Javier Bardem as the paternalistic and clumsy CEO of a company where everything goes down the drain, the biopic of Elvis Presley, the flamboyant destiny of Buzz Lightyear… What should we see this week? Discover the cinema selection of Figaro.
Baz Luhrmann biopic, 2h39
With Austin Butler, the King has unearthed the ideal performer for this biopic where the music finds its place. It is as if the immortal interprets Heartbreak Hotel had never left the building. It’s simple, Austin Butler is Elvis. From the first images, we are convinced to see the King incarnate before our eyes. Better than the thousands of look-alikes and other clones that have appeared since his death nearly forty-five years ago, Butler masterfully interprets the role, or rather the roles, Elvis was so multiple, from his appearance at the age of 19. until his death at age 42. WE
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El Buen Patron – Have
Comedy by Fernando León d’Aranoa, 2h00
They were only missing that. The licensed accountant camps in front of the factory, sleeps in his car, brandishes banners, summons his children, yells into a megaphone. Now is really not the time. Blanco scales are about to win the Excellence Award for the best company in the region. A commission is likely to tumble unexpectedly. The boss does not take off. Is it his fault if there was a social plan? He announced it with a heavy heart. The market is not joking. From the top of his balcony, this brave fifty-year-old delivers a speech to his troops that is as satisfied as it is purring. Javier Bardem shines as the paternalistic and clumsy CEO of a company where everything goes down the drain. A particularly tasty social comedy. IN.
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Buzz Lightning– Have
Animation by Angus MacLane, 1h49
In Buzz Lightning the young space ranger, sidekick to cowboy Woody in Toy Storycrashes his big turnip-shaped exploration ship on a hostile planet. With the help of his partner, Izzy Hawthorne, he intends to get the human colony stuck on this inhospitable star out of trouble. In this arduous task, he will be helped by a band of very sympathetic broken arms, not to mention a robot cat called Sox, as cute as he is resourceful. Director Angus MacLane and Pixar seize this cosmonaut in the green and white suit and invent a flamboyant destiny for him. An animated film worthy of a 1960s space opera. OD
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Tastes and colors– You can see
Comedy by Michel Leclerc, 1h50
Marcia (Rebecca Marder), a young singer with a bright future, composes an album with her idol, Daredjane. Judith Chemla makes boxes of it in the old glory of the 1970s, reclusive in her apartment on Île Saint-Louis. Mix of Janis Joplin and Catherine Ringer (or Patti Smith and Brigitte Fontaine), she is little helped by makeup that makes her look like Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Why not give the role to a septuagenarian actress? Fortunately, things quickly work out when Daredjane dies falling from a bridge. The comedy takes off with the arrival of Anthony (Félix Moati), a distant beneficiary of Daredjane, unkind to his late relative but very happy to spit sorrel on his discography by selling his hits to advertisers. shameless. Leclerc has a sense of satire. He is also a great romantic and ignites the spark between the chic Marcia and the popular Anthony, fan of karaoke and variety. A satire not always fine. E.S.
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I’m Your Man– You can see
Romance by Maria Schrader, 1h45
To win the support of his boss, Alma, an archaeologist from Berlin, reluctantly tests a robot whose algorithm has been designed to meet the slightest needs of its owner. Can a robot develop feelings? Can a human fall in love with an android? In these SF shots, the German actress and director Maria Schrader (Deutschland 83, Unorthodox ) delivered with I’m Your Mana modern idyll with sharp Germanic lucidity. And deviates from its axis the good old romantic comedy. His debunking of the soul mate myth is guaranteed without blue flower or sentimentality. It even includes a hint of melancholy and existential dread. CJ
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Black Phone – To avoid
Horror by Scott Derrickson, 1h43
In Denver, “The Catcher” kidnaps teenagers. He lures them into his van, leaving only traces of black balloons. The victims find themselves in a cellar on the wall of which is fixed an old telephone. When it rings, the murdered kids are on the line. The director of Sinisterdoes not get tired, picks up worn strings, sleazy on the side of Stephen King. We have already seen that a thousand times, despite Ethan Hawke as a sadistic killer decked out in a demon mask. Hello ? We hang up. E.S.