Your weekly program as from March 8th
All the best films as from March 8th:
2023 César awards
- Best Film : La Nuit du 12, (review here) Dominik Moll
Best Director : Dominik Moll, La Nuit du 12
Best Actress: Virginie Efira, Revoir Paris (review here)
Best Actor: Benoît Magimel, Pacifiction – Tourment sur les îles
Best Supporting Actress: Noémie Merlant L’Innocent (review here)
Best Supporting Actor : Bouli Lanners, La Nuit du 12
Most Promising Actress: Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Les Amandiers
Most Promising Actor : Bastien Bouillon La Nuit du 12
Best First Movie : Saint Omer, Alice Diop
Best Original Script: Louis Garrel, Tanguy Viel, Naïla Guiguet, L’Innocent
Best Foreign Movie : As Bestas, Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Best Adaptation : Gilles Marchand & Dominik Moll, La Nuit du 12
Best Animation Movie: Ma famille afghane, Michaela Pavlatova
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ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FILMS & SERIES IN THEATERS & AT HOME
Empire Of Light, Sam Mendes
With Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones & Colin Firth
England, 1980. Hilary works in a movie theater: a perfect place for her to be in contact with people and to break her solitude. This middle-aged woman is in charge of teaching Stephen, a young charismatic black man, the basics of the business. Although everything seems to separate them, a solid complicity and even a love relationship emerges between the two employees.
Sam Mendes’ perfection
Director of “1917”, “Away we go”, great “Skyfall” and “Spectre”, Sam Mendes pays tribute to cinema (like the recent films of Damien Chazelle, Steven Spielberg).
Olivia Colman, actress of “The Crown”, “The Father” and many other films, interprets a disoriented heroine, a bit like the cinema would be today.
Through her and her story with Stephen, played by the brilliant Michael Ward, Sam Mendes takes us to the essence of cinema, its propensity to make us dream.
Besides the nostalgia of the technique (the projectionist, the big theaters, the ceremonial linked to the cinema), the director talks to us about sexual harassment at work and racism. This technical perfection in the realization creates sometimes coldness whereas the emotion should be there. Perhaps a too predictable scenario too.
In theaters now.
En ce moment en salle.
The Sinner, Derek Simonds
In this 4th and final season, investigator Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman), travels to an island on the coast of Portland for a recovery getaway with his partner, Sonya (Jessica Hecht).
When he witnesses the suicide of Percy Muldoon (Alice Kremelberg), the daughter of an influential local fishing family, and the body is not found, Ambrose comes to the aid of Police Chief Lou Raskin (Joe Cobden) in his investigation to find out what really happened.
Bill Pullman, an actor with an impressive career, has this role written all over him. It is hard to imagine him, after having seen these 4 seasons, in a less dramatic part. The character of Harry Ambrose surprises us, irritates us but also inspires our compassion.
This series adapted from a novel written by Petra Hammesfahr plunges us into the secrets of the police, their victims and the culprits.
Nothing is really simple. The investigations are only a pretext to reveal the flaws that inhabit us all. If the seasons are irregular by their rhythm or their narration, this police series is one of those you should watch.
Now on Netflix.
All films as from March 8th
The Whale, Darren Aronofsky
With Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Ty Simpkins
Charlie, a reclusive English teacher, attempts to reconnect with his teenage daughter for a last chance at redemption.
Et l’amour dans tout ça ? Shekhar Kapur
Starring Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi
How do you find true love in today’s world? Zoe, a documentary filmmaker addicted to dating apps, goes on a lot of random dates, much to the dismay of her eccentric mother Cath. For her childhood friend – and neighbor – Kaz, the answer is obvious: just follow her parents’ example…
Scream VI, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
With Melissa Barrera, Courteney Cox, Jenna Ortega
After striking three times in Woodsboro, after terrorizing the Windsor campus and Hollywood studios, Ghostface has decided to rampage through the Big Apple, but in a city as big as New York nobody will hear you scream…
Toi non plus tu n’as rien vu, Beatrice Pollet
With Maud Wyler, Géraldine Nakache, Grégoire Colin
Claire and Sophie studied together and are both lawyers. Claire will be accused of attempted homicide of a child under 15 years old. Sophie will defend her. How did Claire, already a mother of two, neither see nor feel that she was pregnant again?
Mon Crime, François Ozon
With Nadia Tereszkiewicz, Rebecca Marder, Isabelle Huppert
In 1930s Paris, Madeleine Verdier, a young, pretty, penniless and untalented actress, is accused of the murder of a famous producer. After being acquitted, she begins her new life of fame and success. Until the truth comes out.
Everything Everywhere All at Once, Daniel Scheinert, Daniel Kwan
With Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis
Evelyn Wang is at the end of her rope: she no longer understands her family, her job and her taxes. Suddenly, she finds herself immersed in the multiverse, parallel worlds where she explores all the lives she could have led.
Women Talking, Sarah Polley
With Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley
Women in an isolated religious community struggle in 2010 to reconcile their faith with their everyday reality.
En plein feu, Quentin Reynaud
With André Dussollier, Alex Lutz, Sophie Parel
A giant fire ravages the Landes forest. Following an evacuation alert, Simon and his father Joseph leave their home but soon find themselves trapped in their vehicle in the middle of this climatic nightmare. The blaze is getting closer. What should they do? Wait for help…?
Comme une actrice, Sébastien Bailly
With Julie Gayet, Benjamin Biolay, Agathe Bonitzer
Anna, an actress in her early fifties, is left by her husband, Antoine, a theater director. Ready to do anything not to lose him, she goes so far as to take the appearance of the young woman with whom he is having an affair. But this double game could turn against her…
Seule : les dossiers Silvercloud, Jérôme Dassier
With Asia Argento, Jeanne Balibar, Joe Rezwin
While living in a recluse in the mountains, Anne discovers that her isolated chalet has been bugged. She is caught up in her former life as an intelligence agent, a past she had hoped to have left behind.
En toute liberté – une radio pour la paix, Xavier de Lauzanne
With Sophia Aram, Sylvain Tesson
Radio is the medium that gives voice to those who have none. In the north of Iraq, seven young journalists, Muslims, Christians and Yezidis, hand out their microphones to those who want peace. They work for Radio Al-Salam, a station free from political and religious influences.
Music, Angela Schanelec
With Aliocha Schneider, Agathe Bonitzer, Argyris Xafis
Found at birth on a stormy night in the Greek mountains, Jon is taken in and adopted, without having known either his father or his mother. As an adult, he meets Iro, a warden in the prison where he is incarcerated following a tragedy.
Femme de mère en fille, Valérie Guillaudot
Marie, Odile and Valérie, three women’s and mothers’ paths unfold over more than a century. Marie, born in 1902, had 10 children in an agricultural and Catholic France. Odile, her daughter, did not want to have children, she wanted to be free from domestic contingencies. In the 50’s she became a civil servant and a city woman…
Nayola, José Miguel Ribeiro
With Ciomara Morais, Angelo Torres
Angola. Three generations of women in a 25-year civil war: Lelena (the grandmother), Nayola (the daughter) and Yara (the granddaughter). The past and the present intertwine.
Tengo sueños eléctricos, Valentina Maurel
With Daniela Marin Navarro, Reinaldo Amien Gutierrez, Vivian Rodriguez
Eva, 16 years old, decides to live with her father, a bohemian artist, after her parents separate and she begins to look for an apartment in San Jose, but she has to face her father’s suffering and the violence that runs through him.
Mary Cassatt : Peindre la femme moderne, Ali Ray
Mary Cassatt made a career out of painting the women in her life. In her paintings, they are intellectual, feminine and embodied, a real turning point in the way women were represented in art at the time. The film focuses on this impressionist painter, whose career was as paradoxical as the women …
Movies to come (and we are looking forward to it):
Crazy Bear, Elizabeth Banks, on March 15th.
WEEKLY TIPS & OPINIONS ABOUT MOVIES
BY MOVIE DIRECTORS, WRITERS, SCREENWRITERS, DIRECTORS, COMPOSERS…
Writing and the Creative Life: Creativity-In-Action | by Scott Myers | Mar, 2023 | Go Into The Story
Character Development for Writing TV | by Scott Myers | Feb, 2023 | Go Into The Story
FILMS PROGRAM AS FROM MARCH 8th
Mercredi – Wednesday 8
Arte : Portrait de femme
TMC : Le bal des folles
France 4 : Les chats persans
Jeudi – Thursday 9
Arte : Manayek trahison dans la police (série)
Canal + : Your Honor saison 2
Friday – Vendredi 10
Canal + : Kompromat
France 5 : Gloria Mundi
M6 : La famille Bélier
Arte : The last execution
Dimanche – Sunday 12
TF1 : Wonder Woman
France 2 : Get Out
Arte : Rebecca
C8 : Un coeur en hiver
Lundi – Monday 13
France 3 : Django unchained
Canal + : Django
Arte : Un drôle de paroissien
Mardi – Tuesday 14
C8 : Appaloosa
Mercredi- Wednesday 15
Arte : Esterno notte : Déroulant comme une tragédie ce moment de 1978 où bascule l’histoire italienne, Marco Bellocchio réalise sa première série pour explorer dans toute son ampleur l’affaire Aldo Moro, qui lui avait inspiré il y a vingt ans le film “Buongiorno, notte”.
5. AS FROM MARCH 8th FILMS & SERIES ON ARTE
My Left Foot
The painful struggle of a man trapped in his body to emancipate himself… Retracing the life of the painter Christy Brown, Jim Sheridan (“In the name of the father”) delivers a moving plea in favor of the difference, served by Daniel Day-Lewis, masterly.
Marimekko & Maija Isola – Finnish design conquers the world
A look back at the atypical career of Maija Isola, a free spirit of Finnish design, intimately linked to the Marimekko brand.
Manayek, betrayal in the police, by Alon Zingman director of Shtisel (series available on Netflix : listen to the podcast here
On the eve of his retirement, a police officer discovers that his best friend and colleague is accused of corruption…
With a formidable efficiency, this Israeli series navigates in troubled waters, in the heart of the opaque links between police, justice and criminal organizations.
All films as from March 8th on Netflix
Reines africaines : Njinga, now.
The sinner, season 4 as of March 5
You, saison 4, part II, as of March 9th
Luther : Soleil déchu, with Idris Elba, as of March 10.
Ad Astra, as of March 18, review here
Fubar, ARNOLD. IS. BACK. As of May 25
All films as from March 8th on Prime Video
Daisy Jones & the six, Scott Neustadter et Michael H. Weber, as of March 3rd
Swarm, Donald Glover & Janine Nabers, as of March 17
The Power, Naomi Alderman, as of March 31
Salade Grecque, series created by Cédric Klapisch, as of April 14.
20 years after l’Auberge Espagnole, the story goes on.
All films as from March 8th on Canal+
Django, Leonardo Fasoli et Maddalena Ravagli, now.
With Matthias Schoenaerts, Noomi Rapace, Lisa Vicari and Nicholas Pinnock.
Entre la vie et la mort , as of March 8th, Giordano Gederlini
With Antonio de la Torre, Marine Vacth, Olivier Gourmet
Revoir Paris, Alice Winocour, as of March 7
Kompromat, Jérôme Salle, as of March 10
Minx, Ellen Rapoport, as of March 21
The English, Hugo Blick, as of March 31
All films as from March 8th on Apple TV
Shrinking, Jason Segel and Bill Lawrence & Brett Goldstein, now.
Hello tomorrow, on February 17: “Hello Tomorrow!” is set in a retro-futuristic world where a group of traveling salesmen are tasked with selling shared properties on the moon.
Sharper, on February 18th, by Benjamin Caron and starring Julianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Briana Middleton, and John Lithgow
Liaison, on February 24. Screenplay by Virginie Brac. Director: Stephen Hopkins
Contemporary thriller that shows how the mistakes of the past can destroy the future. It mixes action with a captivating plot in which espionage and political machinations clash with a passionate and tenacious love story.
The reluctant traveler, now.
This eight-part series follows Eugene Levy as he visits some of the world’s most beautiful and intriguing destinations in Costa Rica, Finland, Italy, Japan, the Maldives, Portugal, South Africa and the United States, exploring remarkable hotels and the places and cultures that surround them.
Ted Lasso, season 3, as of March 15 on AppleTV
Extrapolation, Scott Z. Burns, avec Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller,as of March 17.
Tetris,Jon S. Baird, as of March 31.
All films as from March 8th on Disney Plus
The Mandalorian season 3, now.
Unprisoned, Tracy McMillan, as of March 10
L’étrangleur de Boston, Matt Ruskin, as of March 17
Prom Pact, Anya Adams, as of March 31
Peter Pan & Wendy, as of April 28th.
The Little Mermaid 2, Rob Marshall, forecast on May 2023.
Guardians of the Galaxy, as of May 3rd on Disney+.
Films as of March 8th on Lionsgate