Fern, (the immense Frances McDormand) is sad, nostalgic, courageous, generous. She does the most difficult, physical, thankless jobs (Amazon among others), is often cold, hungry but always shares what she has with her neighbors.

Social violence is everywhere and people struggle and live day by day..

The strength of this film lies precisely in the combination of the harshness of these lives, the solidarity of these communities with the solitude of the characters in total harmony with nature. And the desert is here a character in its own right.

The beauty of the landscapes, the colors, contrasts with the hardness of the faces, the jobs, and the lives of the characters. The pain of this woman seems to embrace it completely and she can not lock herself in a house.

 

Francis McDormand

 

You will remain for a long time impregnated with the look of Francis McDormand.

The director, Chloe Zhao, left China at the age of fifteen and her first films, Songs My Brothers Taught Me, and The Rider were selected at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015 and 2017. She lives in the United States where she is seen by the Chinese regime as a “traitor” to her country.

Chloe Zhao, won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and the Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Drama Film in 2021 for Nomadland and doubled that award at the Bafta (the equivalent of the English Oscars).

She is the second woman director to win this Golden Globe after Barbra Streisand for Yentl in 1984 and the first person of Asian origin to win a Golden Globe.

And she also won the Best Director award for Nomadland at the Satellite Awards.

Of all the films nominated this year, Nomadland is the one that undoubtedly deserves the Oscar for Best Picture.

See you next week for the verdict.

 

 

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MARE OF EASTTOWN

Directed by Craig Zobel, created by Brad Ingelsby 

 

Synopsis

 

Mare (Kate Winslet) is a detective in the small town of Easttown. She is a local hero because she helped win a basketball championship twenty years earlier. She is nicknamed Lady Hawk for this.

We realize that she is more a social worker than a detective in this city where social problems are multiple, whether it is drugs, alcoholism, access to contraception. We learn that a young girl, Katie Bailey, has been missing for a year and that her mother asks that the investigation be reopened.

A few days later, a murder occurs…

 

The series

 

This mini-series, of which only one episode is available for the moment on OCS and CANAL PLUS and AMAZON PRIME, plunges us into a very hard and cold atmosphere.

Here Kate Winslet plays an original part, no glamour but a depressive, alcoholic, unpleasant and hateful woman who, we seem to guess, struggles and has suffered the grief of a child.

We are immediately very taken by this series.

Once again, it is thanks to the main character, Mare, a complex woman, cynical and angry, yet full of humanity and with whom we identify.

Kate Winslet is once again prodigious and we can see that its director, Craig Zobel, is a regular in thrillers.

 

TO WATCH ON OCS, CANAL PLUS and AMAZON PRIME

 

 

Now on Netflix

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ROTTEN

 

The second season of this documentary series on Netflix is a must-see.

Produced by Zero Point Zero, it addresses corruption and abuse in the global food supply chain.  Each episode addresses one food product and all the players involved in the process, from wars to condemnations. A question of justice and human rights.

In this season: avocado, wine, bottled water, sugar, chocolate (cocoa from Ivory Coast episode 5 of the second season) and cannabis-based foods.

 

 

2. YOUR MOVIES

AND SERIES TO COME 

Movies about the past

 

TRAILERS

 

Villa Caprice, with Patrick Bruel & Niels Arestrup by Bernard Stora

 

 

12 mighty orphans, by Ty Roberts, with Luke Wilson, Martin Sheen, Robert Duval, about Rusty Russell

 

 

3.

WEEKLY TIPS & OPINIONS

FROM PROFESSIONALS

 WRITERS, SCREENWRITERS, DIRECTORS, COMPOSERS…

 

 

 

Senegal movie industry developmen

 

He’s going in search of Orson Welles’ missing film – Director Joshua Grossberg has announced plans to travel to Brazil in the fall of 2021, where he hopes to track down this film from “The Splendor of the Ambersons.”

 

Two books about the movie industry in France by Frédéric Sojcher

One, Main basse sur le film, is the reissue of a 2002 book and the second, Je veux faire du cinéma, subtitled Petit manuel de survie dans le 7e art, seems to clarify and complete it some twenty years later.

Through the testimonies of actresses and actors who talk about their profession, the documentary “Les Acteurs” tells the story of theater, passion, emotion, with the Avignon Festival as a backdrop. A beautiful tribute proposed on the INA website. 

Sundays with Stephen King’s “On Writing” |by Scott Myers

 

 

4.

YOUR WEEKLY PROGRAM

APRIL 21st TO APRIL 28th

 

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DOCUMENTARY: “The secret life of the garden”, or when nature takes back its rights

In the countryside of Normandy, a man leaves his house and his garden to himself: it is then that, in front of the camera, a whole small population is emboldened and reveals itself in its diversity. A magnificent documentary that has been acclaimed by the public, to be (re)seen on France 3 Normandie – Samuel Guiton, in collaboration with Pascal Cardeilhac.

 

Wednesday 21

LCP : Sugar Man

6Ter : L’âge de glace: Le temps des dinosaures

RMC: Alien Theory

 

LCP : Sugar Man

6Ter : L’âge de glace: Le temps des dinosaures

RMC: Alien Theory

 

Thursday ,22

Arte : Salamandre

TMC : Black Panther

 

Friday 23

Arte : Toute la vérité dans une autre vie

TMC: L’arme fatale

6ter: Indochine

 

Saturday 24

Arte : Les visages oubliés de Palmyre

 

Sunday  25

Arte  : Jackie by Pablo Larrain

 

Monday 26 

France 5 : Les chariots de feu

TMC: Le monde perdu Jurassic Park

Arte : Will Hunting

 

Tuesday 27

Arte : Travail à la demande

Canal + : Judah and the Black Messiah (critique ici)

 

Wednesday 28

Arte : La Horse

 

5.

ON YOUR PLATFORMS

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ARTE

 

 

DOCUMENTARY

 

Bernadette Lafont, et Dieu créa la femme libre

Libres : une série sur les femmes

Yoga

Guide Michelin

Tout savoir sur le Docteur Jivago

Les milliards de Kadhafi

Le cinéma et Miles Davis

 

SERIES

Mon nom est Fleming

Bron

Baghdad Central – Avec Waleed Zuaiter (Homeland, Omar) et Corey Stoll (House of Cards). Nouvelle série, adaptée du roman d’Elliot Colla et réalisé par Stephen Butchard

Le Prix de la Paix

 

MOVIE 

 

The Guilty : a must-see movie !

Bandits Bandits

 

La Chaîne Parlementaire

LCP offers you a lot of good documentaries: here

 

La Cinémathèque Française

 

All retrospectives are postponed.

On Henri plateform, a cult movie everyday

 

 

Your movies and series to watch

 on NETFLIX

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(CLICK ON THE LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILER)

 

 

 

Not a game, by Jose Gomez

 

The Irregulars, by Tom Bidwel

 

Blade Runner 2049, by Denis Villeneuve

Shadow and bone, on April 23rd

 

 

Stowayway, by Joe Penna, with Anna Kendrick, Toni Colette, on April 22nd

 

 

Professor Marston and the wonder women,now,, by Angela Robinson

 

Zéro, on April 21st, by Kevin Smith

 

Yasuke, the story of an African Samouraï , by Takeshi Koike on April 29th

 

 

Monster, by Anthony Mandler, starring Kelvin Harrison, adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Dean Myers, opens May 7.

 

Ferry, on May 14th, Undercover ‘s spin off, by Cecilia Verheyden

 

 

Your movies and series to watch

on Prime Video

(struggle)

 

The Underground railroad, by Barry Jenkins, on May 14th

 

 

Without remorse, by Stefano Sollima, with Michael B. Jordan, on April 30th

 

Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes, as from April 27th

 

 

 

Your movies and series to watch

on Canal+

(struggle)

 

 

The Handmaid’s Tale, season 4, on April 29th

 

 

The Nevers,by Joss Whedon  

 

A teacher , by Hannah Fidell, as from Thursday

 

 

La Guerre des Mondes, Chapitre II, created by Howard Overman, in May

 

 

Bloodlands, on May 3rd, by Chris Brandon

 

 

The Flight Attendant, at last, on April 27th, series adapted from Chris Bohjalian’s novel.

 

 

 

Your movies and series  to watch on 

Starzplay

(struggle)

 

Death and Nightingales, by Allan Cubitt

 

 

We are who we are (review here), by Luca Guadagnino.

 

The Luminaries, adapted from the eponymous novel by Eleanor Catton with Eva Green

 

 

 

Your movies and series to watch on

Apple Tv

(struggle)

 

 

The year earth changed, by David Attenborough, directed by Tom Beard

Mosquito Coast, on April 30th, by Neil Cross.

 

 

Dickinson, by Alena Smith

 

Your movies and series to watch on

DISNEY+

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In May

 

Big Shot, created by David E Kelley (The Big Sky, Pretty Little Liars…) with John Stamos

 

Sweetbitter , created by Stephanie Danler (now and an expected season 2)

 

 

Cruella, by Craig Gillespie, with Emma Stone

 

 

The Falcon and the winter soldier, by Kari Skogland 

Malcolm Spellman, writer of the series “Empire” about the rap industry is the writer of the new Marvel series, “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”.

 

Loki, created by Michael Waldron, with Tom Hidelston & Owen Wilson

 

 

Stay safe !

 

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