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Adriana Lecouvreur - Met Opera Live
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana's lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar's staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the "elegant production, sumptuously designed ... The spectacle guarantees a good night out."
Lack of good storyline.
Great visuals, story delivers no surprises
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
One of the film's great tricks is that, for a time, you think it will go down a rabbit hole of unrealistic glorification.
If any of the cast could sing!! Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Daddy Skarsgard, Amanda Seyfried all sound like they're having a great time on karaoke but not a professional musical.Also... By focusing on ABBA songs they burst into song completely random and with nothing to do with the situations they find themselves in. My partner loves it (god knows why) watch the Greatest Showman instead, a 10/10 original musical with incredible original songs.
There is such a joy I get when I watch the crime or noir films of Fritz Lang. Here's a man that truly understands evil. Though I have yet to see all of his Mabuse works, I can't wait to see every single interpretation--both by him and others--of one of my very favourite cinematic villains. Furthermore, I greatly relish seeing the works of great filmmakers who use subtlety and cleverness to get their art out in the most difficult of circumstances, using their craftsmanship to take pokes at the oppressive regimes they are working under (i.e., Eisenstein, Lang, the Czech New Wave, Jafar Panahi). Essential for any fan of the genre, and worth both purchasing and rewatching if you, like me, are a work of a remarkable director at the pinnacle of his profession.
'CHASING ICE': Four Stars (Out of Five) This critically acclaimed and immensely popular documentary provides undeniable proof that climate change is indeed a very real problem that we're all to blame for. It follows National Geographic photographer James Balog around the Arctic as he sets up revolutionary new time-lapse cameras in order to capture the world's melting glaciers as they disappear. It's directed by Jeff Orlowski (who's previous directing experience is in shorts) and written by Mark Monroe (who also wrote such popular documentaries as 'THE COVE' and 'THE TILLMAN STORY'). The movie is a very educational and important film that's a little slow-paced (definitely) but worth the watch for everyone.The film revolves around National Geographic photographer James Balog who was once a skeptic about climate change but found conclusive evidence in his own Extreme Ice Survey that it is in fact a very real threat. The movie follows him and his team across the Arctic as they plant cameras in order to record the glaciers melting over a multiple year period of time. The task proves to be very daunting and frustrating at first, especially for Balog (who severely hurts his knee doing the hiking necessary for the adventure). The team eventually accomplishes what they set out to do though and Balog is able to provide the world years of video of giant ice glaciers melting, compressed into seconds.The movie is extremely slow-paced but it does build to a powerful conclusion. The point of this movie is not to entertain though but to inform. I definitely can't say it's one of my favorite documentaries but it is a very important one. It's also very moving watching this man's (Balog) passion and heroics in attempting to make the world a better place. Just informing people of course isn't enough though. Getting people to do something about the problem is a lot harder task in reality (but this film should definitely help). The Oscar nominated song, played at the film's conclusion and sung by actress Scarlett Johansson, is very moving as well. I've never had any real doubt that climate change is real, to me people that question it are as unreasonable as those that question whether we've landed on the moon, but this film should definitely help the ignorant face the truth a little more.Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFTKqX4Wyew
Suzanne Summers! Candace Bergen! Anthony Hopkins! Shoulder pads! How can you go wrong? Well, actually this mini-series is a whole world of wrong but thats part of the fun. I especially enjoyed Bergen's role as a compulsive shoplifter who lives in Beverly Hills. The movie is too long, too melodramatic but the sleazy characters and the campy dialoge will keep you laughing till the end. Once this trash fest starts I dare you to turn it off!!!