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New movies in three lines: the best and worst of the week #5

From Scream 6 to Operation Fortune: three-line reviews of some must-see movies in theaters, streaming, and on home-video.

You can find a lot of more or less interesting films in theaters and on streaming platforms. Each week we will select a few to write very short reviews on them in a humorous and lighthearted tone. A useful and practical binder complete with quotes that will stick in Google’s memory. If you missed episode 4, you can catch up with it here.

Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre by Guy Ritchie

After the most beautiful and disorienting film of his career, Ritchie is right back in the safe zone, bringing little or nothing back from ‘Wrath of Man’ but dishing out all the vices of his post-post-modern cinema: fans will probably be happy about this, those who of post-post-modernism just can’t take it anymore, a little less so.

Starting April 17 exclusively on Sky Cinema and streaming on NOW, below is the trailer.

Scream 6 by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett

‘Who cares about movies!
An opening line that, after the great prologue, made me hope that we were in for something different, compared to the mess of ‘Scream 5,’ and indeed the improvements were many in this sequel.

But the meta-cinema itch, still in 2023, these two filmmakers cannot scratch: if they had the courage to stop chasing Wes Craven’s masterpieces, they could achieve something truly meaningful, because they do have the hand to master the tension. Unless they want to become the new Guy Ritchie, for crying out loud.

Jamie Payne’s ‘Luther: Toward Hell’

Luther lovers and Idris Elba, united.

Four years after the conclusion of its fifth season, BBC One’s British cop drama is reborn as a film-or rather, a superlong episode-over-the-top, grotesque, coatty, full of iconic coats, grim looks black women in positions of power, with an Andy Serkis as a sociopathic villain who just doesn’t hold up: in a word, unmissable.

Available exclusively on Netflix.

Missing by Nick Johnson and Will Merrick

For people like me who love screenlife movies…

…that is, the new subgenre of the thriller that reminds us how much the movie theater has lost its centrality in the life of images by shifting the narrative within the screens of computers and cell phones and various and sundry devices…

…these days in Italy (in theaters) comes a beautiful one, which is a standalone sequel to ‘Searching’ and on closer inspection also a sequel to ‘Run’: there is something for everyone, in short, and a little more.

Not So Close by Marc Forster

Tom Hanks playing a big-hearted (literally) gruff guy who ends up adopting the kitten he wants to push away for the entire first half of the film means running out of tears.

Two hours and ten hours is a lot, though, especially if you get there by dint of wanting to tell every comma and without leaving even half an unsaid.

Mad Heidi by Johannes Hartmann and Sandro Klopfstein

For a few days I was dealing with the worst flu of my life, stuff that even now that I’m cured if I think back on it I come back feeling sick.

It comforts me to know, however, that I wasn’t as sick as this film is sick to an incurable degree: the premise? Revisiting the story of sweet Heidi by transforming her into the rebel warrior fighting the government of an imaginary cheese Nazi Switzerland led by an Orwellian leader who hunts down lactose intolerant people.

It would have appealed to the early Peter Jackson, the one from the late 1980s early 1990s, and it seems to come right from that era.

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Matteo Regoli

critica i film, poi gli chiede scusa si occupa di cinema, e ne è costantemente occupato è convinto che nello schermo, a contare davvero, siano le immagini porta avanti con poca costanza Fatti di Cinema, blog personale

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