7 items from 2011
It is certainly true that in much of the world and in many circumstances, women are powerless, helpless to control the situations they find themselves enmeshed in at the behest of men. It is true that women are very often pawns in the games of men. But there is a whole lotta frustration to be found in a movie about such a woman forced to play men’s games who doesn’t fight back... not even a little. I would like to believe that up-and-coming Mexican director Gerardo Naranjo (who cowrote Miss Bala’s script with Mauricio Katz) is making some sort of feminist statement in his tale of Laura Guerrero (Stephanie Sigman, who embodies a palpable power in spite of the film she finds herself in), a poor but pretty young woman from Tijuana who dreams of a beauty pageant win to lift her out of her poverty and desperation. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
To coincide with the release of Miss Bala in cinemas on 28th October, Metrodome have not only given us this exclusive clip from the movie but also the chance to win a signed poster from the movie. In the clip which is rather intense and should be viewed with caution, we see some of the hard-hitting action which is rife in this amazing movie which we’ll be reviewing imminently. In the meantime, scroll down to view the clip and even further down to enter our competition to win a signed poster. You can see all our coverage including the trailer for Miss Bala here.
Miss Bala (“Miss Bullet” in English) tells the story of Laura, a young aspiring beauty queen who finds her dream turned against her when »
- David Sztypuljak
Metrodome have unveiled the official U.K. poster for Miss Bala.
In Mexico, a lawless country, Laura (Sigman), a young aspiring beauty queen finds her dream turned against her when she unwillingly gets involved with a criminal group at war.
Miss Bala premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 64th Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews, and will hit U.K. cinemas on October 28.
Check out the poster below:
Source: Empire »
- Jamie Neish
Holy crap. I didn’t know being a beauty queen was this hard. Just kidding, of course, though for Stephanie Sigman’s Laura, her dreams of being a beauty queen is on par with going to war. Some very bad men want her to do some very bad things, and it’s definitely not for the weak of heart. I’d like to think there’s a happy ending at the end of this tale for our beauty queen, but let’s face it, that’s probably not in the cards. Check out some images and the English-subtitled trailer for director Gerardo Naranjo’s “Miss Bala”. The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime…Miss Bala explores the many extremes of modern Mexican society when the world of beauty pageants and the current drug war collide. »
Miss Bala Trailer. Gerardo Naranjo‘s Miss Bala (2011) movie trailer stars Stephanie Sigman, Irene Azuela, Miguel Couturier, James Russo, and Jose Yenque. Miss Bala‘s plot synopsis: “The story of a young woman clinging on to her dream to become a beauty contest queen in a Mexico dominated by organized crime…Miss Bala explores the many extremes of modern Mexican society when the world of beauty pageants and the current drug war collide.”
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Reviews have pegged Miss Bala as a film that savagely depicts the drug wars that have ravaged parts of Mexico. At the same time, they praise the film’s complex scripting and characterization, which don’t reduce the participants to caricatures or simple outlines. It »
Ewan McGregor plays Oliver, a young man who is shocked when his 75-year-old father (Christopher Plummer) comes out of the closet after 44 years of marriage. Sadly, his father reveals that he also has terminal cancer, but Oliver is determined to take what he taught him about life and apply it to his budding relationship with a new girl named Anna (Mélanie Laurent).
Beginners goes into limited release on June 3rd, 2011. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, you can check it out here.
- Allan Ford
From writer/director Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) comes a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent of “Inglourious Basterds”) only months after his father Hal (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who – following 44 years of marriage – came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal’s new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they’d ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, »
- Allan Ford
7 items from 2011
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