Mary Poppins Returns
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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The rigid rituals of duty and honor form an inextricable bond of pleasure and degradation, of sex and death-and render sin all the more exciting.
You can almost sense the director's pleasure in taking apart the duplicities of a patriarchal Spanish society, the long-standing sexual double standard for men and one young woman's revolt against convention.
As much as this tale of bent love runs in the ruts of its maker's obsessions, it has an undertow that's impossible to shake.
As Don Lope, Fernando Rey is superb.
Rey is brilliant as the mephistophelean, anti-clerical Socialist, dandy and outmoded master of social graces: father, lover and husband all in one.
A haunting study of a human relationship in which the power changes hands.
How an innocent can become a devil is just one of the many wondrous things Buñuel in his genius shows us.
With Tristana, Buñuel depicts sexual liberation as a snake that eats its own tail.
Driven by Deneuve's chilly sexuality, Tristana is hypnotically enigmatic.
Both leads give strong performances, and even though they don't engender an emotional response from viewers for most of the film their characters remain powerfully heartfelt creations.
It's bitter, biting and brilliant.
Yes, it's more sex, satire and sadomasochism from Spanish maestro Luis Buñuel in this cynical black revenge-comedy.
The dubbing of Deneuve's voice into Spanish seems to diminish the impact of her performance, but sill this a fascinating story of power, hypocrisy, resentment and bitterness as seen through the eyes of two complex characters in a society dominated by religious and patriarchal values.
An old man (Fernando Rey) becomes obsessed with an beautiful orphan girl (Catherine Denueve) whom he adopts; she leaves him but returns when she loses her leg. All of Luis Bunuel's usual intelligence and obsessiveness is on display here, but there's little passion or magic in this melodrama that's only slightly twisted. TRISTANA serves as a breather between the masterpieces BELLE DE JOUR and DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE.
Pretty interesting but nothing special.
Any time Bunuel and Deneuve team up you're in for a treat.
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