What to watch on Disney, Apple TV and Prime Video? Here are some ideas.
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie proves gripping, especially when the actor discusses Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disease that has plagued him for nearly 25 years. He recounts in particular the first time he detected his signs, the day after a drunken trip to Florida, in 1990. Michael J. Fox, then in his late twenties and immensely popular, noticed his little finger quivering involuntarily…
Do you dream of escaping? This new travel show hosted and produced by Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek, American Pie) should work its magic. In each episode, the Canadian actor, who admits to not being very adventurous, visits a different destination, and explores extraordinary hotels. His itinerary includes Costa Rica, Japan, the Maldives, Italy, the United States and South Africa. And as you might expect, the images he brings back are striking.
This miniseries is surprisingly poignant. Surprisingly because it reveals aspects of the career of the former model that we were far from suspecting, given her appearance as a beauty queen. But behind his smile hide many dramas.
In Greek Salad, presented on Prime Video, we follow the children of Xavier (Romain Duris) and Wendy (Kelly Reilly) who are Tom (played by Quebecer Aliocha Schneider) and Mia (Megan Northam). Even if the episodes are uneven, we have a good time with this youth where everything is possible… or almost.
This hard-hitting film counts on an astounding cast: Jessie Buckley, Rooney Mara and Claire Foy particularly stand out in roles at odds with each other. Sarah Polley, while signing a fundamentally feminist work, avoids the pitfalls of Manichaeism. The director delivers one of the most brilliant films of the past year and the most accomplished feature film of her career.
Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, Black Swan) has taken up his bet to transpose to the cinema a work which, on paper, seemed difficult to adapt. In addition to the performances of the actors, including the exceptional performance of Brendan Fraser, the feat lies above all in the way that Aronosfsky, supported by his lifelong accomplice Matthew Libatique in the cinematographic direction, had of making a cinematographic object of a eminently theatrical piece at the start. Even if the origin of this work remains evident in the dramatic construction of the screenplay, The Whale is a true proposal for cinema.
Moonage Daydream, whose title is taken from a famous song from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, is aimed as much at Bowie diehards as at those who only know him by his most famous songs. . It is a formidable tornado of images, ideas and unforgettable songs, from an immense and immortal artist. Coolest to ever set foot on Earth or Mars.
If the manner is debatable (the spectators finding the scenes of vomit unbearable – Monty Python register – will have to practically close their eyes during all the second part of the film!), however, it is necessary to recognize the power of this narrative divided into three acts. Harris Dickinson and the late Charlbi Dean excel in the roles of two young influencers finding themselves on a luxury cruise in the midst of billionaires who are denied nothing, not even their dystopian vision of the world. Too bad that the final act, during which the roles are reversed after a shipwreck on a desert island, turns out to be too stretched and less mastered on the narrative level than the two previous ones.
The TV adaptation of Daisy Jones