Cinema, streaming, VOD, TV… Find advice from the editorial staff every Friday.
The film in theaters: Acid by Just Philippot
As devastating acid rain falls on France, a family tries to survive the ongoing apocalypse… Ecological survival and road movie very intense, Acid produces some stunning end-of-the-world visions (like these rain-burnt horses galloping aimlessly). Fantastic cinema like we rarely see on this side of the Atlantic.
Acid, currently in cinemas
What’s new at the cinema this week
The film in streaming: Hunted on Disney+
Impossible to summarize Hunted without spilling the beans, so let’s try this: it’s an almost silent film about an alien invasion. Somewhere between Signs And Without a soundthis psychological thriller owes a lot to the talent of Kaitlyn Dever (seen in the series Dopesick), alone facing the aliens who obviously want to kill her. Great Saturday evening program.
Hunted, available September 22 on Disney+
The film on TV: The Mask of Zorro on Arte
25 years ago, Martin Campbell (GoldenEye, Casino Royale) signed a huge classic of adventure cinema. An old-fashioned film, with incredible choreography, incredible sets, a clear script and a sublime cast (Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones). We don’t make them like that anymore!
The Mask of Zorro, Sunday September 24 at 9 p.m. on Arte
Series : The Continental on Prime Video
No Keanu Reeves? No problem ! The John Wick saga goes back in time for a three-part event, which explores the power of the famous assassin hotel in a 70’s New York that smells of sweat and blood. Action on all levels and a dive into the mythology of the saga, for those who want to know more.
The Continental, first episode available September 22 on Prime Video
The classic : The Devil’s Backbone on Arte.tv
A child facing the ghosts of the Spanish Civil War. For his third feature, Guillermo del Toro creates a fantastic and horrific tale set in an orphanage isolated from the world. The filmmaker-cinephile claims the heritage of Louis Malle (Goodbye Children), Luis Buñuel (Los Olvivados), Mario Bava (Operation Fear) and of course Charles Laughton (The Night of the Hunter). The matrix of his future work.
The Devil’s Backbone, in replay on Arte.tv