THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2017)

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A film by Colm McCarthy

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Dominique Tipper

Each morning, Melanie (Sennia Nanua), a smart, articulate young girl counts the seconds to the moment when her captors open the door of her cell.   By the time two fully armed British soldiers have entered she is already seated in the wheelchair in which she will be restrained for the rest of the day. From her cell, she’s wheeled to a room in which she joins a dozen or more  restrained children.   And as their teacher, the sympathetic Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton ) delivers their lesson, guards stand by.

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This film failed  at the box office in the UK. And it has been limited release in the US. I do not know why. It is an excellent film well written even. The film has a human touch toward humanity and will make you think, plus a lot of research has been done for this film it looks like.  A remarkable performance by Sennia Nanua for her first film she is almost in every scene. It is a fresh look of the genre here and to me the horror film are getting better those days finally. Without giving it away it takes place in a near future where chaos has taken place and the human are trying to get it together. Experimentation has to be done in order to get out of it and find a cure. The Girl with All the Gifts is simply a well-executed and thoughtful film, powered by a narrative that can change to dramatic, funny, tense, grotesque. Here however the girl with all the gift delivers a chilling tension as bloody as it can be for the horror fans out there. 

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GEMMA BOVERY (2014)

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A film by Anne Fontaine

Cast: Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton, Jason Flemyng

An ex-parisiens named Martin (Fabrice Luchini) settle in a village in Normandie where he used to live when he was a youngster, has a wild imagination and is Passionate about literature specially Gustave Flaubert. He is ecstatic when a english couple moved in the house across the street. Not only the newcomers are called Gemma and Charles Boveri, but their behavior seems to be inspired by the heroes of Flaubert. For the creator in Martin, the opportunity is too good to Pass – right in the front of his eyes he has  the fate of the characters in flesh and bone. But the lovely Gemma Boveri did not read the classics, and intends to live his own life.

Here is a cool light hearted comedy by Anne Fontaine. I would suggest that you take your girlfriends to this one. It is beautifully well filmed, the cinematography is splendid. Coated with beautiful et enchanting music,  the scenery is peaceful, and the film becomes sensual. Fabrice Luciani couldn’t have been better in this film the chemistry between Arterton and Luchini is perfect. You see Martin has this passion of Flaubert a writer back in the 1800. One of his book actually is called Madame Bovery. So Martin has this little fantasy about the neighbor next door named Gemma Bovery. Gemma is married to Charlie. The film starts almost by the end and we go in flashback mode at the beginning where it all started. When Gemma & Charlie settle in Martin is curious about their neighbor especially Gemma. Suddenly 2 men comes into Gemma’s life but what could happen? A terrific little comedy well casted and well filmed By Fontaine. The thing is you can get a glimpse of Normandie France in the country. Specially a look at a Château. France I think is one of the most beautiful country, with Italy a lot of foreigner that I talk to tells me that. We are good are preserving history of course we have great food and the bread is a delicately and so good as well as the pastries cheeses and wines.  . In watching a lot of foreign film I get a glimpse of their country and culture.

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THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED (2009)

An abduction takes a number of unexpected turns in this independent thriller from Britain. Vic (Eddie Marsan) and Danny (Martin Compston) are a pair of ex-cons who spend several days elaborately soundproofing and reinforcing the walls of a small apartment. Vic is hard-edged and domineering with a fierce suspicious streak, while Danny is weak-willed and will do nearly anything Vic asks of him. We soon learn what Vic and Danny were planning as they grab a young woman off the street, take her back home, and tie her to the bed. The young woman is named Alice Creed (Gemma Arterton), and she comes from a wealthy family; after taking some snapshots of her, Vic fires off a ransom demand to her father, asking for two million pounds in exchange for Alice’s safe return. There is a couple twist in this movie. In between comes a tight, efficient thriller with just three actors and at least two whopper switcheroos. The first word is spoken 5 minutes and 25 seconds into the film. Roughly another 4 minutes pass before the next one is spoken.