quinta-feira, 27 de julho de 2023

Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea (1977)

Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Director
Jindrich Polák

Stars
Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík

Music by Karek Svoboda

Subs: English only.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ZCetGRXlZIE

A movie from Czechoslovakia that I posted in 2022 in one of my channels removed  by YouTube. This is a new link.

Copyright owner is blocking in these territories
Czechia, Slovakia

Francisca (Manoel de Oliveira, 1981)

The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.

Portugal's submission to "Best Foreign Language Film" for the 55th Academy Awards.

Director
Manoel de Oliveira


Writers
Agustina Bessa-Luís, Manoel de Oliveira


Stars
Teresa Menezes, Diogo Dória, Mário Barroso

YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/aYFfA46NoaE

Subtitles: English. Audio in Portuguese (Portugal)

The Realm of Fortune - El imperio de la fortuna (Arturo Ripstein, 1986)

A very poor and handicapped man, lives in a small town in Mexico with his mother. He works announcing things along the town. He is very interested in the cock fighting. One day a man gives him a looser cock, thinking to give him something to eat, but instead he takes care of the animal and it becomes a winner cock. He begins to win some money. La Caponera, a very good looking singer, earlier avoided him but now she uses her coquetry to gain some drinks.

Director
Arturo Ripstein

Stars
Ernesto Gómez Cruz, Blanca Guerra, Alejandro Parodi

Subtitles only English available.


Link on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/qSWy4Y24tP0

Copyright owner is blocking in Russia

terça-feira, 25 de julho de 2023

I'm Not There (Todd Haynes, 2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the artist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified.

Director 

Todd Haynes

Stars
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger, Richard Gere. Kris Kristopherson (narrator).

Todd Haynes needed to get approval from Bob Dylan to use his music, since (unlike in his Velvet Goldmine (1998) where David Bowie did not give his permission for his music) he felt the film would not work without it. At the encouragement of Dylan's manager, Haynes wrote a one-page summary of his concept and the characters, which Dylan approved. It took another 6 years to get the film made due to funding difficulties.


Subs: English.

Video Link: https://youtu.be/jbtYWOFBglY

Blocked in a lot of countries, such as Brazil and UK, but not blocked in the U.S.

Sans Soleil (Chris Marker, 1983) - Documentary

"He wrote me...." A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco.

Director & Writer
Chris Marker

Stars
Amilcar Cabral, Florence Delay, Arielle Dombasle

Subtitles: English

Video Link: https://youtu.be/BOVkBC5YPFY

segunda-feira, 24 de julho de 2023

The Dresser (Peter Yates, 1983)

In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand, the dresser, Norman (Sir Tom Courtenay), is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support deteriorating star Sir (Albert Finney) as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in the story of Lear and the Fool that is being presented on-stage, as the situation comes to a crisis.

Director
Peter Yates
Writer
Ronald Harwood
Stars
Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox.

Subtitles in English -  hard coded.
Title in Portuguese - O Fiel Camareiro
Movie link:  https://youtu.be/W09O3Ba4POQ

Movie nominated for 5 Oscars
Music by James Horner.
One of the posters for this movie featured a long preamble that read: "Tom Courtenay is The Dresser. The wardrobe man devoted to the Star. Albert Finney is The Star. The actor devoted to himself. The story is about their friendship. The tears. The heartbreaks. The joys. The fears. The devotion. The dreams . . . What happens backstage is always pure drama. And often pure comedy".

Tai Chi Master (1993) - Michelle Yeoh & Jet Li

Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the
government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.

Director
Woo-Ping Yuen
Writer
Kwong-Kim Yip

Stars
Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Siu-Ho Chin

Subs: English & Portuguese
Video link: https://youtu.be/SXykXiNeLj4

domingo, 23 de julho de 2023

Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah, 1971)

Upon moving to Britain to get away from American violence, astrophysicist David Sumner and his wife Amy are bullied and taken advantage of by the locals hired to do construction. When David finally takes a stand it escalates quickly into a bloody battle as the locals assault his house.

Director
Sam Peckinpah

Stars
Dustin Hoffman,Susan George, Peter Vaughan.

Music by Jerry Fielding.

Sam Peckinpah was a genius. One of my favorites.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/Ettqup5uspc

Subs: English and Portuguese


sexta-feira, 21 de julho de 2023

Julius Caesar 2002 Miniseries

This is mini-series in two parts condensed into one feature film.

Covering the period from Sulla's occupation of Rome in 82 BC to Julius Caesar's murder in 44 BC.
The miniseries will not only show Caesar as one of the greatest politicians, generals and orators to have ever lived. It will particularly tell of a man, of his early days, of his formation and assent to power, of his ambitions, anxieties, weaknesses and of the three great loves of his

Directed by Uli Edel

Stars
Jeremy Sisto as Caesar Richard Harris as Sula, Christopher Walken as Cato. Valeria Golina as Calpurnia.

This is the last appearance of actor Richard Harris as an actor.

Subs: English.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/CSUZaFrGgso

Copyright owner is blocking in these territories
Austria, Germany, Switzerland

Once (John Carney, 2007)

An unnamed guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer/songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. An unnamed girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her Mom and her daughter by night. Guy meets girl and they get to know each other as the girl helps the guy put together a demo disc that he can take to London in hope of landing a music contract. During the same several day period, the guy and the girl work through their past loves, and reveal their budding love for one another, through their songs.

Director & Writer
John Carney

Stars
Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh

Subs: English & Portuguese.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/2LjlSkZxTjk

Copyright owner is blocking in these territories
Algeria, Andorra, Austria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo - Kinshasa, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guinea, Guyana, Isle of Man, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Mayotte, Monaco, Morocco, New Caledonia, Niger, Réunion, Senegal, Seychelles, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Switzerland, Togo, Tunisia, Wallis & Futuna


quarta-feira, 19 de julho de 2023

Inside Moves (Richard Donner, 1980)

After a failed suicide attempt leaves him partially crippled, Roary begins spending a lot of time at a neighborhood bar full of interesting misfits. When Jerry the bartender suddenly finds himself playing


basketball for the Golden State Warriors, Roary and the rest of the bar regulars hope his success will provide a lift to their sagging spirits. Will Jerry forget his friends? What about his junkie hooker girlfriend and her pimp?

Director
Richard Donner

Stars
John Savage, David Morse, Diana Scarwid, Harold Russell.

Music by John Barry

YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/jLxXzT5Bkdk

Subs: English

terça-feira, 18 de julho de 2023

The Spanish Prisoner (Richard Donner,1997)

Joe Ross has developed a process that will make his company a fortune. It will also make whoever has it a fortune, so the details are kept secret and secure. However, the executives at the company seem reluctant to commit to bonuses or royalties for Ross, so he starts looking at his options. He also has a new friend, the wealthy Jimmy Dell, and he is happy to give him advice on the matter.

Director & Writer
David Mamet


Stars:  Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay, Rebecca Pidgeon, Felicity Huffman.

Subs: English & Portuguese.

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/L_WrWzfF__o


domingo, 16 de julho de 2023

The Lucky Ones (Neil Burger, 2008)

The story revolves around three soldiers - Colee, TK and Cheever - who return from the war after suffering injuries and learn that life has moved on without them. They end up on an unexpected road trip across the U.S., with Colee on a mission to bring her boyfriend's guitar back to his family because he saved her life, TK seeking the confidence to face his wife after a shrapnel injury threatens his sexual function, and middle-aged Cheever planning to hit the casinos in a desperate effort to pay for his son's college tuition.

Director
Neil Burger

Stars
Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña

Subs: English & Portuguese
YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/NmGxxXtCols

Blocked in these countries: American Samoa, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada, Cook Islands, Denmark, Eswatini, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guyana, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, St. Martin, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, U.S. Outlying Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futuna, Zimbabwe

Jane Birkin Dies: Singer, Actress, Serge Gainsbourg Muse Was 76

French media has reported the death of Jane Birkin at the age of 76.

The English-French star was best known for her relationship with musician Serge Gainsbourg. The pair, who were married from 1968 to 1980, collaborated on the risque hit ‘Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus’, released in 1969 – and recorded the year before, six months after they met on the set of the film Slogan.

Although born in London, Birkin found fame singing in French – and she lived in France from the 1970s onwards. She became celebrated as a style icon throughout the late 1960s and 70s, her personal image often transcending her work on screen. The enduring Birkin handbag was inspired by her European elegance.


Her film appearances included Blow Up (1966) and big-budget Agatha Christie adaptations Death on the Nile (1978) and Evil Under the Sun (1982)


 

quinta-feira, 6 de julho de 2023

The Believer (Henry Bean, 2001)

"The Believer" explores a Jewish student's private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. "The Believer" examines themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole.

Director
Henry Bean

Stars
Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows.

Subtitles: English.
YouTube link:  https://youtu.be/3y5zzT3XBJo

Copyright owner is blocking in France, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Réunion, St. Barthélemy, St. Martin, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Wallis & Futuna

Kaya Scodelario Boards Netflix’s Ayrton Senna Series

Kaya Scodelario, fresh from wrapping Netflix’s Guy Ritchie series The Gentlemen, is sticking with the streamer for her next role.

Scodelario, who is best known for her roles in The Maze Runner and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales as well as breaking out via British teen series Skins, will star in limited series Senna.

The series will tell the story of Brazilian Formula 1 legend Ayrton Senna.

Scodelario, whose mother is from Sao Paulo, will play a fictional character in the series, which is filming in Brazil and Argentina.

The six-part series will show the three-time Formula 1 champion’s trajectory of overcoming joys and sorrows, exploring his personality and personal relationships. The starting point of the series will be the beginning of Ayrton’s racing career, when he moves to England to compete in Formula Ford, until the tragic accident in Imola, Italy, during the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994.

Senna is produced by Brazilian production company Gullane, which was founded by Caio and Fabiano Gullane with Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim as showrunner. It is directed by Vicente Amorim and Julia Rezende. The series is produced in participation with Senna’s family.

“Being half-Brazilian it has always been a dream of mine to work on a Brazilian Production. It is an honor to be involved in a project that tells the story of Ayrton, a true national hero who means so much to the people of Brazil and around the world. It’s a huge responsibility and I am so excited to go on this journey,” said Scodelario.

Senna will be portrayed by Brazilian actor Gabriel Leone (Um Lugar ao Sol).

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...