When the next project by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve was announced and it would be with a major (Paramount Pictures), I just thought that Arrivalwould be his most commercial film, his most complacent story. Fortunately, we got here another wonderful story by this great director.
Closing the series of movies about superheroes in 2016, it has been released Doctor Strange worldwide, the introduction of one of the most powerful characters into Marvel Universe, although he is a little bit unknown for many fans.
Doctor Strange, created by Steve Ditko in 1963, is a Marvel character whose power is related to handle and know magic world and mystic arts. He is a character that gives a range of possibilities into the adventures of superheroes team that we have known during this years, where there are manipulation of time and space as well the existence of parallel universes beyond we have seen in AntMan, Guardians of Galaxy and Thor, mainly.
Before premiering his first feature film, director Iván D. Gaona worked as Director’s assistant of other Colombian filmmakers like the Oscar Award Nominee Ciro Guerra in “The Wind Journeys”. During these same years he co-founded the production company La Banda del Carro Rojo Producciones together to Diana Pérez Mejía. Since 2008, they have filmed 11 short films.
Luke Scott, son of director and producer Ridley Scott, debuts with Morgan, a feature film with a good premise but poorly executed. It is a shame!
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Artificial Intelligence is one of the greatest challenges in modern science, to create machines and programs which are more accurate in what we call “the art to replicate human brain”, and besides replicating it, to make it able to take autonomous decisions.
“Through life anyone can just getting along with everyone”
The classic song “Go West” in the version by The Pet Shop Boys, which was one of the most popular singles in 90s around the world, opens and finishes this movie, besides completes its meaning. Go west have been the desire of many during years, a symbol of different kind of freedom.
After Jeff Nichols was able to surprise us with two great semi-independent feature films, Mud and Take Shelter in 2010 and 2011, has returned into cinematographic sphere with other two movies in the same year: Loving, which was premiered with great success in Cannes Film Festival, and it is one of the most anticipated films for next Awards Season, and Midnight Special, his first movie made with a major.
The boy is an independent US terror movie that was filmed in Colombia by taking advantages of task incentives for filming in this South American country.
The filming took place in Santafe de Antioquia, Colombia and the motel that appears in the movie was built during six weeks. This way, production could give the look they planned since the very beginning of the story, something that wouldn’t have been possible in a location in USA.
In 2011, Iranian director Jafar Panahi was sentenced to six years in jail and censured to pursue his profession as a director and writer during the next 20 years. That means Panahi was condemned for not making movies. Government considered that Panahi was making propaganda against the State. But any of these court orders have been respected at all. The first one, because Panahi appealed and got house arrest (after paying a guarantee), and the second one, because he decided not to turn off the camera and has made three films since then.