A lackluster film about senility, Sophie Marceau’s most disturbing role and an anti-terrorist thriller… What should we see this week? Discover the cinema selection of Figaro.
November – Have
Detective film by Cédric Jimenez, 1h47
Let’s go. In the police premises, the phones ring in all directions. Jérémie Renier no longer knows where to turn. It is the evening of November 13, 2015. The film plunges into a reality that no one has forgotten. He describes the events only from the side of the investigators. The choice stands. Action first. It is urgent to denounce this imposture: Cédric Jimenez is the most American of our directors. With him, energy is not a word learned from books. His model may be found with Kathryn Bigelow of Zero Dark Thirty . The end remains open. Nothing is certain. Nothing is resolved. November proves in unstoppable images that candles and reading Paris is a party are not enough, will never be enough. Like cinema, counter-terrorism is a matter for professionals. Message received. E. NOT.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero – Have
Animated film by Tetsurô Kodama, 1h40
Alfred Hitchcock used to say: “The more successful the villain, the better the film will be” ? Well that’s what just happened to this umpteenth part of the license dragonball . Written by Akira Toriyama in person, the film, produced for the first time using computer-generated images, highlights the Red Ribbon army. The tiny mob boss with the thin Magenta mustache and his bodyguard/driver/henchman Carmine, recruit Dr. Géro’s grandson and manipulate him into creating a pair of ultimate cyborgs Gamma 1 and 2 as well as a another mysterious Cell Max creature. This time, the champions and defenders of the Earth are Piccolo, a green Namek fighter with small antennae, who allies himself with Son Gohan. All in all, thanks to the rather jubilant service villains, the show is assured. And from 12 to 30 years old, fans of the saga dragonballcan have fun… OD
A woman of our time– Have
Drama by Jean Paul Civeyrac, 1h36
You can be both d’Artagnan’s daughter and Robin Hood’s cousin? Or would we be dealing with a remake of Deliverance with the star of The party reprising the role of Burt Reynolds? Intriguing. Rather swollen even. This woman is Juliane. She is a police commissioner in Paris. She shoots archery, sometimes in a club but especially in the woods. She also writes thrillers. His next book will be different. It is devoted to his sister Lydia, who died under the wheels of a car in Japan five years earlier in unclear circumstances (suicide or accident?). Sophie Marceau carries the quiver with elegance and shoots her arrows in style. A misleading cinegeny. The one who has long been the favorite personality of the French does not necessarily give herself the beautiful role in the costume of a vengeful and tragic Amazon. She certainly finds here one of the strongest and most disturbing characters of her career. E. S.
The Fighter – You can see
Documentary by Camille Ponsin, 1 h 34
At 90, even though she is retired, ethnologist Marie-José Tubiana continues to defend refugees from Darfur. The documentary scrutinizes the daily life of a sacred personality. Phone calls, collection of testimonies, she does not stop. We would like to age like that. IN.
Ticket to Paradise – You can see
Romantic comedy by Ol Parker, 1:42
After learning that their daughter is about to marry a young seaweed fisherman she just met, a wealthy divorced American couple travel to Bali to sabotage the wedding. On a plot sewn with white thread, in a postcard setting, the Julia Roberts-George Clooney tandem (which has more and more false airs of Cary Grant) still sparks on the model of “screwball comedies” , way The Impossible Mr. Baby Where Some like it hot . The charm operates at times and the film turns out to be pleasant… but without surprise. OD
A nice morning – You can see
Drama by Mia Hansen-Love, 1:52
A translator whose father is declining doesn’t quite know what to do with him. The retirement home is needed. Léa Seydoux plays busy, meets a long-lost friend, Melvil Poupaud. All hunched over, Pascal Greggory plays the little senile. As usual, the director, whose sincerity is not in question, signs a sluggish, flat, transparent film. Nothing new. E. NOT.
Tori and Lokita – To avoid
Drama by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1 h 28
Already little inclined to lightness, the Belgian brothers are more and more pessimistic. They are not Tori and Lokita, two young African migrants confronted with all the turpitude, which will brighten up their already very gloomy cinema. A lead screed too mechanical and predictable to move. The spectator leaves overwhelmed. E. S.