Call for Movie Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal “Jura Gentium Cinema” (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

“Shutter Island” by Martin Scorsese. Drama set in 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island (IMDb).

“Iron Man 2” by Jon Favreau. Billionaire Tony Stark must contend with deadly issues involving the government, his own friends, as well as new enemies due to his superhero alter ego Iron Man (IMDb).

“The Wolfman” by Joe Johnston. Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf (IMDb).

“The Crazies” by Breck Eisner. As a toxin begins to turn the residents of Ogden Marsh, Iowa into violent psychopaths, sheriff David Dutton tries to make sense of the situation while he, his wife, and two other unaffected townspeople band together in a fight for survival (IMDb).

“Darbareye Elly” by Asghar Farhadi (AKA “About Elly” (USA), “À propos d'Elly” (Fr)). It's a story about three Iranian families who are traveling to North of Iran in order that they can introduce the teacher of one of these families daughters to one of their divorced friends who's coming from Germany to Iran but everything changes when the young teacher (Elly) disappears and no one knows if she's still alive or not?

“London River” by Rachid Bouchareb. After traveling to London to check on their missing children in the wake of the 2005 terror attack on the city, two strangers come to discover their respective children had been living together at the time of the attacks.

“The Book of Eli”, by Albert Hughes. Eli (Denzel Washington) has been on a journey for 30 years, walking west across America after a cataclysmic war that turned the earth into a total wasteland. The world has become a lawless civilization where people must kill or be killed. The barren roads belong to gangs of cutthroats who rob and kill for water, a pair of shoes, a lighter, or just for fun. Eli is a peaceful man who only acts in self defense, and becomes a warrior with unbelievable killing skills when he is challenged. After the war and the "Big Flash", Eli was guided by a higher power to a hidden book and given the task of protecting the book and taking it to its final destination. Eli guards the book with his life, because he knows that the book is the only hope that humanity has for its future (IMDb)

“Storm”, by Hans-Christian Schmid. Hannah Maynard, a prosecutor of Hague's Tribunal for war crimes in former Yugoslavia, charges a Serbian commander for killing Bosniaks. However, her main witness might be lying, so the court sends a team to Bosnia to investigate.

“The Infidel”, by Josh Appignanesi. An identity crisis comedy centred on Mahmud Nasir, successful business owner, and salt of the earth East End Muslim who discovers that he's adopted - and Jewish.

The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.

Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are welcome as well.

Please contact dr. Filippo Del Lucchese (f.dellucchese@gmail.com) for submissions.

Jura Gentium Cinema
www.jgcinema.com

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