Does having Christmas just around the corner sour your temper? Does the cold put you in a bad mood? Have you been working non-stop since Monday because only the one in Brooklyn is the bridge? Don’t worry, the penalties, with movies, are less, and this December 9 the rooms are filled with a good handful of premieres which we are going to review below so as not to lose the habit.
The premieres of December 9, 2022
- This is the new film by Carlos Vermut, responsible for revered titles in Spanish cinema such as ‘Diamond Flash’, ‘Magical Girl’ or ‘Who will sing to you’.
- It comes to our theaters after passing through the Sitges Festival —out of competition, yes— and with four Goya nominations under its belt, including best direction and screenplay.
- On this occasion, it once again twists the preconceptions of the genre to hybridize drama, thriller, and even terror in a most intense experience.
- Its cast is led by Nacho Sánchez and Zoe Stein, who have garnered two nominations for the stubborn best actor and best new actress.
Criticism in Espinof: ‘Mantícora’ is the sublimation of Carlos Vermut with a fabulous monster movie in which special effects are not needed
‘Open Body’ (‘O Corpo Aberto’, 2022)
- It is the first fiction feature film by Ángeles Huerta, who in 2016 directed the documentary ‘Olvida Monelos’.
- ‘Open Body’ is a supernatural horror story set around the year 1900 that adapts the story by Xosé Luis Méndez Ferrín.
- Its cast includes names like Tamar Novas, Victória Guerra, María Vázquez or Federico Pérez.
- Whoever expects a good handful of ‘Midsommar’-style rites with a tone and setting that bet more on atmosphere than on jumpscares and artifice, will surely be satisfied.
Criticism in Espinof: ‘Open body’: ‘Midsommar’ rites in Galicia for another powerful debut of a director in a huge year for terror
‘Background noise’ (‘White Noise’, 2022)
- Its director is Noah Baumbach, a leader of the mumblecore movement and author of the acclaimed ‘Marriage Story’ and other films such as ‘Frances Ha’.
- Baumbach repeats with Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig in the cast, in which we also find Don Cheadle,
- It is a limited release in theaters before the landing of the film on Netflix on December 30
- It’s shot on photochemical, Kodak Vision3 35mm and 65mm film, so it’s a plus to give it a chance on the big screen.
Criticism in Espinof: ‘Background noise’: Netflix and A24 give Noah Baumbach free rein to reflect the neurosis of the pandemic in an ambitious exercise of self-indulgence
‘The protector (The Enforcer)’ (‘The Enforcer’, 2022)’
‘Mrs. Harris goes to Paris’ (‘Mrs. Harris goes to Paris’, 2022)
‘Simone, the woman of the century’ (‘Simone, le voyage du siècle’, 2022)
‘Rabbit Academy: The Great Easter Egg Theft’ (‘Die Häschenschule – Der große Eierklau’, 2022)
‘Little flower’ (‘Petite fleur’, 2022)
‘Mission H2O’ (2018)
‘With the years I have left’ (2022)
More recommendations in Espinof File
If the new releases at the cinema do not finish us off on the weekend, you can take a look at the movies in theaters from last week, or the previous one. If we still have nothing to do, it is always a good idea to turn to our weekly newsletter where our collaborators recommend the series and movies they are currently watching.
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