After a wonderful week of celebrating cinema at the11th Dubai International Film Festival, it is time for MATM to disclose this edition’s scorecard! Below you will find the ratings of all the films I attended as I look forward to next year’s edition already!
بعد أسبوع رائع احتفلت فيه دبي بعالم السينما في مهرجانها السينمائي الدولي الحادي عشر، حان الوقت للكشف عن تقييمات أفلام هذه النسخة من المهرجان! أدناه سوف تجدون كامل التقييمات للأفلام التي حضرتها هذه السنة و أبقى متطلعاً لحضور نسخة العام المقبل بفارغ الصبر
It is finally that time of the year again. The week in which my love for movies goes to the extreme as I am washed away in a sea of magnificent, memorable, and brilliant films, courtesy of my hometown’s global festival, the Dubai International Film Festival.This year packs yet another great combination of movies that I cannot wait to watch and review right here on Moe At The Movies! So, without further ado, below is my schedule for the 11th Dubai International Film Festival!
لقد حان الوقت مرة أخرى لمعايشة أفضل أسبوع في السنة. الأسبوع الذي يأخذ عشقي للأفلام إلى أقصى الحدود و يجرفني في بحر من الأفلام الرائعة و التي لا تنسى. إنه المهرجان السينمائي لمسقط رأسي، مهرجان دبي السينمائي الدولي
Ever since The Dark Knight Rises elegantly tied up his landmark Batman trilogy almost three years ago, there was a lot of excitement and intrigue surrounding Christopher Nolan's next project, Interstellar. Well, after watching it a few days ago, it is safe to say that this is yet another winner from one of cinema's modern maestros. With a truly star-studded cast, a complex-yet-gripping screenplay, and simply majestic direction, Interstellar is not only one of 2014's best films, but one of the greatest films ever made.
One of Interstellar's winning factors is its wonderful cast. Lead by Matthew McConaughey, an actor in the midst of a terrific run of roles both on film and television, the motion picture is filled with characters who come to life immediately and connect powerfully with the audience, thanks to the actors. McConaughey's character, Cooper, is a complex man who is growing ever restless with the world, pushing himself to explore the wilderness that is outer space. An urge for exploration that takes him through what can only be described as one of cinema's most thought-provoking and mesmerizing journeys. Other excellent roles in the film that deserve mention include those of Anne Hathaway (Brand); Jessica Chastain (Murph); Michael Caine (Professor Brand); Mackenzie Foy (Young Murph); and one more superb casting decision that I hope will entertain viewers with their well-timed presence as much as they did me.
The film's strongest asset, though, is without question its director Christopher Nolan. Working with a script co-written by his brother Jonathan Nolan, Christopher is able to concoct a science-fiction motion picture that builds on all the classics that came before it. Indeed, Nolan not only builds on them but creates a unique vision that honors those films whilst keeping his directorial style intact. Interstellar is also blessed with multiple well-shot scenes that are awe-inspiring and utterly breathtaking, mainly thanks to Nolan and his cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema.
Ultimately, it is Interstellar's sheer love for adventure and exploration that drives it forward and keeps viewers mesmerized during its nearly three-hour runtime. Director Christopher Nolan once again cements his position as one of cinema's grandest visionaries with a motion picture that is unlike anything we have seen. It does share a lot with previous classics, particularly Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), but is brave enough to go further and give us all the chance to stare into space with all its majesty and wonder about its many mysteries. And because of that, Interstellar will continue to be relevant and cherished by all film lovers for decades to come. A magnificent cinematic triumph.
MATM Rating | تقدير مو و الأفلام
Director | المخرج
Christopher Nolan / كريستوفر نولان
Trailer | إعلان الفيلم
Outstanding performances | الأدوار المميزة
Matthew McConaughey (Cooper) / ماثيو ماكوناهي في دور كوبر
Runtime | مدة الفيلم
2 hours and 49 minutes / ساعتين و تسعة و أربعون دقيقة
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
Guilty Pleasure Qualities:
Robin Williams's eccentric, energetic, and magnetic performance. Sally Field's warm and effective role. The extraordinary make-up of Mrs. Doubtfire. The soundtrack. The slapstick comedy routines. Playful and joyful direction by Chris Columbus.
Guilty Pleasure Level:
Moderate (Revisited once every two years)
Robin Williams (as Daniel Hillard / Mrs. Doubtfire)
Heath Ledger - in full Joker attire - discusses a scene with director Christopher Nolan and actor Gary Oldman on the set of The Dark Knight (2008) | هيث ليدجر - في كامل ملابس 'الجوكر' - يتبادل النقاش مع المخرج كريستوفر نولان والممثل غاري أولدمان أثناء تصوير مشهد من فيلم فارس الظلام، من انتاج سنة 2008