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ENGLISH MOVIES iN GENEVA THIS WEEK – from 19th of OCTOBER

ENGLISH MOVIE ROUND-UP OF THE WEEK 

 

English movies reviews GenevaHighlights of English films showing in Geneva this week.

by Sarah Scaddan

Weekly English movie review column by contributor Sarah Scaddan.

Check out our website every Friday to find out which English movies are worth seeing in Geneva!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT’S ONE GIANT LEAP OUT OF THE CINEMA FOR ME! – First Man

Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in the story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. The monetary, physical and personal cost of space travel and its difficulties are illustrated perfectly, but it doesn’t make for the most exciting movie. The space scenes are beautiful and riveting, but the earth scenes are far from it. Zzzzzzz.

 

 

Showing at Cinérama Empire, Arena Cinemas, Pathé Balexert

 

 

DON’T CALL IT A COME BACK – The Predator

Apparently not a come back, but it is 30 years since Arnold Schwarzenegger first encountered the ferocious alien creature in black body armour. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race. Previous sequels failed to match the appeal of the first Predator, but this film successfully mixes action, horror and comedy.

Showing at Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

THE ONE TO SEE – Girl

Lara is a girl born in a boy’s body. She dreams of becoming a ballerina and at 15 years old, is awarded a place at ballet school. Not only does she have to prove herself to her teachers and her peers, she has to fight her own body to succeed. Girl is neither a sentimental or pretentious transgender movie; it is empathetic, warm and beautiful.

Showing at Cinérama Empire

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUFFOONERY ALERT! – Johnny English Strikes Again

This review could write itself. Rowan Atkinson plays the accidental secret agent Johnny English. Expect painful jokes, a moronic plot and general predictability. The highlight is Emma Thompson playing an exasperated Prime Minister who finds Mr. English most un-amusing. I hear you, Emma

Showing at Pathé Balexert

  

 

 

 

 

 

CONFUSED SUPERHERO SPINOFF – Venom

Tom Hardy plays an investigative journalist who becomes host to an alien creature, giving him powers beyond his wildest dreams. The film shifts drastically in tone and doesn’t seem to know what it is. A superhero movie? A horror movie? An action movie? Anyway, Tom Hardy looks like he is having a good time.

Showing at Pathé Balexert, Arena Cinemas

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY GAGA IN A MOVIE? WHAT?? – A Star is Born 

More than a remake, this is a new take on this tragic love story. Bradley Cooper plays a seasoned musician who fall in love with a struggling singer (Gaga). A vibrant and compelling romantic tragedy, definitely this year’s La La Land.

Showing at Pathé Balexert, Arena Cinemas, Ciné 17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FILM NOIR – A Simple Favor 

A stylish post-modern film, focusing on a mommy bloggers mission to find out the truth after her best friend suddenly disappears from their small town. Full of twists, thrills, betrayals, secrets and revenge. Well worth a watch.

Showing at Cine 17, Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW LONG SINCE YOU’VE SEEN A WESTERN? – The Sisters Brothers (Les frères Sisters)

English movie reviews GenevaIt is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents and being gunmen is all they know how to be. The younger of the brothers dreams of having a normal life as their journey becomes more and more dangerous. You don’t need a deep love of westerns to get a kick out of this wry, surprising, and often plain hilarious frontier story.

 

 

 

 

 

THE POWERFUL ONE  – BlacKkKlansman

By visionary filmmaker Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman is the true story of the first black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The film is powerful and disturbing yet at times, very funny.

Showing at Les Scala and Pathé Balexert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR DETAILS AND TICKETS: 

Pathé Balexert https://pathe.ch/en/cinema-geneva.html#/

Ciné 17 http://www.cine17.ch

Cinérama Empire http://www.cinerama-empire.ch

Arena La Praille https://www.arena.ch/fr/geneve

Les Scala http://www.les-scala.ch

 

 

 

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