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Best movies as from February 16th

Your new films, series in theaters & on your platforms

 

What are the best movies as from February 16th?

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New trailer: Fresh, by Mimi Cave, with Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People) & Sebastian Stan

 

 

NEWS

On March 27, actresses Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will present this year’s Academy Award. 

In addition, the Academy Awards have announced the creation of a People’s Choice Award that will celebrate the most popular film of the season next month, as determined by a Twitter vote.

 

Paramount’s upcoming Bob Marley biopic has found its leading man.

After an extensive, yearlong and globe-spanning search, Kingsley Ben-Adir, fresh off of playing Malcolm X in “One Night in Miami,” has been tapped to portray a different icon, the music legend credited with popularizing reggae music.

Reinaldo Marcus Green, who recently steered the sports drama “King Richard” to six Oscar nominations, is directing the still-untitled film. Screenwriter Zach Baylin, who worked with Green on “King Richard,” is penning the script.

 

The best-selling novel Dear Edward will become a series for Apple TV+, as just announced by the company.

Connie Britton, Taylor Schilling, Colin O’Brien and other actors will star in the series. “Dear Edward” tells the story of Edward Adler (played by O’Brien), a 12-year-old boy who survives a tragic plane crash in which all the other passengers, including his family, die.

The series will be written by Jason Katims, who will also serve as executive producer with his True Jack Productions alongside Jeni Mullein. There are currently no details on when the series will launch on Apple TV+.

 

Has the Netflix platform already won the Oscar ?

The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion, broadcast on the platform (review here) is nominated 12 times for the Oscars this year including: best film, best director, best actor, best supporting actress (Kirsten Dunst) and best actor.

Incredible for a film that very few lucky people have seen in theaters!

What about the other nominations?

– 10 nominations for “Dune” by Denis Villeneuve, but not for the direction

– 7 nominations for “Belfast” by Kenneth Brannagh and “West Side Story” by Steven Spielberg.

 

The nominations (in bold, my predictions/wishes!)

Oscar for best film 

“Belfast”

“CODA”

“Don’t Look Up: Cosmic Denial”

“Drive My Car”

“Dune”

“The Williams Method”

“Licorice Pizza”

“Nightmare Alley”

“The Power of the Dog”

“West Side Story”

 

Best Director:

Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car”

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Licorice Pizza”

Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”

Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”

 

Best Actress Oscar:

Jessica Chastain, “In the Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Olivia Colman, “The Lost Daughter”

Penelope Cruz, “Madres Paralelas”

Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos”

Kristen Stewart, “Spencer”

 

Best Actor Oscar: 

Javier Bardem, “Being the Ricardos”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Power of the Dog”

Andrew Garfield, “tick, tick…BOOM!”

Will Smith, “The Williams Method”

Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

Best International Film  : 

“Drive My Car” (Japan)

“Flee” (Denmark)

“The Hand of God” (Italy)

“School at the End of the World (Bhutan)

“Julie (in 12 chapters)” (Norway)

 

 

FESTIVAL AS FROM FEBRUARY 9TH

La fête du court-métrage : March 16 to 22

For the 2022 edition, La Fête du court métrage has proposed – with the support of L’Agence du court métrage – a catalog of short films available throughout the event.

Queer festival program – Les Inrocks

 

Tigritudes (click here to know more about it)

Through 126 films, 40 countries and 66 years of cinema history, Tigritudes draws a subjective and chronological pan-African anthology. 

Conceived by directors Dyana Gaye and Valérie Osouf, in collaboration with the Forum des images, this cycle explores the issues and forms of a cinematography that is still largely unknown.

Tigritudes explores the postcolonial circulation of forms, struggles and ideas across the continent and its diaspora.

 

The Créteil Women’s Film Festival : The 44th edition will take place from March 11 to 20, 2022

 

 

ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT CURRENT FILMS & SERIES IN THEATERS AND AT HOME

REVIEWS

 

Pour Toujours, Ferzan OZPETEK

Synopsis

Arturo and Alessandro are going through a period of crisis. Fifteen years of living together have eroded the passion and love that they have for each other.

Anna Maria , Alessandro ‘s mother and mother-in-law, the one who entrusted her two children, had to be hospitalized for examens.

Between misadventures and moments of emotion, Arturo and Alessandro take risks to protect the new love that grows on one side and blossoms on the other.

 

About the movie

It begins with a wedding in their beautiful apartment in Rome. A beautiful party on the terrace, laughter and music but between Arturo and Alessandro, the situation is stressed. 

At that moment, Annamaria arrives, alone with her children and asks them to keep them for a short time. She has a severe headache and has to have medical examinations.

The arrival of Martina and Sandro, the two children, will change the daily life but especially reveal the flaws of the couple Arturo and Alessandro.

Will they be able to get out of it? How to bounce back once the desire and the years of life spent together lead to a dangerous routine ?

Director Ferzan Özpetek (Hammam, Tableau de Famille, The Window Across the Street, The First One Who Said It), tackles the difficulties that almost all couples face in the long run. The love is still there but the arguments are made with cruel words that hurt because we know the other by heart.

He also comes back to childhood and its traumas on our adult life. 

What do they imply? Do we overcome them?

Between drama and comedy, Forever is a very successful and well acted film, which feels good. 

Its Italian title La Dea Fortuna is a reference to a sacred place named after the Goddess Fortuna in the city of Preneste (now called Palestrina, it is located in the province of Rome).

 “The Goddess Fortuna has a secret, a magic trick. How to make your loved one stay by your side? 

You have to stare at her, steal her image, blink your eyes and keep them closed.

The loved one then plunges straight into your heart, and from that moment on, she stays with you forever.”

 

La Dea Fortuna has won numerous awards.

 

Awards:

David di Donatello for Best Actress for Jasmine TRINCA

Silver Ribbons for Best Actress and Best Film Score

 

3 Golden Ciak :

Best Film

And Best Actors for Stefano ACCORSI and Edoardo LEO

Best Original Song “Che Vita Meravigliosa” performed by Diodato

 

In all good theaters.

 

 

Marry Me, Kat Coiro

Synopsis

Kat Valdez (Jennifer Lopez) is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian (Maluma, making his feature-film debut).

As Kat and Bastian’s inescapable hit single, “Marry Me,” climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans in a ceremony that will streamed across multiple platforms.

Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert (Owen Wilson) has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou (Chloe Coleman, HBO’s Big Little Lies) and his best friend (Sarah Silverman).

When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage, questioning love, truth and loyalty.

As her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger—a face in the crowd and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. 

 

The romance

Directed by a woman, Kat Coiro, this romantic comedy goes beyond the usual clichés and tells us about two people in search of a true story.

Can we still believe in the couple today?

Like “Pour Toujours”, “Marry Me” asks the question Marry Me” also asks us this question.

While Kat, a famous singer, spends her life filming herself on social networks, Charlie teaches mathematics to passionate students and only believes in the concrete.

Social networks and celebrity today are also what “Marry Me” is about, with the songs of Jennifer Lopez.

The meeting of Charlie and Kat allows us to spend some nice moments.

Owen Wilson is particularly touching in this role of Charlie, as a divorced father a little disillusioned.

A nice surprise.

 

Now in theaters.

 

 

TO WATCH IN YOUR MOVIE THEATERS AS FROM FEBRUARY 16th

 

Piccolo Corpo, Laura Samani

Italy, 1900. Agata loses her daughter at birth and cannot bring herself to believe that her soul is condemned to wander in limbo.

There is a place in the mountains where her child can be brought back to life, for a breath, to be baptized.

With the help of Lynx, Agata embarks on a journey to find the miracle.

 

 

Un autre monde,  Stéphane Brizé. Avec Vincent Lindon, Sandrine Kiberlain, Anthony Bajon

 

Interview

 

 

Les affluents, Jessé Miceli

 

The Power, Corinna Faith

 

Uncharted, Ruben Fleischer

 

Later (and we are looking forward to it): 

Belfast, Kenneth Brannagh. On March 2nd.

Just like Roma by Alfonso Cuarón (2018): Kenneth Branagh was freely inspired by his own childhood to write the film.

Under the rule of Margaret Thatcher, the story of Buddy a little boy and his family in the Belfast of the late 1960s.

 

 

Aristocrats, Yukiko Sode, March 30th

 

 

After Yang, produced and directed by Kogonada, is an adaptation of the American short story Saying Goodbye to Yang by Alexander Weinstein.

In the near future, where the fashion is marked by domestic androids in human form that are considered nannies, Jake (Colin Farrell) and his daughter try to save Yang (Justin H. Min), their robot that has become inert.

Release date: June 22, 2022.

 

 

Jurassic World Dominion, Colin Trevorrow, June 8th

 

Nope,  Jordan Peele, on July 22nd

With: Daniel Kaluuya , Barbie Ferreira , Michael Wincott , Steven Yeun , Keke Palmer , Brandon Perea , Terry Notary , Andrew Patrick Ralston , Donna Mills , Jennifer Lafleur

 

 

Downton Abbey a new era, Julian Fellowes , May 20th

 

 

 

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4. BEST SERIES & MOVIES ON TV, AS FROM FEBRUARY 16TH

 

Mercredi- Wednesday

Arte : Adieu à la nuit

Canal Plus : Le Discours

6Ter : Paddington

 

Jeudi – Thursday

Arte : Alger confidentiel (série)

Around an arms deal between Algeria and Germany, spies, government officials, lobbyists and activists intrigue and tear each other apart… Frédéric Jardin (“Braquo”, “Engrenages”) orchestrates a breathless thriller, knotted in the shadow of law and morality.

TF1 Series : Retour vers le futur 2

Chérie 25 : Le majordome

 

Vendredi – Friday

Canal Plus : Bac Nord

Arte : Toute la vérité, un cri sous l’eau (série)

 

Samedi – Saturday

Arte : Florence Nightingale : la première des infirmières

A true icon of British history, Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) laid the foundations of modern nursing. A beautiful tribute to a pioneer whose integrity, selflessness and zeal are to be admired. 

 

Dimanche – Sunday

Arte : La nuit des généraux, Anatole Litvak

 

Lundi – Monday

France 5 : Normal People

Arte : Fin août début septembre

Olivier Assayas subtly portrays the chronicle of a small group of friends confronted with the loss of youth and the mourning of one of their own. With Jeanne Balibar, Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Ledoyen, François Cluzet, Mia Hansen-Love, Nathalie Richard and Éric Elmosnino.

 

Mardi – Tuesday

M6 : Nanny McPhee

Arte : Angela Merkel,  Torsten Körner

 

Mercredi- Wednesday

France 2 : Au nom de la terre, Edouard Bergeon

Arte : Victoria, Justine Triet

 

5. BEST MOVIES AS FROM FEBRUARY 16TH  ON ARTE

 

ARTE FILM

 L’impasse

La vie invisible d’Euridice Gusmao, by Karim Aïnouz

In Brazil in the 1950s, a macho father stands between his two daughters. Spanning several decades, a feminist melo as sensitive as it is technically masterful. “Un certain regard” prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Panique, by Julien Duvivier

Le Fanfaron, Dino Risi

Senses, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi 

Senses, by Ryūsuke Hamaguchi – known for his screenplays for “Drive my car” and “The Sacrificial Lovers” – signs a modern fresco of contemporary Japanese society through the daily lives of four women in search of meaning.

An ode to sensitivity sublimated by the performance of its quartet of interpreters. The “first cinema series” in five parts (in homage to the five senses) to be discovered in its entirety.

Winter Sleep, Nuri Bilge Ceylan

 

ARTE SERIES

Sacha, Léa Fazer

Felix Moeller : la-propagande-antisemite

Julie Andrews de Yves Riou

Scenes-de-la-vie-conjugale, by Ingmar Bergman

Les rêves brisés de l’entre deux guerres

 

ARTE DOCUMENTARY

Lee Miller, Teresa Griffiths

Le Drame Ouïghour, François Reinhardt

Exterminate all the brutes, by Raoul Peck.

 

 

Cinema by Michel Legrand

Tribute to Thierry Mugler

BOXING LIBREVILLE : Amédée Pacôme Nkoulou

LE FANTASTIQUE MR MURRAY

Felix Moeller : la-propagande-antisemite

Julie Andrews de Yves Riou

Danielle Darrieux

 

Best movies as from February 16th on Netflix

 

2022 :

 

Brokeback Mountain, And Lee, on February 16th

 

Young Wallander, season 2, on February 17th

 

 

Pieces of her, Charlotte Stoudt, adapted from the eponymous novel by  Karin Slaughter, on March 4th.

 

 

Drôle, Fanny Herrero, on March 18th

 

Bridgerton saison 2, by Shonda Rhimes, on March 25.

 

December 2022, Pinocchio by Guillermo Del Toro.

 

 

Best movies as from February 16th on Prime Video

 

I want you back, by Jason Orley, now.

 

Totems, a French television series in 8 episodes created by Olivier Dujols and Juliette Soubrier.

In the heart of the 1960s, a young French spy, Francis Mareuil, meets Lyudmila, a Russian pianist, and falls in love with her.

On February 18th.

 

 

Mrs Maisel season 4, Amy Sherman-Palladino, on February 18th.

 

The Lord of the rings, Juan Antonio Bayona, September 2nd.

 

 

Deep Water, Adrian Lyne, Ana de Armas & Ben Affleck. On March 18th

 

 

Best movies as from February 16th on Canal+

 

Bac Nord, Cédric Jimenez, February 18th.

 

 

 

Ovni, saison 2, Antony Cordier, on February 21st.

 

 

Killing Eve, season 4, on February 27th

Season 4 is helmed by head writer and executive producer Laura Neal, who replaces Suzanne Heathcote. Phoebe Waller-Bridge served as head writer for Season 1, with Promising Young Woman‘s Emerald Fennell helming Season 2. In addition to Neal, Waller-Bridge, Oh, Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Gina Mingacci, and Damon Thomas also executive produce.

 

 

Kamikaze, Johanne Algren

 

Best movies as from February 16th on Apple TV

 

The Sky is Everywhere, by Josephine Decker, written by Jandy Nelson, inspired by the eponymous novel. On February 11th.

 

Severance, by Ben Stiller & Dan Erickson, on February 18th.

 

 

 

WeCrashed, series created by Lee Eisenberg & Drew Crevello inspired by the podcast WeCrashed : The Rise and Fall of WeWork de Wondery. 

With Jared Leto (Adam Neumann), Anne Hathaway (Rebekah Neumann). On March 18th.

 

 

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, by Ramin Bahrani,  with  Samuel L. Jackson, as from March 11th.

 

 

The Shining Girls, series by Silka Luisa with Elisabeth Moss (Kirby), Phillipa Soo (Jin-Sook), as from April 29th.

 

Best movies as from February 16th on Disney Plus

 

Moon Knight, de Jeremy Slater avec Oscar Isaac (Marc Spector / Moon Knight), May El Calamawy, on March 30th.

 

 

How I met your father, series by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger, on March 9th

 

Para/llèles, on March 23rd

Parallèles tells the story of four friends – Bilal, Romane, Samuel and Victor, whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious event separates them and propels them into parallel dimensions. They will do everything in their power to understand what happened. And try to go back to their world “before”.

Created by Quoc Dang Tran (Dix pour cent, Marianne), co-written by Anastasia Heinzl (Au-delà des apparences) and directed by Benjamin Rocher and Jean-Baptiste Saurel with Thomas Chomel.

 

Best movies as from February 16th on Starzplay

 

Gaslit, TV series by Robbie Pickering with Julia Roberts (Martha Mitchell), Sean Penn (John Mitchell).

On April 24th

 

 

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