Category Drama

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey, the luxurious mansion of the Crowley family, prepares to receive the most illustrious guests who have ever set foot in the place: King George V and Queen Mary of England. Faced with the challenge of offering a banquet and a parade at the height of the guests, Lady Mary asks Carson to return to lead the servitude to success. However, this visit will unleash all kinds of scandals, romances and intrigues that could endanger the future of Downton and its inhabitants. The television phenomenon of Downton Abbey makes the leap to the cinema of the hand of its creator, Michael Engler (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Engler turns his most acclaimed series into his debut for the big screen, a period drama that keeps the ingredients that turned this universe of luxury and scandals set in the early twentieth century into a show so often that it influenced aspects such as resurgence of the academies of butlers, alcohol consumption habits, the economy and even tourism. Class differences, political intrigues and love relationships continue to be the main attractions in this film that, since the drama, follows the aristocracy and servitude of the time. On this occasion, the visit of the kings of England is the excuse to release all the pomp and purely British boato in one last and exciting look at the life of these venerated characters...

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Staff Only

Marta is a 17-year-old teenager who, with her father and her brother, spends Christmas holidays in Senegal. The only downside of this exotic trip is that he barely has freedom, as he has filled the agenda of safaris and cultural visits with retirees staying at the resort. In search of people his age, Marta will meet a young hotel worker who records the excursions of tourists. This new friendship will strain the relationship with your family and force them to talk and understand each other. After an applauded cousin, Neus Ballús (The Plague) directs a film that, through the eyes of a 17-year-old teenager who begins to realize how the world works, talks about social inequalities and clash of cultures in a Luxurious Senegal resort. Applauded in festivals such as San Sebastian, Berlin or Malaga, Marta’s trip (Staff Only) becomes an exciting feature film that is inspired by real stories and whose core develops a journey of maturity and reconciliation that will change forever the complicated relationship between a father and his daughter. The drama is combined with some humorous notes in this film that goes into the less glamorous places of these hotel venues to show the difference between good and bad tourism in Africa and the way that Western visitors experience a sweetened version of The reality in this continent. Sergi López (7 reasons to flee) brings experience to a cast completed by debutants Elena Andrada (who plays the protagonist), Ian Samsó, Diomaye Augustin Ngom and Madeleine C...

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Sorry We Missed You

Ricky, Amy and their children Lisa and Seb are a working-class family from Newcastle. Although the two work hard (Ricky has moved from one job to another and Abby enjoys caring for the elderly) they know that achieving economic security that allows them to own a home is virtually impossible. However, the Internet revolution will give Ricky an opportunity to recycle as a delivery man and be his own boss. To achieve this, they will have to risk everything from their car to the ties that bind them. Although with me, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach saw the moment of his retirement close, the new techniques of exploitation of the workers led this 83-year-old filmmaker, always committed to social causes, and his inseparable screenwriter, Paul Laverty, to do One more movie. The result is Sorry We Missed You, a drama about today’s British working class that addresses the phenomenon of the gig economy, where the emergence of different internet services and applications has given rise to a whole market of false self-employed people who, Attracted by the promise of being their own boss, they end up trapped in marathon days under precarious conditions, without social protection or savings for future retirement. The film addresses how the suffocating pressure exerted by this new and more ruthless capitalism affects the ties of a typical humble family in the United Kingdom, to which the economic crisis deprived them of their dream of owning a home...

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

It’s 1969 in Los Angeles, the last years of classic Hollywood movies, and Rick Dalton, an actor who has fallen into oblivion and drinking, has to accept a villain role in a television series of cowboys. Each day he approaches the set and picks up his best friend, Cliff Booth, a war veteran who works as his double in the action sequences. At that time, young actress Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, move to Rick’s neighboring mansion. The very personal director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp fiction) has repeatedly indicated his intention to shoot only ten films and then retire. If these words are finally fulfilled, and we consider the two volumes of Kill Bill as the same project, we are faced with the ninth and penultimate film by the director of Knoxville, Tennessee. Once upon a time in … Hollywood is presented as a film testament, as it combines many of the elements of pop culture present in the previous works of Tarantino. But it is also one of his most personal works. Leonardo DiCaprio (The Reborn) and Brad Pritt (Damn Bastards) are the protagonist duo of this tribute to the buddy movies or movie of classic friends and, at the same time, snapshot of a whole era and a way of doing cinema and television. The squad of actors is one of the most luxurious in Tarantino’s filmography, especially Margot Robbie (Yo, Tonya) as Sharon Tate. They are accompanied by other interpreters with more or less brief appearances such as Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight), Emile Hirsch (The Autopsy of Jane Doe), Bruce Dern (Remember Me), Timothy Olyphant (The Jungle 4...

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Midsommar

Dani and Christian form a couple of young Americans who are not going through their best moments. To overcome this critical moment, they travel with friends to a remote Swedish village, where a summer festival known as the Midsommar has been held for 90 years. But what were going to be an idyllic holiday in a place where the sun does not set, becomes a dark nightmare when the inhabitants of that region invite them to participate in their disturbing festive activities. Starring Florence Pough (the unforgettable Katherine of the recent Lady Macbeth, now immersed in the filming of Black Widow), and Jack Reynor (Detroit, Sing Street), who are accompanied by a cast formed by Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper or Ellora Torchia, among others, Midsommar is the second feature of the director and screenwriter Ari Aster, after last year surprised with the elegant and terrifying Hereditary (2018). Based on the Midsommar holiday, which is held every year in Sweden to celebrate the arrival of summer – it would be something like our St. John’s Night -, the Aster movie once again dives on the most perverse side of human nature , with superstition and religion again in the first place, and with the added difficulty of displaying all this darkness in broad daylight (in the wave of pioneering films like Who can kill a child? and Cannibal Holocaust, although as references are also cited Wicker Man or The Forest). Shot in US locations. UU...

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Greta

Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is an American young woman who earns her living as a waitress and lives a quiet life in New York with her girlfriend and roommate, Erica Penn (Maika Monroe). Because her mother recently died of cancer, Frances has a relationship not very close to his father diving into his work...

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Welcome to Marwen

A World War II fighter plane piloted by a doll-like figure is hit by the enemy and is forced to abandon it. The pilot’s shoes are burned in the fire started by forced landing, and he finds some woman’s shoes he’s wearing instead...

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Stan & Ollie

In 1937, while performing “Way Out West,” Stan Laurel refuses to extend his contract with Hal Roach because Stan believes that the studio and Roach himself do not appreciate financially the true qualities and fame of the famous comedy duo. Oliver Hardy, however, remains linked to Roach with a different contract and the studio tries to make him work with Harry Langdon in the movie Zenobia...

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Instant Family

The couple formed by Pete and Ellie Wagner considers the idea of ​​adopting a child after their relatives tease them to the fact that they have no children and that they probably will never have. At first they took everything in half seriously, but eventually decided to join the adoption list...

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Destroyer

LAPD detective Erin Bell arrives at the scene where an unknown person was killed and informs those who deal with the case that they know the identity of the person who committed the crime. At her police station, Erin receives a 100-dollar bill taken from a special device in an unmarked envelope...

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