segunda-feira, 22 de julho de 2024

His Most Serene Highness - Su alteza serenísima - (2001)

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Texans of the Alamo, he lost the war of Texas Independence and gave away half of Mexico (including Texas, New Mexico, and Oregon). Exiled from his homeland, he is allowed to return only a few years before dying in 1976. At the end of his life, he still clings to illusions of regaining his former glory and popularity.

Director: Felipe Cazals. 

Writer: Felipe Cazals.

Stars: Alejandro Parodi, Ana Bertha Espín, Rodolfo Arias, Pedro Armendariz, Blanca Guerra, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Jose Carlos Ruiz, Salvador Sanchez, Isaura Espinosa, Carmen Delgado, Ana Maria Fernández, Guillermina Fernández, Alma Oropeza, Abel Woolrich, Juan de la Loza, Jorge Hernández.

Composer: Piero Piccioni.

Subtitled in English.


sábado, 13 de julho de 2024

La femme défendue - The Forbidden Woman (1997)

Official selection Cannes 1997. Nomination at the CESAR and Prix Romy Schneider for Isabelle Carré. 100% of joy. François is 39, married and a child. Lives confortably. Muriel is 22, single and free. They meet casually and the man tries to seduce the girl. What happens now is common place in an adultery. But the way Philippe Harel presents the story is unique. The dialogue and, most of all, the beautiful face of Isabelle casts a spell over us, the viewers. As a matter of fact we don't see anybody else than the young girl, not even her lover. All which is out of Muriel's feelings is left aside and, in his way to explore the intimacy of the human being, without unkindness nor complaisance, Harel reinvented the strategy of seduction, like it used to be 200 years ago, but introducing the erotism which was then concealed


Philippe Harel


Isabelle Carré, Philippe Harel, Nathalie Conio.

Subtitles: English.


Poussière d’empire - Dust of Empire (1983)

In 1954, escorted by a sergeant, a French nun travels through Tonkin, spreading the good Catholic word as she goes. A mute child leads her to a remote village. Installed at a carpenter, the travelers prepare the projection material indispensable to their propaganda. At nightfall, in a storm, a group of maquisards surrounded the house. Fortunately, the carpenter is a respected man. The attackers withdraw. After a sudden rise in water, the mute child loses the precious message that had been entrusted to him by a wounded maquis...

Director: Lâm Lê.

Stars: Dominique Sanda, Jean-François Stévenin, Thang-Long, Yann Roussel, Anne Canovas, Lan Hoang, Myriam Mézières, Tra Huu Phuc.

Subtitled in English.


terça-feira, 9 de julho de 2024

To Die... To Sleep... Perchance to Dream - Morir... dormir... tal vez soñar (1976)

An old empty mansion. The ghost of a man who lived there returns to recall the crucial moments of a lifetime. Faced with the proximity of death, the experiences of his past come to the memory of Juan. In a fragmented, sometimes confused way, Juan relives crucial moments of his life and his family, from 1915 to 1966, almost always linked to the names of several women. Memories that remind him of having missed numerous opportunities to be happy.

Director: Manuel Mur Oti.

Writers: José Mallorquí (story), Manuel Mur Oti.

Stars: Rafael Arcos, Israel Morales, Ernesto Martín, María Rubio, Raquel Rodrigo, Pedro Díez del Corral, Jane Seymour, Alfredo Garrido, Irene Losada, Diana Salcedo, Esther Santana, Conchita Perez, Alfonso del Real, Nyree Dawn Porter, Rosa de Alba, Ana Gasber, Manuel Rodal.

Subtitled in English.


quarta-feira, 3 de julho de 2024

Wernher von Braun- I aim at the Stars (1960)

The life story of the famed rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun, one of the most brilliant and controversial figures of the space age. Dr. von Braun helped pioneer man’s adventure into space through his rocket experiments; his was the brain behind the V-2 rockets which blasted London in World War II; his was also the brain which led America into the development and the launching of space satellites.

Director: J. Lee Thompson.

Writers: H.W. John, Udo Wolter & George Froeschel (story), Jay Dratler (screenplay).

Stars: Curd Jürgens, Victoria Shaw, Herbert Lom, Gia Scala, James Daly, Adrian Hoven, Gerard Heinz, Karel Stepanek, Peter Capell, Hayden Rorke, Austin Willis, Alan Gifford, Helmo Kindermann, Lea Seidl, John Crawford.

Cinematographer: Wilkie Cooper.

Music by: Laurie Johnson.



sábado, 29 de junho de 2024

On Earth as it is in Heaven - Así en el Cielo como en la Tierra - (1995)

Matacanes dies and goes to heaven just to discover that it was not as he expected, and everyone there is revolutionized lately. Peter explains that God was concerned about the progress of the world, and decided to send a second son to Earth. However, Jesus hears and does not agree, as they would have to rewrite history.

Director: José Luis Cuerda. 

Writer: José Luis Cuerda.

Stars: Francisco Rabal, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jesús Bonilla, Luis Ciges, Agustín González, Mónica Molina, Mary Carmen Ramírez, Juan Luis Galiardo, Enrique San Francisco, Gabino Diego, Chus Lampreave, Achero Mañas, Antonio Gamero, Isabel Serrano, Alicia Sánchez, Manuel Alexandre, Saturnino García, Luis Perezagua, Pepín Salvador, Luis Hostalot, Rosario Santesmases, José María Sacristán, Jorge Bosso, María Galiana, María Elena Flores, José Carlos Gómez, Maria Luisa Veira, Liberto Rabal, José María Lucena, Javier Manrique, Fernando Vivanco, Concha Leza, Roberto Cairo, Enrique Valero, Álex Angulo, Olaya Aguirre, Lucio Romero, Ana Isabel Mateo, Francisco Sanz, Marga González, Rosa Morales, José María Caceres, Daniel Alonso.

Subtitled in Inglish


Blood - O Sangue - (1989)

Blood (a movie from Portugal) tells the story of seventeen-year-old Vincente and his ten-year-old brother, Nino, who must face the departure of their abusive father and its aftermath. With the aid of Vicente’s girlfriend, Clara, the trio attempts to pick up the pieces of their fractured family life while confronting an unwelcomed uncle and mobsters who try to collect debt that their father left behind.

Filmed in exquisite black and white, O Sangue marks a significant step in the career of Costa, who would eventually become one of Portugal’s most celebrated artists. While O Sangue is a first glimpse of his masterful use of chiaroscuro lighting, Costa has veered away from his debut’s formalist aesthetics in his subsequent films, which concentrate on his hypnotic portraits of real-life characters in the lower depths of Portuguese society.

Director: Pedro Costa.

Writer: Pedro Costa.

Stars: Pedro Hestnes, Nuno Ferreira, Inês de Medeiros, Luís Miguel Cintra, Canto e Castro, Isabel de Castro, Henrique Viana, Luis Santos, Manuel João Vieira, Sara Breia, José Eduardo, Ana Otero, Pedro Miguel, Miguel Fernandes.



sábado, 22 de junho de 2024

The Fortress (Az eröd) - 1979

This Hungarian black comedy is set at a very special fantasy park that allows visitors to play organized war games. It proves to be a very popular attraction amongst the bored tourists until they suddenly realize that they are shooting real bullets. The authorities quickly close the park, but then recruits its director to begin using it to train real troops.

Director: Miklós Szinetár. 

Writers: Gyula Hernádi (novel), Miklós Szinetár (screenplay).

Stars: Bella Tanay, Sándor Oszter, József Madaras, Ádám Rajhona, Ferenc Bács, Gyula Benkő, Péter Benkő , Georgiana Tarjan, Nóra Németh, Judit Hernádi, Péter Haumann, Endre Harkányi, Péter Trokán.

Subtitled in English.


Sial IV - (1969) - French Mini series in 4 parts

Sial IV is a French TV miniseries by Greek filmmaker and writer Adonis Kyrou, adapted from the speculative fiction novel Deadly Image (AKA The Uncertain Midnight) by British author Edmund Cooper. It tells the story of Denis Lange, a fallout shelter engineer who is accidentally trapped in suspended animation as war breaks out in 1970, only to awaken in the early 2100s in Sial IV, an underground city in which humankind lives a life of leisure, having discharged all responsibility to androids. Assigned the android Diana as his personal assistant, Denis ventures through this unsettling idyll, eventually finding a small but tenacious group of resistors who seek to uncover the truth about the compound and its ruler, the mysterious Machiavelli.

Director: Adonis Kyrou.

Writers: Edmund Cooper (novel), Claude Delarue, Adonis Kyrou.

Stars: Henri Gilabert, Claude Cerval, Marcel Dalio, Lise Lachenal, Jacques Verlier, François Chodat, Simone Bach, Jacqueline Damien, Guy Fox, Anna Salberg, Violaine Lachenal, Sacha Solnia, Marcel Vidal, Roger Gillioz, Jean Mars, Serge Nicoloff, Jean Vigny, Georges Wod.

Music by: François de Roubaix.

Subtitles: English

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My YouTube channels temporarily frozen

I have three YouTube channels:

Revista Cine TV

Revista Cine TV - Rosebud

Revista Cine TV - Troy

The reason for three channels is that I am always trying to escape from getting my channels removed by YouTube. After three strikes, the channel is completed deleted by them. All the movies are gone with it.

The system used by YouTube to check copyright is very weak and unreliable to say the least.

Some movies that I publish are considered No Copyright Issues, but later, when the copyright owner watches his film on the platform, sends a message to YouTube to remove the film. A strike follows.

Sometimes the film published is copyrighted but the owner allows the movie to be on YouTube.  Later, the movie is removed by request of the holder of the rights.

This is not a fair play being practiced by YouTube. If you complain you get zero response.

Therefore, I have to live with this. It is like the Nazis with the French Resistance in Paris at the time of the French Occupation.

My channels are temporarily frozen because they are on ‘phase 2’, that is, with two strikes. They will be unfrozen by mid or end of July 2024 when the first or second strike expires. Be patient and follow this blog.

sexta-feira, 21 de junho de 2024

The Black Dossier - Le dossier noir (1955)

Jacques Arnaud arrives in a small town somewhere in the province. Soon a citizen reports to him that strangers have broken into his house where they stole a mysterious “black dossier”.

Director: André Cayatte. 

Stars: Antoine Balpêtré, Lea Padovani, Bernard Blier, Nelly Borgeaud, Jean-Marc Bory, Daniel Cauchy, Danièle Delorme, Paul Frankeur, Jacques Duby, Noël Roquevert, Gabrielle Fontan, Christian Fourcade, Henri Crémieux, René Génin, Lucien Nat, Sylvie, André Valmy, Edmond Ardisson.

Subtitled in English.

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His Most Serene Highness - Su alteza serenísima - (2001)

From legendary director Felipe Cazals, a historical drama of the last days of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Despite defeating the Tex...