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First Man

Ryan Gosling is playing himself and flies to the moon.

Don’t get me wrong, First Man is not a bad movie. It has its moments, especially  when Gosling drives rides his spaceships, planes and when he walks on the moon. But no matter how they try, the film lacks the emotional touch – except  for this very one moment on the moon surface. So I left the movie with mixed feelings – impressed by the men who where flying in those tin cans, but not feeling more connected to the historic person of Neil Armstrong than before.

PS: And if I’d be Goslings manager, I’d look for some roles where he is required to show some more facial expressions.

House of Cards – Season 6

This season is a train wreck.

The Sinner – Season 1

Guess I’m a little bit late to the show, but there’s just so much time to watch all those series.

The Sinner is an excellent show, crime and thriller, story twists and well played. All you could ask for, but… it has quite a plot hole. Therefore only 80% on Frankies satisfaction rate.

First Man

That thing is getting pretty good reviews and is a must-see for me. This trailer is just great. Launch time is October 12th.

 

Captive State

I like the trailer – we’ll have to wait if the movie can hold up to that. In theaters March 29th 2019.

 

Prospect

Seems to be a nice indie SciFi and is getting some first good reviews. Starts November 2nd.

Critics complain “The First” has too much family and too less SciFi; it’s slow pace and missing action. They are right and I loved it!

Take Interstellar and The Tree of Life and you get great pictures about humans,  philosophy and dreams. I really hope that there will be a season 2.

Crazy Rich Asians

What it is: A big thing for the Asian (film) community. Quite rightly.

What it isn’t: In anyway an extraordinary story or acting. It’s a mediocre RomCom, not more.

La casa de papel / Money Heist

I can’t understand why so many people dig “La casa de papel“, or “Money Heist” as it’s called in the US. The plot is unrealistic, details are flawed and the characters flat and cliché.  There is so much better stuff out there, don’t waste your time.

So after Outlaw King here are two more  outstanding Neflix trailers.

Hold the Dark – A gripping psychological thriller unfolds in the treacherous Alaskan wilderness when a retired wolf expert is summoned to investigate a child’s disappearance.

This looks pretty cool.

 

ROMA – Time and Space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with the others that flow with us at the same time and through the same places.

Something cineastic from  Alfonso Cuarón.

Four young men plan a library heist to steal some rare books but everything goes terribly wrong. The core of the film though is not the heist, but the fact that everything happened like described. The storytelling frequently jumps between interviews with the real people portrayed in the movie and the events themselves performed by actors.

Critics love the movie (86% on Rotten Tomatoes as of now), and I can’t really grab it, but something’s missing to make it outstanding for me. I’ll give it 3 out of 5 points.

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