Jason Statham welcomes us to 2023 with elegance, jokes and a generous dose of well

New year, new releases. Now that we have said goodbye to 2022, it is time to welcome a film course 2023 that starts with the most interesting proposals to enjoy on the big screen and that include the new of the always stimulating Guy Ritchiea house brand horror production blumhouse and the directorial debut of Lee Jung Jae. Almost nothing.

The premieres of January 4, 2023

‘Operation Fortune: The great deception’ (‘Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre’, 2023)

  • It is the new film by Guy Ritchie, which shows that he is still in top shape after ‘The Gentlemen: The Gentlemen of the Mafia’ and ‘Awaken the Fury’.
  • It marks the fifth collaboration between Ritchie and Jason Statham, and the second between Ritchie, Statham and Josh Harnett.
  • Its cast also includes names like Hugh Grant, Cary Elwes, Max Beesley and, above all, a huge Aubrey Plaza.
  • It is a 100% Ritchie house brand film, so whoever agrees with his style has no margin for error.

Criticism in Espinof: ‘Operation Fortune: The Great Hoax’ is pure Guy Ritchie: a hilarious action thriller that shows what an author can do in his comfort zone

‘M3GAN’ (2022)

  • It is the second feature film by Gerard Johnstone, who debuted in 2014 with the surprising horror comedy ‘Housebound’.
  • It stars Allison Williams, who we could see in the fantastic ‘Let me out’ by Jordan Peele.
  • It is a horror film with a psychopathic doll involved; a rather hackneyed premise, but enriched with the angle of artificial intelligence.
  • To create the doll that gives the film its name, a real actress has been combined with prosthetic and digital work, and the result gives a considerable bad feeling.

Criticism in Espinof: ‘M3gan’: between Chucky and GLaDOS, the Blumhouse film hits the mark as it mixes horror and comedy

‘Hunt. Hunt the spy’ (‘Heon-teu’, 2022)

  • It is the directorial debut of Lee Jung-jae, the veteran South Korean actor known for having starred in ‘The Squid Game’.
  • The script is being written by Jo Seung-Hee, who wrote the script for the k-drama ‘Kyungwooui Soo’.
  • It is an action-packed political thriller with a convoluted conflict between the two Koreas.
  • In its cast there are also national stars such as Heo Sung-tae —’The Squid Game’, ‘Sea of ​​Tranquility’—, Jung Woo-sung —’The Good, the Bad and the Weird’—, Jeong Man -sik —’A Hard Day’— or Jeon Hye-jin —’Red Alert’—.

Criticism in Espinof: Cannes Film Festival 2022: the protagonist of ‘The Squid Game’ makes his directorial debut with a brutal and frenetic thriller that takes his proposal too far


‘Living’ (2022)

‘Zoe and Tempest’ (‘Tempête’, 2022)

‘The awakening of Maria’ (‘Maria rève’, 2022)

‘Living without a country: The Rohingya exile’ (2020)

Paulo Rocha essential

Reruns of the feature films by the Portuguese filmmaker ‘Los verdes años’, ‘Mudar de vida’, ‘La isla de los amores’, ‘La isla de Moraes’ and ‘El río de oro’.

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If the new releases at the cinema do not finish us off on the weekend, you can take a look at the movies in theaters of In the past weekor of the previous one. In addition, even though our Expediente Espinof newsletter has closed the blind —not for long—, you can go to our 89 numbers published to scratch the most juicy recommendations.

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