To end the week in style, there’s nothing like getting comfortable in front of the excellent programs available on Canal+. The channel, and its SVoD streaming platform MyCanal, offers many quality films and series, and there is something for everyone.
And to help you choose well, CNET France recommends two very good feature films to watch on the streaming service.
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For this Friday evening, we recommend the films 1917 and Invisible Man.
What films to watch tonight on Canal+?
A Thrilling Great War Movie: 1917
Caught in the turmoil of the First World War, Schofield and Blake, two young British soldiers, are assigned an impossible mission, strictly speaking. Carrying a message that could prevent a devastating attack and the death of hundreds of soldiers, including Blake’s brother, they embark on a real race against time, behind enemy lines.
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When Sam Mendes, the director ofAmerican Beauty, Skyfall and Spectre, decides to make a film on the First World War, and to pay homage to one of his ancestors, this can only give an extraordinary, unique and visceral work, and an immense proposal for cinema.
Especially since this authentic story of two British soldiers find themselves sublimated by a dizzying process: the idea of a war film in a single two-hour sequence shot. If in the end, 1917 is a “false” sequence shot (more like 35 long scenes, the most important being 9 minutes), the experience remains impressive and the total immersion.
From scenes of relaxation between soldiers, to intense scenes of combat, passing through more intimate ones of walking or moments of rest, 1917 grips the spectator without letting go until the end, unfolding its relentless countdown and increasing the tension at the same time.
Beyond the ambition of its directing bias, it is above all the gallery of characters that remain in the lead, like so many little human stories captured in the big one. Simple soldier or officer, modest mother or German enemy, all bring a touching dimension to this great war story. To top it off, the cast of the film is also impressive: the revelations Georges MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman rub shoulders with the excellent Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong and Andrew Scott.
A breathtaking war film with a fascinating image, for a unique experience. 1917 is a film to be seen on the biggest of screens, and which will not leave you indifferent.
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An ingenious and entertaining horror remake: Invisible Man
Cecilia Kass is in a relationship with a brilliant and wealthy scientist. No longer supporting her violent and tyrannical behavior, she flees one night and takes refuge with her sister, their childhood friend and her teenage daughter. But when the man commits suicide, leaving Cecilia a large part of his immense fortune, she begins to wonder if he is really dead. As a series of disturbing coincidences threaten the lives of the people she loves, Cecilia desperately seeks to prove that she is being stalked by a man no one can see. Little by little, she feels that her reason is wavering…
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This new adaptation of HG Wells’ literary classic takes on the trappings of a horror and anticipation film with a feminist dimension. As the heroine of this new version, the intense Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) transports and convinces.
Produced by Blumhouse, the studios behind horror hits Paranormal Activity and Sinister, this Invisible Man benefits from their recipe for a necessarily more gore and nervous update. If its artistic direction (dull and “futuristic”) is not the most exciting, Invisible Man astonishes by excellent scenes of tension where the enemy is not seen, and where the company closes the eyes.
A social metaphor that gains here a horrifying dimension that works 100%. The film thus deals with the current issue of violence against women, and takes the opportunity to shake up the stereotypes and expectations of the viewer thanks to its story with multiple twists. As in the acclaim Get Out, the horrors of society are often more terrible than those of the cinema.
Without being the film of the year, Invisible Man is a clever spin on the genre and the famous HG Wells story, and the film will effectively fill your tense evening with some visual inventiveness and some great action sequences.
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