Episode 29 : READY PLAYER ONE

April 8, 2018
00:0000:00

David Ehrlich's article :

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/ready-player-one-steven-spielberg-death-of-movies-1201948519/

Director : Steven Spielberg

Starring : Tye Sheridan - Olivia Cooke - Ben Mendelsohn - Lena Waithe - T.J. Miller - Simon Pegg - Mark Rylance.

Synopsis :

In the year 2045, the real world is a harsh place. The only time Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) truly feels alive is when he escapes to the OASIS, an immersive virtual universe where most of humanity spends their days. In the OASIS, you can go anywhere, do anything, be anyone-the only limits are your own imagination. The OASIS was created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance), who left his immense fortune and total control of the Oasis to the winner of a three-part contest he designed to find a worthy heir. When Wade conquers the first challenge of the reality-bending treasure hunt, he and his friends-aka the High Five-are hurled into a fantastical universe of discovery and danger to save the OASIS.

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Music :

The Reality Machine by Monroeville Music Center

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monroeville_Music_Center/Choose_Your_Own_Adventure/The_Reality_Machine

Episode 28 : ISLE OF DOGS

April 1, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Wes Anderson

Starring : Bryan Cranston - Koyu Rankin - Edward Norton
Bob Balaban - Bill Murray - Jeff Goldblum - Kunichi Nomura - Akira Takayama - Greta Gerwig - Frances McDormand - Akira Ito - Scarlett Johansson - Harvey Keitel - F. Murray Abraham - Yoko Ono

Synopsis :

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

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Music :

Dogs & Cats by Jahzzar

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/RawDub/05_-_Dogs_Cats

Episode 27 : THE DEATH OF STALIN

March 24, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Armando Iannucci

Starring : Steve Buscemi - Simon Russell Beale - Paddy Considine - Rupert Friend - Jason Isaacs - Michael Palin - Andrea Riseborough and Jeffrey Tambor

Synopsis :

In early-1953 Moscow, under the Great Terror's heavy cloak of state paranoia, the ever-watchful Soviet leader, Joseph Stalin, collapses unexpectedly of a brain haemorrhage. Inevitably, when his body is discovered in the following morning, a frenetic surge of raw panic spreads like a virus in the senior members of the Council of Ministers, as they scramble to maintain order, weed out the competition, and, ultimately, take power. But in the middle of a gut-wrenching roller-coaster of incessant plotting, tireless machinations, and frail allegiances, absolutely no one is safe; not even the feared chief of the secret police, Lavrenti Beria. In the end, who will prevail after the death of Stalin?

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Music :

Alcoholism in the Former Soviet Republics by The United

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_United_Sons_of_Toil/When_The_Revolution_Comes_Everything_Will_Be_Beautiful/The_United_Sons_of_Toil_-_When_The_Revolution_Comes_Everything_Will_Be_Beautiful_-_01_Alcoholism_in_the_Former_Soviet_Republics

Episode 26 : LOVELESS

March 5, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Starring : Maryana Spivak - Aleksey Rozin - Matvey Novikov.

Synopsis :

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

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Music :

Loved Ones by Rowan Jane

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rowan_Box/Mentors/Rowan_Box_-_Mentors_-_01_Loved_Ones_1559

Episode 25 : ANNIHILATION

March 2, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Alex Garland

Starring : Natalie Portman - Jennifer Jason Leigh - Tessa Thompson - Oscar Issac - Gina Rodriguez.

Synopsis :

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

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Music :

Creative Destruction by Nihilore

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nihilore/Truth_and_Justification/Nihilore_-_Truth_and_Justification_-_02_Creative_Destruction

Episode 24 : HAPPY END

February 22, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Michael Haneke.

Starring : Isabelle Huppert - Jean-Louis Trintignant - Mathieu Kassovitz.

Synopsis :

Gradually succumbing to dementia, George Laurent, the octogenarian patriarch of the Laurents, an affluent upper-bourgeois family, is uncomfortably sharing his palatial manor in Calais, the heart of the infamous migrant jungle, with his twice-married son, Thomas, and Anne, his workaholic daughter who has taken over the family construction business. Divorced and frigid, Anne has to handle the impact of a disastrous workplace accident caused by her disappointing son Pierre's negligence, while at the same time, the urgent hospitalisation of Thomas' ex-wife from a mysterious poisoning, leads his sulky 13-year-old daughter, Ève, to live with her father and his new wife, Anais. Undoubtedly, in this family, everyone has a skeleton in the closet, and as the fates of the Laurents enmesh with insistent and ignoble desires, a peculiar and disturbing alliance will form. But in the end, some secrets are bigger than others.

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Music :

Happy Ending by Jahzzar.

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/The_Crowd_excerpt/Happy_Ending

Episode 23 : THE SQUARE

February 18, 2018
00:0000:00

Director : Ruben Östlund

 

Starring : Claes Bang - Elisabeth Moss - Terry Notary - Dominic West.

 

Synopsis :

 

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

 

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Music :

 

Selfish by Mise Darling

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Mise/Plastic_Love/Mise_-_Plastic_Love_-_10_Selfish

Episode 22 : THE VENERABLE W.

February 7, 2018
00:0000:00

Directed by Barbet Schroeder

 

Synopsis :

 

A view of the religious tensions between Muslims and Buddhist through the portrait of the Buddhist monk Ashin Wirathu, leader of anti-Muslim movement in Myanmar.

 

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Music :

 

Victory of Buddha by Siddhartha

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Siddhartha/Freedom/Siddhartha_-_Freedom_-_01_Victory_of_Buddha

Episode 21 : MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS OF 2018

January 31, 2018
00:0000:00

Please be good.

 

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Music :

 

Just Wait by Drake Stafford

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Drake_Stafford/SUNDAY/JUST_WAIT_-_DRAKE_STAFFORD

Episode 20 : TOP 10 FILMS OF 2017

January 21, 2018
00:0000:00

It's that time of year (well maybe a little late...) where we spend an inordinate amount of time ranking films and filling the void in our lives and in our souls.

 

Link to the IHE review of 'Who Killed Captain Alex?' :

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtiVL6z8wE&t=2s

 

If you are too lazy to watch or can't stand my stupid voice, my full list can be found here :

 

https://letterboxd.com/sofull/list/top-10-2017/

 

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Music :

 

The Great by Broke For Free.

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Slam_Funk/Broke_For_Free_-_Slam_Funk_-_03_The_Great