The blog and the Community

Hi all !!
Welcome to the Cinema-Club blog. We have decided to open this as our own web space and to invite all of you to participate actively in the organisation of the Welcoming Cinema Club.
You can enter and add all your opinions about the viewed movies and also make suggestions for the forthcoming. We hope that you will take the best out of it !!
See you at the screenings!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Doubt. (USA, 2008) 104´ 26/04/2013

This drama film was directed by John Patrick Shanley and is based on a theatre play
It is set in 1964 at a Catholic church in the Bronx, New York, where the progressive-minded Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) tries to introduce new ideas. His aims clash into, Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep), the strict and conservative principal of the attached school.

Doubt received five Academy Awards nominations on January 22, 2009, for its four lead actors and for Shanley's script. It is also  well-acclaimed by the critics.
"Doubt works best when the performers are simply allowed to spar." David Fear. Time out New York. 15/09/2011.

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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

The Wind Journeys. (Colombia, 2009) 117´ 19/04/2013

The film was written and directed by Ciro Guerra and it tells the story of Ignacio Carrillo (Marciano Martínez) is a vallenato (popular folk music of Colombia). After his wife's sudden death, Ignacio decides to stop playing and return his accordion, which is said to be cursed, to his master. He is joined by Fermín Morales (Yull Núñez), a teenage boy who admires Ignacio and wishes to become a juglar like him.
The film is going to be hosted by the Edinburgh University Latin America Society, so it will be an amazing opportunity of learning about the situation of South America.

The film was chosen to participate in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in Official Selection.
"Filmed stunningly in 80 locations, the mountains, forests, fields and sands often reduce the two travelers to specks." M. Abby Joseph. Yahoo! Voices. 16/04/2010.
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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Memento (USA, 2001) 112´. 13/04/2013.

This psychological thriller was directed by Christopher Nolan.  It stars Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, a man who got anterograde amnesia after suffering an accident while he was trying to avoid his wife´s murder. This amnesia impairs his ability to store new explicit memories, so he has developed a system for recollection using hand-written notes, tattoos, and Polaroid photos. Dispite of this problem, he is resolute in finding his partner´s killer and revenge her.

The film received numerous accolades, including the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 2001  Sundance Festival. Apart from being met with positive reviews from critics, this thriller was also well-praised by scientific community, a lot of experts consider that the depiction of the amnesia is very accurate and realistic.
"A diabolical and absorbing experience." Roger Ebert. Chicago Sun-Times.13/04/2001

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Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Meaning of Live (UK, 1983) 112´ 04/04/2014

The six pandemonium mad Monty Pythons offer a tasteful sketches involving favourity bodily parts and functions, the wonders of war, the miracle of birth and a special preview of what´s is waiting for us in the Heaven. Nothing is too sacred for the probing Python crew.

It was the winner of the 1983 Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize. It was also well acclaimed by critics.
"Prime Monty Python, primo laughs."  Steve Crum. Kansas City Kansan. (15/10/2004)

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