September 28th, 2019

Slartibartfast

Uncut Gems, The Irishman, Ordinary Love, The Rhythm Section, The Aeronauts

Uncut Gems     HD720p 43MB
Crime thriller about a charismatic New York City jeweler (Adam Sandler) who is always on the lookout for the next big score. When he makes a series of high-stakes bets that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime, he must perform a precarious high-wire act, balancing business, family, and encroaching adversaries on all sides, in his relentless pursuit of the ultimate win. Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian and Lakeith Stanfield are also part of the cast. Directed by the Safdie brothers who also were responsible for Good Time which starred Robert Pattinson in a similarly unconventional role.
Judging by festival reviews, the trailer doesn't even do justice to the intensity of the film. They also uniformly mention that Sandler gives one of his remarkable serious performances that he's sometimes capable of giving.

The Irishman     HD1080p 67MB
Full trailer for the latest movie directed by Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas, The Departed, Casino). An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino), and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime. Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Jesse Plemons and Anna Paquin are also part of the cast.
The 3 1/2 hour epic premiered last night at the New York Film Festival and received very positive reviews. Co-produced by Netflix, after a limited theatrical release starting November 1st, it will start streaming November 27th.

Ordinary Love     HD1080p 30MB
Moving relationship drama about Joan (Lesley Manville) and Tom (Liam Neeson) who have been married for many years. There is an ease to their relationship which only comes from spending a lifetime together and a depth of love which expresses itself through tenderness and humour in equal part. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, the course of her treatment shines a light on their relationship as they are faced with the challenges that lie ahead and the prospect of what might become of them if something were to happen to her.
Festival reviews praise the performances of Manville and Neeson.

The Rhythm Section     HD720p 79MB
Action drama about an ordinary woman (Blake Lively) on a path of self-destruction after her family is tragically killed in a plane crash. When she discovers that the crash was not an accident, she enters a dark, complex world to seek revenge on those responsible and find her own redemption. Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella and Geoff Bell are also part of the cast.

The Aeronauts     HD1080p 25MB
UK trailer version for this adventure drama inspired by real events. In 1862, daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) teams up with pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While breaking records and advancing scientific discovery, their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world they have left far below them.
After a brief theatrical release, the film will start streaming on Amazon Prime starting December 20th. Even after all those years, it continues to fascinate me, how trailers for US and European audiences can differ. US trailer.