“Plush” by Catherine Hardwicke (USA, 2013)

Plush

Good music, but lacks unity

Cast: Emily Browning, Xavier Samuel, Cam Gigandet, Dawn Olivieri, Frances Fisher, Thomas Dekker, Marlene Forte, Kennedy Waite, Kimiko Gelman, Christopher Craven
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Writer: Catherine Hardwicke, Arty Nelson
Music by Nick Launay, Ming Vauz
Cinematography by Daniel Moder
Film Editing by Julia Wong

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“Jasper Jones” by Rachel Perkins (Australia, 2017)

 

Jasper Jones

Interesting representation of teenagers rejecting the crooked ways of the significant adults around them.
NOTICED (SPOILER): One mother betrays her husband. Another one destroys evidence to protect hers. In the end, it leaves two children betrayed by their mothers.
The musical score is too omnipresent. 

Cast: Hugo Weaving, Toni Collette, Angourie Rice
Director: Rachel Perkins
Writers: Shaun Grant, Craig Silvey (story)
Music by Antony Partos
Cinematography by Mark Wareham
Film Editing by Veronika Jenet

“Autumn Lights” by Angad Aulakh (USA, 2016)

Autumn Lights

A young woman’s promiscuous relationships and how the men in her life react to it
The heaviness created by the landscape and the relationships is not to the taste of everyone, as the extreme ratings show

Cast: Guy Kent, Marta Gastini, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson
Director: Angad Aulakh
Writer: Angad Aulakh
Music by Hugi Gudmundsson
Composer: Hjörtur Ingvi Jóhannsson
Cinematography by Árni Filippusson
Film Editing by Valdís Óskarsdóttir

“The Lovers” by Azazel Jacobs (USA, 2017)

The Lovers (2)

A dull first half and a disappointing end in spite of (or is it just because of) the final twist. The performances and the musical score are the best things this movie has to offer.

Cast: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen, Melora Walters, Tyler Ross, Jessica Sula
Director: Azazel Jacobs
Writer: Azazel Jacobs
Cinematographer: Tobias Datum
Editor: Darrin Navarro
Composer: Mandy Hoffman

Manipulation and vengeance: 2 thrillers by Oriol Paulo

The Invisible Guest

“The Invisble Guest” (Contratiempo) by Oriol Paulo (Spain, 2016)

Director: Oriol Paulo
Writer: Oriol Paulo
Cast: Mario Casas, Ana Wagener, Jose Coronado
Music: Fernando Velázquez
Cinematography: Xavi Giménez
Film Editing: Jaume Martí

Manipulation and vengeance: 2 thrillers by Oriol Paulo

The Corpse

“The Corpse” (El Cuerpo) by Oriol Paulo (Spain, 2012)

Cast: Jose Coronado, Hugo Silva, Belén Rueda
Director: Oriol Paulo
Writers: Oriol Paulo (screenplay), Lara Sendim (screenplay)
Music by Sergio Moure
Cinematography by Oscar Faura
Film Editing by Joan Manel Vilaseca