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BBC推荐:12月最值得一看的5部电影 Five films to watch this December

中国日报网 2019-12-04 09:13





Little Women 《小妇人》

Do we need another film of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th-Century coming-of-age novel? There have already been seven – including Gillian Armstrong’s 1994 adaptation – and the most recent of those, a modern-day retelling, came out just last year. Still, the new Little Women, written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) could be big. Chris Hunneysett at the Daily Mirror enthuses that “this joyous, moving and funny adaptation of the much-loved literary classic bursts with wit, warmth, beauty and intelligence”. The four March sisters are played by Saoirse Ronan (as Jo), Emma Watson (as Meg), Eliza Scanlen (as Beth), and Florence Pugh (as Amy), and the supporting cast numbers Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Timothée Chalamet.





Bombshell 《爆炸新闻》

One day, Hollywood is sure to make a film about its own recent sexual-harassment scandals. In the meantime, Jay Roach’s snappy docudrama shines a spotlight on similar wrongdoings in the television industry. Charlize Theron stars as Megyn Kelly, a Fox News anchor who was bombarded by misogynistic abuse after she hosted a town-hall debate with Donald Trump, alongside Nicole Kidman as her colleague Gretchen Carlson, and Margot Robbie as a fictionalised Fox recruit. All three women are subjected to the wheedling advances of their slimy boss Roger Ailes (John Lithgow), but they soon learn how difficult it is to be a whistleblower – and how easy it is for everyone else to ignore their claims.


misogynistic[mɪˌsɑːdʒɪˈnɪstɪk]: n. 厌恶女人的男人

wheedle[ˈwiːdl]: v. 以甜言蜜语诱惑;用甜言蜜语欺骗

slimy[ˈslaɪmi]: adj. 谄媚的,虚伪的

whistleblower['hwɪsəl,bloɚ]: n. 告发者;检举者




Spies in Disguise 《变身特工》

In this 007-spoofing children’s cartoon from the studio behind Ice Age and Robots, Will Smith provides the voice of Lance Sterling, a James Bond-alike secret agent, and Tom Holland is Walter Beckett, the Q-alike gadget specialist whose experimental “bio-dynamic concealment” technology goes too far. How far? Well, it turns Lance into a pigeon. He isn’t too pleased about his new identity, but Walter sees the upside: pigeons can fly at 90mph, and they can go anywhere without being noticed, so they’re perfect for world-saving espionage.





Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 《星球大战9:天行者崛起》

Whether you class it as the third episode in the third Star Wars trilogy or the ninth episode in an over-arching ennealogy, the trailers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker promise that “the saga will end”, which means that we’ll be seeing the last of Rey, Finn, Poe, and the other regulars. At least... we’ll be seeing the last of them until they inevitably come back for another saga in a few years from now. Before that, Episode IX boasts the fan-pleasing return of Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), and the introduction of a new character played – much to his glee – by Richard E Grant. Princess Leia will be in it, too, in archive footage of the late Carrie Fisher.





1917 《1917》

British directors of a certain age like to have a bash at prestigious war epics. In 2017, there was Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour. And now Sam Mendes follows his Bond movies, Skyfall and Spectre, with a stunning World War One drama based on a true story he heard from his novelist grandfather. George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman play two young soldiers who have to race through enemy territory to deliver a message that could stop 1,600 of their fellow Brits being massacred. The most impressive aspect of 1917 is that the whole film appears to be shot in one, long continuous take.





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