2 August 2019.
Dear cinephiles, it’s once again barren land in the summertime movie world. But there are some quality kids’ blockbusters that you could also enjoy. I’ve already covered them – if you didn’t catch them before, here are the WORTHY ONES to see before they’re gone:
DOULEUR ET GLOIRE **** (Almadovar’s brilliant semi-autobiography with Antonio Banderas)
GATEWAYS TO NEW YORK **** (Captivating documentary on the Swiss man who built New York’s bridges)
NOOREEV – THE WHITE CROW ***1/2 (Nureyev’s rise to fame before he passed over to the West, by Ralph Fiennes)
ROCKETMAN ***1/2 (Elton John’s exhilarating story)
LE DAIM ***1/2 (Quentin Dupieux’s wild, genius lunacy with a superb Jean Dujardin)
THE LION KING *** (A delight)
SPIDER-MAN *** (Great fun)
ALADDIN *** (Smart update)
TOY STORY 4 *** (Touching, as always)
YESTERDAY **1/2 (Danny Boyle’s rendition of a world ignorant of the Beatles’ songs!)
(Check out their schedules on cineman.ch)
The GRUTLI Cinemas are featuring some fine RETROSPECTIVES in August:
SPIKE LEE’s films
Outstanding classic films on War and Conflict
(Check their schedule on the Grutli site)
Exuberant, colorful, and morally up-to-date.
SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
The absolutely delightful new SPIDER-MAN, which is full of heart, humor and exciting action, brilliantly cast and directed
TOY STORY 4
Heart-warming and fun.
An upcoming film, which will delight the whole family with its latest saga of the ‘circle of life’ brought out in live action.
Do not miss these excellent popcorn extravaganzas in air-conditioned comfort, away from the heat of summer. Truly for the young-at-heart, from 4 to 94, and beyond… ENJOY!
Superb **** Very Good *** Good ** Mediocre * Miserable – no stars
Neptune Ravar Ingwersen reviews film extensively for publications in Switzerland. She views 4 to 8 films a week and her aim is to sort the wheat from the chaff for readers.