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

“Get Carter” (Mike Hodges, UK 1971)

Get Carter

Excellent direction, good dialogues, images and humor

Cast: Michael Caine, Ian Hendry, Britt Eklund, John Osborne, Tony Beckley, George Sewell
Directed: Mike Hodges
From a screenplay by Mike Hodges
Photographed: Wolfgang Suschitzky
Music: Roy Budd

“Colossal” (Nacho Vigalondo, Canada 2016)


A stupid script with wothless secondary personages and meaningless violence.

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Agam Darshi, Hannah Cheramy
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Writer: Nacho Vigalondo
Cinematographer: Eric Kress
Editor: Ben Baudhuin, Luke Doolan

“Nocturnal Animals” (Tom Ford, USA 2016)


strongest: montage
weakest: message, humor

A story set inside a story and related to it, to which flashbacks are added

Cast: Amy Adams, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellie Bamber, Isla Fisher, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Karl Glusman
Director: Tom Ford
Writer: Tom Ford, Austin Wright (novel)
Cinematographer: Seamus McGarvey
Composer: Abel Korzeniowski
Editor: Joan Sobel

“The Accountant” (Gavin O’Connor, USA 2016)


strongest: minorities (autistic hero + colored woman as investigator)
weakest: script + message

Cast: Ben Affleck, J.K. Simmons, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Robert C. Treveiler, John Lithgow, Anna Kendrick, Jeffrey Tambor, Jon Bernthal
Director: Gavin O’Connor
Writer: Bill Dubuque
Cinematographer: Seamus McGarvey
Editor: Richard Pearson
Composer: Mark Isham