“No”, “One Piece” or “Dodo”… Movie reviews in theaters this week

18.00, 6 August 2022

Nix ***

By Jordan Peele, with Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer. 2h10.

No Trailer VO

At the head of a ranch in California, a brother and sister, trainers of horses for the Hollywood entertainment industry, observe unexplained phenomena in the sky one night while hikers are missing in the desert. Could it be flying saucers? They continue to bring back images to broadcast them on TV, regardless of the risks involved, to finally achieve fortune and glory… His political commitment linked to the body, the screenwriter, director and African-American native of New York reproduce this time a subject that has been hacked many times: UFOs. Tackle aliens, Jordan Peele pulls off a tour de force of offering something different with this Machiavellian thriller that progresses masked, as cleverly as it is unpredictable, in an anxiety-inducing and unsettling atmosphere. The opening sequence is undoubtedly the one we’ll see scarier this year. The gifted man draws a visually sublime film, which chooses the intimate angle of the family to rediscover disturbing supernatural events, in line with sign (2002), by M. Night Shyamalan. The story, referenced but innovative, stimulating and unusual, overflows with ideas for staging without ever resorting to easy effects, balancing suspense and caustic humor. SB

Sleep **

By Panos H. Koutras, with Smaragda Karydi and Akis Sakellariou. 2h12.

Dead Island
Dodo Trailer VO

In the suburbs of Athens, a couple on the brink of ruin is preparing for their daughter’s wedding in their luxury villa. The bride-to-be, who is to marry a rich heir, has doubts. It was then that a dodo appeared in the garden, the last representative of a species that disappeared three hundred years ago! in line with Party (1998), by Thomas Vinterberg, this choral drama was characterized by magical films, like the implosion of the family unit in a theatrical setting that conveys the score. If he does not avoid lengths and keeps the viewer at a distance, this chaotic and burlesque story hits the spot. SB

One Piece Movie – Red*

By Goro Taniguchi. 1h55.

One Piece Movie – Red
One Piece Film – Red Trailer VF

In search of a legendary treasure, the pirate Luffy and his crew go ashore to attend a music festival where the most popular singer of the moment, the mysterious Uta, will perform for the first time. The power of the voice of none other than the daughter of the famous pirate Shanks le Roux could well change the world… You must have poked your nose into some of the odyssey’s 101 volumes one day or be the parent of teenagers who are addicted to the captain of the Straw Hat’s exploits to appreciate this abundant and crazy universe on the big screen. Indeed, it is difficult to understand who is who and who wants what in the abundance of characters who love each other, confront each other and betray each other. From there, it’s an explosion of fights, songs and twists that ensue. It screams, it grimaces, it flexes its muscles in a screamingly colored visual maelstrom that is not always pretty to look at and which you drown in if you don’t have the codes. We’re even surprised that the details of the faces aren’t drawn in the crowd scenes… LV

The very very high class

By Frédéric Quiring with Melha Bedia, Audrey Fleurot. 1h40.

The very very high class
The very very high class trailer VF

French teacher in a difficult high school, Sofia has finally got her transfer under the Barcelona sun. But her transfer is finally postponed, and she could well be blown away by a teacher with an exemplary career. Mehla Bedia (Ramzy’s sister) confirms her comic talent in this social fable that, by daring to go (too) cartoonish, wants to remind the school’s mission. We’re less convinced by Audrey Fleurot’s gesticulations, as annoying as they are absurd in the role of a horrible clone of Cruella. LV,

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