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Hellbound (2021). Netflix Series. Reviews

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Hellbound (2021)
Hellbound (2021)

Hellbound (Jiok) is a 2021 television series directed by Yeon Sang-ho (Train to Busan). Starring Yoo Ah-in, Lee Re, Kim Do-yoon and Park Jung-min.

Don’t miss it. One of the best TV series you can watch this year.

Plot, Synopsis

Unos monstruos aparecen justo cuando reciben la profecía de un ente sobrenatural. People hear predictions on when they will die. When that time comes, a death angel appears in front of them and kills them. (Filmaffinity)

The Series. Reviews

Our Opinion

One of the best TV series you can watch this year.

Where to Watch

On Netflix.

Trailer

Cast & Crew

Director: Yeon Sang-ho
Screenwriters: Kyu-Seok Choi, Yeon Sang-ho
Music: Kim Dong-uk
Cinematography: Byeong Bong-seon
Cast: Yoo Ah-in, Lee Re, Kim Do-yoon, Park Jung-min, Jin-ah Won, Kim Hyun-joo, Yang Ik-june, Chase Maser, Yu Kyung-Soo, Shin-rok Kim
Producer: Lezhin Studio. Distributor: Netflix

Spoiled Brats (2021). Comedy Movie on Netflix. Revies

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Spoiled Brats (2021)
Spoiled Brats (2021)

Spoiled Brats (Pourris Gâtés) is a 2021 comedy movie directed by Nicolas Cuche starring Gérard Jugnot, Camille Lou and Victor Artus Solaro.

Plot, Synopsis

A millionaire wants to raise his spoiled children to be better people. To do this, he tricked them and pretended that the family had lost the fortune on which the two brothers and daughters had relied. (Filmaffinity)

Movie Reviews

Coming soon.

Release Date

November 26, 2021.

Where to Watch

On Netflix.

Movie Trailer

Cast & Crew

Angèle (2021). Documentary on Netflix

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Angèle (2021)
Angèle (2021)

Angèle is a documentary directed by Brice Vdh and Sébastien Rensonnet about the Belgian singer and composer Angèle.

Belgian pop star Angèle reflects on her life and hopes as she finds balance amid the tears, joys and loneliness of fame. Told through her own words. (Filmaffinity)

Release Date

November 26, 2021.

Where to Watch

On Netflix.

Trailer

Cast & Crew

A Castle for Christmas (2021). Romantic Comedy on Netflix. Reviews

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A Castle for Christmas (2021)
A Castle for Christmas (2021)

A Castle for Christmas is a 2021 Netflix romantic comedy starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes. Directed by Mary Lambert.

Plot, Synopsis

A famous writer tries to buy a castle in Scotland but she finds a true love.

Movie Reviews

Coming soon.

Release Date

November 26, 2021.

Where to Watch

On Netlix.

Movie Trailer

Cast & Crew

8-Bit Christmas (2021). Kids Comedy. Reviews

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8-Bit Christmas (2021)
8-Bit Christmas (2021)

8-Bit Christmas is a 2021 Christmas movie starring Winslow Fegley and June Diane Raphael. It’s directed by Michael Dowse.

It was written by Kevin Jakubowski.

Plot, Synopsis

In 1980s Chicago, a ten-year-old sets out on a quest to get the Christmas gift of his generation – the latest and greatest video game system. (Filmaffinity)

Movie Reviews

“This is a very well-made film (…) It’s a surprise contender for best Christmas movie of the last several years” Michael Ordoña: Los Angeles Times

“‘8-Bit Christmas’ may have a more grounded approach to gamer culture than you’d expect, but it’s constantly beat by its own limited imagination (…) Rating: ?½ (out of 4)” Nick Allen: rogerebert.com

Release Date

November 24, 2021 on HBO Max.

Movie Trailer

Cast & Crew

Redeeming Love (2022). Romantic Movie. Official Trailer

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Redeeming Love (2022)
Redeeming Love (2022)

Redeeming Love is a 2022 romantic movie directed by D.J. Caruso starring Abigail F. Cowen and Tom Lewis.

It’s based upon the novel by Francine Rivera.

Release Date

January 21, 2022.

Trailer

Cast & Crew

The Ninth (2019). Russian Thriller Movie

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The Ninth (2021)
The Ninth (2021)

The Ninth (Devyataya) is a 2019 Russian thriller movie directed by Nikolay Khomeriki. Starring Daisy Head and Yuri Kolokolnikov.

Plot, Synopsis

St. Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esotericism. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public spiritualistic sessions. At this time, a series of ritual mysterious murders takes place in the city. (Filmaffinity)

Movie Trailer

Cast & Crew

Happy Thanksgiving! Today, November 25

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The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth por Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914). Museo Pilgrim Hall.
The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth por Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914). Museo Pilgrim Hall.

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the fourth Thursday of November.

And this year it’s celebrated today, November 25.

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany, and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well.

Christian Marclay: Voices. Gallery Koyanagi. Japan

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Christian Marclay. Tragic mask. Collage on Paper
Christian Marclay. Tragic mask. Collage on Paper

Gallery Koyanagi is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Christian Marclay (b. 1955) from November 24, 2021 through February 26, 2022, featuring new collages and large-scale woodcut prints.
 
The voice is at the center of the exhibition, while Marclay continues his investigation into the relationship between sound and image through sampling elements from art and popular culture. The collages were all made last year while Marclay was in isolation, as he states:
 
“This new series of collages were created during the first lockdown of 2020, when the pandemic forced me to work alone in my London studio. These works reflect on the fear and anxiety that we were all experiencing then and now, not only due to the pandemic, but also to the erosion of democracy, the rise of authoritarian leaders, systemic racism, and the damage to our environment.”
 
In a group of collages titled Toxic Talk, 2020, skillfully cut-up comic fragments are arranged as opposing rows of angry heads, emitting snaking lines tangled up with one another. The lines give the voices a physical form. These voices remind us that fear often leads to anger.
 
Fear is the subject of Collective Emotion (1), 2020, a striking collage of screaming faces collected from various manga and comic books, and arranged like a chorus onto a red background. The fearful ensemble points to a collective anxiety.
 
Also exhibited are three large woodcut prints created through a combination of digital and traditional techniques. The prints originated from small collages made with fragments of manga and comics, that were scanned, enlarged and carved into cheap OSB boards (made from wood chips) using a computerized carving machine. The woodcuts are printed using an etching press, incorporating the expressive and unique texture of the wood chips. A starting point for these work was Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s lithograph The Scream, 1895, one of the most enduring and recognizable artworks of modernity. Like Munch’s iconic image, Marclay’s characters express an existential trauma that is seen but not heard.
 
The artist also published a new “graphic score” for solo voice, titled No!, 2020, created from collaged comic book fragments. While earlier graphic scores such as Manga Scroll, 2010, incorporated onomatopoeias disconnected from their generative action, No! uses vocal utterances, facial expressions, and body movements to prompt the performer. Writes Marclay, “Like my earlier graphic scores dating back to the 1990s, the use of words that illustrate their sonic counterparts engages non-traditional visualizations of sound as a possibility for generating music.”
 
This new score has been premiered in Japan by EYE of BOREDAMS at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) to coincide Marclay’s survey exhibition there. The exhibition at MOT is the artist’s first large-scale museum exhibition in Japan on view from November 20, 2021 to February 23, 2022. Also, Marclay will be presenting two-days performances “Found in Odawara” with Otomo Yoshihide, Koichi Makigami, Akio Suzuki, Fuyuki Yamakawa and Ami Yamasaki on November 27 and 28 at the Enoura Observatory of the Odawara Art Foundation founded by Hiroshi Sugimoto in the outskirt of Tokyo.
 
Rooted in a sampling aesthetic fundamental to the artist’s practice — from his early musical performances using vinyl records to more recent works in video, photography and printmaking — Christian Marclay uses fragments from the ephemera of popular culture to arrive at new forms and meanings through re-contextualisation.
 
Marclay’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including solo exhibitions at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California (2019); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (2019); Sapporo Art Museum, Japan (2017); Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland (2015); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); MoMA PS1, New York (2009); Cité de la Musique, Paris (2007); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2006); and Tate Modern, London (2004). Marclay was awarded the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale (2011) for The Clock, 2010, which has been shown widely to great acclaim. Marclay has also collaborated with acclaimed artists including John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Sonic Youth, Steve Beresford, Okkyung Lee and Otomo Yoshihide.

Gallery Koyanagi

Gallery Koyanagi
Koyanagi Bldg. 9th floor
1-7-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-0061 Japan

JoAnne Artman Gallery Presents: YIPPEE-KI-YAY!!

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BILLY SCHENCK The Southern Trail Oil on Canvas 30 x 36 inches
BILLY SCHENCK The Southern Trail Oil on Canvas 30 x 36 inches

There is just nothing like the good ol’ Westerns! JoAnne Artman Gallery is proud to present Yippee-Ki-Yay, an exclusive exhibition featuring works by Billy Schenck, Greg Miller, and America Martin. Titled after the joyful expression of 19th century cowboys, Yippee-Ki-Yay captures the toughness, independence, and adventure of the Wild West. Continuing the legacy of the American Frontier’s popularity in art, film, and literature, each artist independently explores this history through personal narrative and the familiar imagery of archetypal heroes. 

Billy Schenck’s oil on canvas depictions of the American West establish visual links between film and art history. Stark contrasts, use of pattern, vivid hues, and a pop sensibility imbibe the work with a contemporary edge that confronts some of Hollywood’s most popular tropes. Frequent motifs in Schenck’s work include heroes, villains, the seductive femme fatale, and Native American figures. Acquiring his imagery from both personal references and historical sources, Schenck ties his personal narratives to those that came before.

GREG MILLER Time Acrylic, Collage, Gloss Varnish on Panel 48 x 48 inches
GREG MILLER Time Acrylic, Collage, Gloss Varnish on Panel 48 x 48 inches

Greg Miller’s mixed media approach unifies Pop Art, collage, and the concept of collective memory. Utilizing collected paper ephemera, Miller draws on his urban Californian roots to create tangible, evocative, visual narratives across his compositions. Often using vintage texts, illustrations, newspaper and photographs as a base, Miller completes the works with elements of typography, resulting in visual landscapes of great narrative depth. Miller’s unique brand of Americana celebrates as well as notes our ties to iconic imagery that transcends the passage of time.

LA-based artist America Martin draws inspiration from her Colombian heritage and the natural world. Recognized by her unique use of line and her portrayal of form across mediums, Martin often treats the figure and background with equal importance. Luscious, generous strokes of the brush, thick layers of paint, and a bold use of line are emblematic of her style. Returning to her series of Native American portraits, Martin’s expertise of the human form lends depictions that are solid, grounded, and in tune with the environment.

AMERICA MARTIN Man with Blanket Oil + Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 40 inches
AMERICA MARTIN Man with Blanket Oil + Acrylic on Canvas 50 x 40 inches

These artists’ work will inspire, provoke, engage and mesmerize. With visual perceptions always changing, peek behind the stories told and you’re sure to find the right artistic expression.

JoAnne Artman Gallery

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