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Deuil and opportunism are pell-mell in The Crown : finish of a historic collection which can have painted a robust and refined portrait of the oldest dynasty in Europe. In one other style and to face the torpor of winter, the collection Escort Boys And Split are there. Could they awaken our libido? Sexuality as a working software or supply of questioning…

Finally, Reacher, adaptation of the best-sellers by author Lee Child, sees its season 2 launched on our screens. Jack Reacher, previously performed by Tom Cruise (in 2012 and 2016), is that this time performed by Alan Ritchson, a tricky man with a loyal coronary heart and a robust head, seeking justice…

The Crown : farewell to the Queen

So, this sixth and closing season? It opens with Princess Diana, and doesn’t let go of her, and we should applaud Peter Morgan for the respectful and upsetting remedy of the accident which price the younger couple their lives within the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in 1997 .

The season runs till 2005, carefully observing the motherless youngsters dealing with their father, a Charles who can depend on the recommendation of his Camilla, lastly rewarded by the Queen’s sure to remarriage! Because within the second half, Elizabeth lastly makes her comeback in majesty. And holds his personal towards Tony Blair as throughout his Jubilee, whereas his pricey Margaret left the stage, adopted carefully by the Queen Mother. Parallels are finely established between Camilla as comforting for Charles as Philip for Elizabeth. Between Harry (terrific) additionally unpredictable and borderline in quantity two as Margaret, between the wedding makers: Al-Fayad father (who seems so badly) and Kate’s mom who desires William for a son-in-law. Elizabeth, extra granny than ever, sees her life unfold, a pleasant discovery because the preparation for her funeral, discovers herself as a delicate and humorous girl. And the farewell to the queen in Imelda Staunton can be via the entrance door however we do not inform all the pieces…

The Crown season 6 half 2, since December 14 on Netflix.

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Escort Boys : full hearth on a bunch of bare-asses

Ben (Guillaume Labbé), a failed actor, returns to settle within the Camargue after the demise of his father, however the funds of the household enterprise are at all-time low. Earn cash as rapidly as doable, sure, however how? Series Escort Boys launched this week by Prime Video provides us its reply in its title which couldn’t be extra specific. This collection by Ruben Alves (director in 2020 of the movie Miss), freely tailored from the Israeli collection Johnny & the Knights of the Galilee, doesn’t do it by half measures by providing for the vacations this contemporary fable the place the function of sexual object falls for as soon as to males filmed within the Gods of the Stadium calendar fashion, from each angle. Alas, the mission chooses the trail of low cost dramatic comedy with out ever permitting us to essentially consider on this story of childhood mates, Ben, Mathias (Simon Ehrlacher), Ludo (Thibaut Evrard) and Zack (Corentin Fila), who lose their pants to enhance their funds, all below the management of a 17-year-old lady who instantly turns into a madam (!). All complemented by a fairly clean and never all the time very clear speech on the place of girls in society.

The alternative, nonetheless, to understand the slaughter of Carole Bouquet, Amanda Lear, Kelly Rutherford (ex-Melrose Place, Gossip Girl) or the superb Rossy de Palma in shopper roles like no different. For the remainder, not a lot, alas, to place below the retina on this collection which takes on the air of a gently sulphurous France 3 TV film, besides the buttocks of our important actors led by the pleasant Guillaume Labbé, ex -rugbyman from Stade français, who, for a number of years now, has displayed his beauty – and his expertise – ​​in a variety of TF1-branded fiction movies (the collection I promise you or extra lately the TV film Eyes vast closed with Muriel Robin).

Escort Boyssince December 22 on Prime Video.

Reacher : “Don’t fuck up!” »

You don’t mess with the special investigators! », intones this new group of American special forces, formed by Sergeant Reacher. This former special forces agent formed this squadron as soon as he learned that members of his former unit, the 110e MP Special Investigations, were the first to be killed, a close friend, savagely tortured then thrown from a helicopter. The colossus, Jack Reacher, intends to find the culprits, always in accordance with his principles, which are justice and morality.

It must be recognized that the impressive physique of Alan Ritchson (seen in Smallville, Fast and Furious 10 Or Titans) represents the major interest of this series. With an unspoken question that underlies this season 2: when will Reacher give in to violence again? This is the whole point of these new episodes which should focus more on its action scenes rather than its long dialogues… often voluble and caricatured. As if to show at all costs that he is not just a pile of muscles, Reacher explains to the others that he is “ super smart » and tries to prove it at the slightest opportunity. His comrades in combat, or rather his followers, are part of the same mentality. American to the core, excessive, to the point of sometimes being… laughable.

Reacher season 2, since December 15 on Prime Video.

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Split : the feminist mini-series that sees double

Eve and Anna rush towards each other. As if in mirror, the actress and the understudy discover each other. They can’t help but smile. Their eyes will never leave each other. From the beginning, Iris Brey reveals the driving forces of her series: a portrait of young women on fire, a contemplative aesthetic and electro compositions by Rebeka Warrior. You would have understood it : Splitit’s THE nugget of France.tv Slash.

By a division of the screen (split screen), the director sprinkles queer references – like Thérèse and Isabelle by Violette Leduc – and captures the inner tears in their faces. That of Eve (Jehnny Beth), a proud artist, consumed by the sexual violence she suffered when she was younger. And Anna’s (Alma Jodorowsky), questioning his predefined life – boyfriend, child, house – and his heterosexuality. This is the heart of the work: the redefinition of romantic norms, the desire of women and their representations. Iris Brey brilliantly applies her female gauze (understand: “the female gaze” indifferent from sexist requirements). Here, equality takes priority and relationships of domination are excluded – specifically intercourse scenes filmed with restraint. A feminist utopia on the small display, to not be missed.

Splitto be discovered on France.television