The 5 best movies to watch in February
Tired of TV and programs? Go to new movies. What can you watch in February that is worth it?
Below are 5 suggestions
The promise land
The always brilliant Mads Mikkelsen plays a retired military captain who dreams of being seen as a noble. His plan is to cultivate a supposedly uncultivable bushland in honor of King Frederik V. The film creates a story of human survival against the wilderness with unmistakable political overtones, where romance also flourishes.
How to have sex
Three British schoolgirls go on holiday together without any parental supervision and look forward to a week of adventures at a Greek holiday resort. But things take a turn for the worse when one girl (Mia McKenna-Bruce) feels she's being pushed towards losing her virginity. One of the best films of the year, How To Have Sex is 'an unflinching yet empathetic look at consent, violation and the surrounding gray areas of sexual experience,' says Isaac Feldberg at RogerEbert.com.
A quiet character study of a middle-aged man who cleans Tokyo's public toilets and spends his free time tending to plants and reading fortunes. It has been nominated for Best International Film at the Oscars and its star, Koji Yakusho, won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival last year.
The taste of things
Anyone with an appetite for 'food movies' should indulge in this sumptuous cinematic feast. Tran Anh Hung's warm French drama takes place in 1885 in the idyllic rural kitchen of Dodin Bouffant (Benoit Magimel), the so-called 'Napoleon of culinary arts'. He spends his days preparing feasts for his friends, with the invaluable help of a loyal cook, Eugénie (Juliette Binoche). The pair have been in love for years, but Dodin may have to take his gastronomy to new heights if he is to convince Eugénie to marry him.
Einstein and the bomb
A Netflix documentary delves further into Einstein's feelings about the Manhattan Project. Directed by Anthony Philipson, Einstein and the Bomb explores his horror during Nazism in Germany, his immigration to the United States in 1933, the letter he co-signed to the US president recommending that they begin research into nuclear weapons , and the aftermath of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The film mixes archival footage with dramatizations, in which Einstein is played by Aidan McArdle, and the dialogue is taken directly from things the scientist said or wrote. "I made a big mistake in my life," he says in the trailer. "If I had known that the Germans would not succeed in producing an atomic bomb, I would not have participated in opening Pandora's box."