After nine weeks of total and absolute hegemony of ‘Avatar: The Sense of Water’ at the national box office, everything points to the fact that the premieres of this February 17th James Cameron’s Na’vi will be dethroned once and for all. The start of Phase 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is destined to become the new number one, but It is not the only interesting thing that will land on our screensand here we are going to review all the news.
The premieres of February 17, 2023
‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ (2023)
- ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ is the 31st film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first of Phase 5 of it.
- Like its two predecessors, it is once again directed by Peyton Reed, who has fully assimilated the character, as he demonstrates on this occasion.
- Paul Rudd reprises as the titular superhero alongside Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer, notable performances by Kathryn Newton as Cassie Lang and Jonathan Majors as Kang the Conqueror.
- The film is the definitive start of the Multiverse Saga after a Phase 4 that was too focused on introducing characters, so you can expect a good helping of multiversal adventures and cosmic cocoa.
Criticism in Espinof: ‘Ant-man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ has made me regain faith in Marvel: it is a film that exploits the sense of fun and straightens the course in Phase 5
‘The triangle of sadness’ (‘Triangle of Sadness’, 2022)
- It is the new film by Ruben Östlund, director of titles such as ‘Force Majeure’ or ‘The Square’.
- It is nominated for three Oscars; specifically in the categories of best film, best original screenplay and best direction.
- Its cast includes names like Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson, Charlbi Dean or Dolly De Leon.
- It comes to our cinemas with the seal of quality from the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Palme d’Or for best film.
Criticism in Espinof: Cannes Film Festival 2022: Ruben Östlund continues to portray the superficiality of our time with his scathing triangle of sadness
‘They speak’ (‘Women Talking’, 2023)
- It is Sarah Polley’s fourth feature film after the fictions ‘Far from her’ and ‘Take This Waltz’ and the documentary ‘Stories We Tell’.
- It is up for the Oscars for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, proving that this year the competition in the main categories is fierce.
- Its cast includes names of the level of Frances McDormand, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy or Ben Whishaw. Undoubtedly, a spectacular collection of performers.
- The film, based on true events, explores the reality of victims of sexual abuse in an isolated religious colony in Bolivia.
- ‘Venus’ is the adaptation of the play of the same name by Víctor Conde, who debuted on the big screen with this feature film.
- The film does not hide its theatricality, betting heavily on dialogue to display its intricate readings on love, time and destiny.
- Its direction of photography, in beautiful black and white, is carried out by Pol Turrents, DOP and first division streamer.
- Antonio Hortelano, Paula Muñoz, Ariana Bruguera, Carlos Serrano-Clark and Miquel Fernández lead its cast.