Category "Film Club": watched 6 films

Before the holidays and while flying back and forth, I watched several films. Everything is more or less new, only one of 2009, but for some reason it did not come across to me earlier. And you?
The invention of the lie / The Invention of Lying (2009)
Cast: Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, John Hill, Louis S. C., Jeffrey Tambor, Finola Flanagan, Rob Lowe, Tina Fey, Donna Sorbello, Stephanie March
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The main character Mark lives in a world where everyone speaks the truth and only the truth, there is no lie here. He himself - a loser, who is about to be dismissed from work. His landlord gives him 1 day to find money to pay for housing. Mark decides to withdraw his last 300 dollars from the account, but suddenly something happens in his head, and in the bank, he lied, says he wants to withdraw 800 dollars, and he is given out to him. After that, Mark slowly begins to use lies to make his life and the lives of people better ...
Not the worst movie, at once ok. The first half is a comedy, the second is a melodrama. The main disadvantage is Jennifer Garner. Angular, skinny, with pointed features. At the same time in the film she is beautiful there. Pff.The horror begins when the girl at the end begins to cry, a very ugly facial expression.
The subject of the invention lies promising, but it is used somehow superficially or something. In order not to make abstruse films and not to load the viewer, the creators decided to shoot easier. And at the beginning of the film, when we are shown the world without lies, all the characters say nasty things to each other, not a single compliment. The feeling that this is just a stream of thoughts, which they voice out loud. As they say, in mind, then in language. Apparently the director hyperbole. It is expected that at the end of the film the whole web of lies will be revealed, and the main character will pay for his deception, but no, this does not happen. Actually, I wonder where all this will lead, how will they live on? After all, he even took the story to misinterpret ...
Doctor Strange / Doctor Strange (2016)
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stulbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Edkins, Zara Pitian
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A terrible car accident put an end to the career of a successful neurosurgeon Dr. Strange. Desperate, he embarks on a journey in search of healing and opens in himself an incredible ability to transform space and time.Now he is the connecting link between parallel dimensions, and his mission is to protect the inhabitants of the Earth and resist Evil, whatever appearance it may take.
I am not a fan of Cumberbatch and Swinton, I generally learned about Marvel not so long ago, but I liked the film. Fantasy - the most fertile genre. There are a lot of claims to historical films at once, a comedy should be funny, but not vulgar, and here - bang - popular comics, a cult story. Cumberbatch - played well, and Swinton is really good, it's fun to watch. The plot is intriguing, I want to know "what is there around the corner," about any popcorn out of the question, everything is very dynamic, beautiful and exciting. At the end of the reserve for the second part. We are waiting for the continuation.
Tonya vs all / I, Tonya (2016)
Cast: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale, Boyana Novakovic, Caitlin Carver, Maisie Smith, McKenna Grace
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The American figure skater Tone Harding had a hard time: first a difficult childhood with a formidable mother, then a hard youth, an early marriage with a rogue and failure to compete due to underestimated ratings by the judges. And then there was a scandal: during the most important competitions, the idea to intimidate the rival is not going according to plan ...
A film from the entertainment program aboard Aeroflot.Immediately chose him, remembered what she wanted to see. The genre seems to be a comedy, but for me it's more drama. I am not a fan of figure skating and have never heard of American athlete Tone Harding before. It turns out she was the first time in the United States completed the triple Axel. But her life is a struggle. At home - the negative from the mother, the relationship with her husband does not go well, the career is going bad. After all, the figure skater is almost a princess, she must be feminine, fragile and airy. And then the habalka Tonya with an aggressive style. She wanted to ride a rock music, it pinched. She showed sports, she was told that tulle on a suit is vulgar. And then before the Olympics there was this muddy story with Nancy Carrigan, who put a fat point on the career of a figure skater. It’s just awful to take away from man the main business of life. Given that he has nothing to do with it and not guilty. At the end of the film, along with the captions, they show the real Tonya Harding and the episodes with her. I wanted to read about it in more detail. And about Margot Robbie, who performed the role of an eccentric figure skater.
Suburbicon / Suburbicon (2017)
Cast: Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac, Noah Joop, Glenn Fleschler, Megan Ferguson, Jack Conley, Gary Basaraba, Michael Cohen, Steve Monroe
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Welcome to sunny Suburbicon! In a beautiful quiet town in the heart of America.Happy families. Cheap nice little house. Well-groomed lawns. The embodiment of the American dream. The wonderful life of the town is suddenly interrupted by a shocking, extraordinary event - an exemplary family is experiencing an invasion of their family nest. This event pushes for the worst acts in their idyllic life - blackmail, revenge and betrayal.
It also looked in the air. Quite a strange movie. With an unexpected finale (at least for me). The director was George Clooney, they all bury him in the world and in every possible way scold him. I do not regret that I looked. Although there are strange moments. For example, why is there a black family in the story? It would not be her, nothing would have changed. Why would it suddenly started a riot in the city? This is a quiet cozy exemplary town, like there should not be Gopnik. They say that the trailer is full of spoilers, I did not watch it.
Out of good. Liked the boy's acting game. Such an emotional face. Yes, in general, all the greats. Although I do not particularly like Julianne Moore. She plays two roles at once there. But the end ... Everyone will understand it in their own way. For me, the main villain is obvious, but after reading the reviews, I realized that many people think differently.Some did not understand anything at all and asked to be explained. In a word, a strange movie.
Scam of Dr. Nock / Knock (2017)
Cast: Omar Sy, Alex Luts, Ana Girardot, Sabine Azema, Pascal Elbe, Audrey Dana, Michel Vuyermoz, Christian Ek, Helen Vincent, Andrea Ferreol
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1950s Pickpocket and adventurer Nok, hiding from "colleagues" in the small French town of Saint-Maurice, pretends to be a licensed doctor. He came up with a cunning, but simple plan, how not to be left without a means of livelihood: to treat healthy people for diseases that do not exist in them. Nok - a master in the art of manipulation and seduction - almost achieved the desired goal, if not for two small difficulties: he fell in love, and on the threshold suddenly appeared a friend from the past who intends to tell the whole truth about the doctor.
In May, Aeroflot updated the list of films; there was no “Knock” on the way from Moscow to Vladivostok, but it was back. Began to watch because of Omar Si. I first noticed him in the movie"1+1"where he played the carer of a rich handicapped person. He interested me. Charming, with warm energy, Omar Si will save any film. "Nok" turned out cheerful and non-stressed. If you omit the moral question.Many are outraged that the main character, the crook and the rascal, is shown in a positive way. But after all, in the end, the residents of the city began to live better, established relations, began to observe hygiene, they were grateful to the “doctor”. I liked the film, I approve.
Salute-7 (2017)
Cast: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Alexander Samoylenko, Vitaly Khaev, Oksana Fandera, Lyubov Aksenova, Polina Rudenko, Alexander Serebryakova, Maria Mironova, Natalya Kudryashova
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The Salyut-7 space station, which is in orbit in unmanned mode, suddenly stops responding to signals from the flight control center. It was decided to send a rescue expedition into orbit. The space crew must find a "dead" station and for the first time in the world to dock with a 20-ton block of uncontrolled iron.
The astronauts understand that they have little chance of returning to Earth. But this risky path is the only one possible. They should not only penetrate Salut-7, but also revive it. Will two people be able to prevent an imminent disaster and save the planet from the fall of the station? Rescue expedition turns into a dangerous ordeal. A real space detective is unfolding in orbit.The film is based on real events: a flight to the Salyut-7 station in 1985 is considered the most difficult flight in the history of astronautics.
Something similar I have seen recently. Straight deja vu. Exactly"First Time"- the theme is the same, the characters are one on one, even the actors. Stop, there Mironov, and here Derevianko. It turns out they are so similar, one person, stunned. In short, everything is the same, the theme of the Soviet breakup is shown, even in space. Guys, you fly off there, look what happened, fix it if you can. And here two cosmonauts naturally sit on the bench in the open space and chat for life. And the American shuttle is flying by. Well, I don't know :) As a feature film, it's fun to see, entertaining, I was interested. But do not take it seriously.

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