"The Time of Armageddon" is a historical drama and story related to adolescence in the Queens area of New York City during the 1980s. The Film premiered last week at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival.
James Gray began production on Armageddon in mid-2019. News of Robert De Niro, Oscar Isaacs and Cate Blanchett joining the project in 2020 was released, but the Film eventually went on camera with Anne Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong.
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The filmmaker, who has screened eight feature films to date, has appeared in the Cannes Film Festival competition four times. The director's first film, Little Odessa, released in 1994, won him the Silver Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival. "The Immigrant", "The Lost City of Z" and "Ad Astra" are some of the artist's recent works.
"Armageddon Time" It has been one of the acclaimed works of this year's Cannes Film Festival. According to the Raton Tomitoz website, which received 31 reviews, 90% of the Critics were satisfied with the film. A total of 18 reviews collected on the Metacritic website also show 14 positive reviews and 4 moderate reviews, which is a meta score of 73 out of 100 for the film.
But a look at the reviews of Screen Magazine shows that so far James Gray's Film has received the best marks from the Critics among the 10 works screened in the competition section. The Time of Armageddon with a score of 2.8 out of 4 is at the Top of the magazine magazine table, while the movie EO made by Jerzy Skolimowski with a score of 2.7 out of 4 is very close to the second place.
Critics of "Armageddon Time"
ScreenDly - Tim Greerson strong>
James Gray's cinema often focuses on family and American issues, but his latest work is particularly interested in how whites' scores shape both.
Armageddon's autobiographical drama tells the story of a troubled Queens boy who realizes that although his life is not easy, he is actually happier than many others; For example, to a black classmate who becomes his best friend. And comes with self-criticism. Although parts of the Film can sometimes be predictable or relatively confusing, they are full of the filmmaker's grief; Grief over not knowing the ways in which he and those he loved played a role in building an unequal society; A society that shows no sign of improving this class structure. He has hired Hathaway, Anthony Hopkins and Jeremy Strong. Current and contemporary themes of the Film can also help the commercial potential of this work to flourish, but "Armageddon Time" should be considered a powerful feature Film that may face difficult conditions for success among the main body works.>
Hollywood Reporter - David Rooney
James Gray in this movie from the safe area in works such as "Lost City" and "Towards the Stars" to which he owes his fame. He has come a long way, and in fact, with his most personal film, Armageddon Time, he has returned to the Queens neighborhood of New York, where he grew up. They have evolved; The Film teaches hard lessons about the life injustices that have shaped his character. The Time of Armageddon is a refreshing drama that uses very subtle ways to express itself; The gentleness of the methods makes the Film even bitterer and sweeter than it once was. The same is true of the unique performances of Hathaway, Strong and Hopkins with the two young rookies in the film.
Telegraph - Tim Ruby
James Gray's last two films to the forests of Brazil (in The Lost City) and to the farthest reaches of the solar system (Towards the Stars) ) . These explorations are seen as a task passed down from fathers to sons. The Time of Armageddon, this lovable Cannes Film Festival participant, is certainly smaller than the previous works in question (a return to the Queens suburb, where the director grew up).
The Film is based on childhood events Actors made over the decades 1980's played by real family members. Anne Hathaway is a weary and troubled mother, Jeremy Strong is an unstable father and Anthony Hopkins is a powerful grandfather; The role of a good-natured Jewish immigrant whose mother fled Ukraine in the early years of the twentieth century and brought her to Britain with her before moving to the United States.
Gray is known as Powell Graf. The young actor who plays the main character's childhood, Banks Repta, has a beautiful and lovely voice and brown haired girl hair. Gary's extremely honest acting is a masterpiece.
Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
James Gray after his brilliant space adventure in Star Trek Released in 2019, it is now fully back on Earth. This relatively arduous family work, accompanied by highly self-conscious and glamorous games, has some decisions to make about the plot.
The story takes place in the Queens neighborhood of New York City during the 1980s. When Ronald Reagan, the US presidential candidate, officially declared that the United States was facing a moral "Armageddon." But more importantly, the Queens were the center of the Trump family during the 1980s, which Increasingly, they became richer and stronger every day; There are also indirect references to them in the film. Fred Trump (Donald's father, played by John Dahl) co-stars in the Film with US Judge Marian Trump (Donald's sister, Jessica Chastain), but there is no mention of Donald's own.