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Plaunches into blockbuster cinema with the rely of Monte Cristo, produced by the profitable duo of Three Musketeers, Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte who tailored the novel by Alexandre Dumas. Surrounded by a stable troupe, Pierre Niney portrays Edmond Dantès and the Count of Monte Cristo. For his half, after Poor Creatures, filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos reunites along with his favourite performer, Emma Stone, and tells three tales in Kinds of Kindness which earned Texan actor Jesse Plemons the Best Actor prize on the final Cannes Film Festival.

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Finally, in Plastic weaponsJean-Christophe Meurisse doesn’t hesitate to attract inspiration from the tragic Dupont de Ligonnès affair to attract us right into a loopy and darkish comedy.

” The count of Monte Cristo ” ✭✭✭✭

Romantic thriller

From Alexandre Dumas's ample and incandescent novel, Alexandre de La Patellière and Matthieu Delaporte make a spectacular movie, a drama in three acts centered on this story of thwarted love and revenge shot in pure settings. For this romantic thriller, the casting lives as much as the ambition. Both Dantès and Monte-Cristo, Pierre Niney simply splits himself, falls into darkness earlier than discovering a type of redemption.

At his aspect shines a positive troupe: the transferring Mercédès by Anaïs Demoustier, the disturbing Haydée by Anamaria Vartolomei, the deceitful prosecutor of Villefort by Laurent Lafitte, the grasping Danglars by Patrick Mille and the useless Morcerf by Bastien Bouillon. They all deliver breath to this romantic epic that the 2 administrators see as “revenge for a lost love, Mercédès”.
In theaters, Friday June 28.

“Plastic Guns” ✭✭✭

New monsters

Obviously, the topic, impressed by the tragic Dupont de Ligonnès affair, is disturbing. Jean-Christophe Meurisse makes use of it as a pretext to disclose the darkness of human nature and opts for darkish and zany comedy, minimize into sketches. We comply with two not very good investigators, Lea (Delphine Baril), and Christine (Charlotte Laemmel), who got down to discover a sure Paul Bernardin (Laurent Stocker), accused of a quintuple homicide. At the identical time, a sure Michel Uzès (Gaëtan Peau), wrongly suspected of being the general public enemy Bernardin, is arrested by the Copenhagen police the place he was going to take part in a rustic dance competitors. Meanwhile, the actual Bernardin, a refugee in Argentina, celebrates his wedding ceremony…

After Apnea And Blood oranges, The director of the troupe Les Chiens de Navarre, Jean-Christophe Meurisse, continues, on the identical absurd and barely morbid register (see the opening scene of the corpse minimize up by two coroners, together with Benjamin Cohen), to discover the monsters that lie dormant inside us. The topic is merciless and hits the mark, carried by a troupe in tune. In the sport of those Plastic weaponswe smile, typically yellow.

“Kinds of Kindness”

It shouldn’t be Buñuel who desires

There are a minimum of three tales on this opus by Yorgos Lanthimos, the Greek filmmaker who works with Anglo-Saxon stars (Olivia Colman in The FavoriteEmma Stone and Willem Dafoe in Poor Creatures) and thinks he’s the Spaniard Luis Buñuel. Like the surrealist grasp, Lanthimos cultivated a style for the absurd, biblical and philosophical allusions, and a worldview primarily based on the master-slave dialectic. The comparability is short-lived.

Where Buñuel had the genius for the disturbing strangeness and sufficient subtlety – in his pessimistic imaginative and prescient of humanity – to all the time nuance it, Lanthimos attracts in broad strokes allegories meant to make us perceive that persons are monstrous, and meaningless life. Here, Jesse Plemons, exceptional sequence actor (Friday Night Lights) and auteur cinema (The Master, The Power of the Dog, Civil War), is the brand new recruit. Opposite Emma Stone, the person who obtained the prize for greatest actor on the final Cannes Film Festival performs probably the most fascinating function in every chapter: a person who lets one other govern his life all the way down to the smallest particulars, one other who , satisfied that his spouse has been changed by an alien, imposes mutilations on her, and a final who belongs to a sect the place – recurring theme – absolute submission is required.

None of those tales are notably fascinating, however each incorporates a couple of surprising scenes meant to create unease or concern within the viewer. Once this fundamental mechanism is known, it’s quite a profound boredom that invades us…


✩✩✩✩✩: Courage, let’s run away

✭: We snore

✭✭: We yawn

✭✭✭: We respect

✭✭✭✭: We applaud

✭✭✭✭✭: We are praised to the skies