Category Thriller

Official Secrets

2003. Katharine is a translator of the British government that receives an email from the US authorities with guidelines to spy on UN members and, thus, force a resolution that will allow them to invade Iraq. Determined to avoid an illegal war, Katharine filters the mail to the press. After being discovered, they stop her and accuse her of violating the Law of Official Secrets. From that moment, he will start a legal battle in which his life, his freedom and his marriage will be at stake. Become an expert when it comes to addressing the most controversial aspects of international politics in stories of tension and suspense typical of thriller, Gavin Hood (Spies from the sky) directs a thrilling film based on real events. State Secrets tells the case of Katharine Gun, a British intelligence translator who received a document from the Bush administration urging the UK government to spy on the non-permanent members of the UN Security Council and, in that way, force a resolution that would give the green light to the invasion of Iraq. The story of this woman, who was accused of violating the Law of Official Secrets for leaking this information to the press and trying to avoid war, becomes a film about the integrity of a person against cynicism and the tejemanejes of the institutions where Elements of espionage cinema, journalistic research or judicial drama are combined...

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Ad Astra

The Earth undergoes a series of cataclysms caused by radioactive explosions. Everything indicates that the cause may be related to a ship that was sent to Neptune in search of extraterrestrial life and that disappeared almost twenty years ago. One of those crew members was Roy’s father, an astronaut who has not yet overcome that loss and will be sent on a dangerous mission through the stars to discover the truth behind a threat that endangers all humanity. The novel The Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad; his apocryphal adaptation to the cinema (Apocalypse Now) and the disturbing reflections of the Nobel Prize in physics Enrico Fermi served James Gray (Z, the lost city) to bring this space epic to life. One of the recurring themes in his filmography, paternal filial relations, acquires a capital importance in this transformative journey through the stars where a son, still traumatized by the loss of his father years ago, is willing to cross the galaxy with such to rescue him. Hidden secrets, action, moments of intimacy or existential reflections coexist in Ad Astra, a film that, unlike other exponents of the genre, poses a future in which humanity discovers that it is alone in the universe. Brad Pitt (Once upon a time in Hollywood) confirms his return to the elite with this film, applauded at the Venice Film Festival, which stands out for its impressive visual section and the proven scientific base provided by NASA and other space agencies...

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Joker

While taking care of his fragile mother, Arthur Fleck struggles to fulfill his dream of succeeding in the entertainment world. However, whether at work for hours, or as an amateur monologuist, he has to endure teasing and contempt of society. On the verge of madness and in search of a father figure who finds neither in the millionaire Thomas Wayne nor in the host Murray Franklin, Arthur will be the protagonist of a series of events that, instead of laughter, will cause panic. Awarded with the Golden Lion at the Venice Festival, Joker is the first in a series of independent projects where Warner is committed to creative freedom, instead of large budgets or cinematic universes, to tell more risky stories that involve emblematic characters of the cartoons of DC. In this way, Todd Phillips (R3sacón) introduces Batman’s arch nemesis into the low backgrounds of a Gotham inspired by the gangster cinema of Martin Scorsese (producer of the film). There is a film with its own personality where immorality, nervous laughter and violence are confused in the disturbed mind of an ignored, and even despised, being by society. Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix (The Sisters brothers), who has lost 25 kilos for this role, signs a new masterful interpretation as this free version of the character (does not take as reference any previous comic or movie), a man mired in pathos deeper that will resurface as Prince Clown of Crime to unleash chaos and defy the fundamentals of the system...

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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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Anna

Overnight, Anna Poliatova goes from selling matrioshkas to parading in Paris as a top model. But as if it were those Russian dolls, under Anna’s beauty there is much more. Endowed with incredible strength and agility, enhanced by a Spartan military training, this young woman has become one of the most feared government murderers in the world. In the Cold War spy game, the lethal and chameleonic Anna will stop being a pawn to follow her own rules. Creator of some of the best action heroines of the seventh art, from Nikita to Lucy, Luc Besson adds a new character to his constellation of women of arms take in Anna, a return to the origins where he tells the adventures of the deadliest government killer of the planet Set in the Cold War times, the film places its protagonist at the center of a tense confrontation between the US. and the USSR, while discussing between two lovers of opposite sides, loyalty to their mentors and their forbidden dreams of true freedom. Intrigue, unexpected twists and spectacular scenes of gunfights and melee fights make up an explosive cocktail in this spy thriller that houses some reflection on the prevailing distrust in today’s society. Sasha Luss, who debuted at the hands of Besson in Valerian and the city of a thousand planets, plays the protagonist of this film that takes place in different time lines and overflows femininity, eroticism and empowerment...

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Escape Room

Six strangers receive a mysterious box that invites them to escape the routine and participate in a new Escape Room where the prize for solving the enigma is one million dollars. However, when they meet in the room, they will discover that there are very real dangers behind the emotion and tension of the game. Locked up by a sadist who knows all his most unmentionable secrets, they will have to resort to his wit to find the clues and go out in an hour. If they do not get it, they will die. Become one of the most widespread entertainments of today, the phenomenon of the Escape Rooms, where participants must resort to the ingenuity and skills of each team member to solve a riddle and escape from a closed room, gives the I jump to the big screen. Adam Robitel (Insidious: The Last Key) directs this fast-paced psychological thriller where the amusing tension of a million-dollar prize-winning challenge will turn into a desperate struggle for survival in which each enigma is more complicated than the last. The viewer can also be part of the experience, trying to discover the final key that will hide behind the most unspeakable traumas of six strangers of very different origins. Taylor Russell (Blackwood), Logan Miller (With love, Simón), Tyler Labine (Supermaderos 2) and Deborah Ann Woll (Ruby Sparks), among others, play the players of this Escape Room that stands out for its visual potential and personality own of each of the deadly rooms in which it passes...

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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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The Happytime Murders

In a world where puppets coexist with people but are treated as inferior citizens, Phil Phillips became the first puppet to be accepted in the LAPD, but was fired after a while. Now being reprofiled as a private detective and having a human secretary, Bubbles, he is hired by a puppet client named Sandra to find out who is blackmailing him...

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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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The Hate U Give

Starr Carter is a 16-year-old American American girl living in a fictional neighborhood populated by mostly colorful people called Garden Heights. She goes to a private school where there are white students called Williamson Prep...

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