Whiplash

Movies, Drama

Whiplash

No Comments 22 October 2017

Whiplash preceded LALA Land in the creative collaboration between the writer/director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz. An aspiring drummer meets a hard driving foul-mouthed teacher at the best music school in the USA. You feel like getting lashed for most of film.

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Lion

Movies, Documentary, Drama

Lion

No Comments 8 October 2017

What a story amazing story from India! Rarely was I so moved. A five-year-old boy insists that his older brother take him to his secret night work. They sneak out their mother’s house but before long the little boy is too tired to continue on. So the older brother leaves the younger brother behind at a train station and tells him not to move until he is back. When the little brother wakes up and his older brother has not returned and he starts searching for his older brother.

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The Brothers McMullen

Movies, Comedy

The Brothers McMullen

No Comments 4 August 2017

Three catholic brothers—John, Berry and Patrick—aged 33 to 21 try to figure out their love life. The oldest inherited the family home on Long Island and the two younger brothers move back in. Five years ago, their unpleasant and unappreciative father died and mother went straight back to Ireland to live with the love of her life who has been waiting for her for 35 years.

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Baby Driver

Movies, Drama

Baby Driver

No Comments 1 August 2017

Baby Driver is fresh. It mixes genres action movie, crime and love story, and music video. Baby, a taciturn man in his early twenties, lost his mother and father in a car accident when he was about 10. The parents were fighting in the front seats, shouted at each other, and she did see the breaking truck. Baby sitting in the back, saw it all and—bam—was an orphan.

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Blood Diamond

Movies, Drama

Blood Diamond

No Comments 3 July 2017

If you are about to get married and want to celebrate this significant event with a diamond, I do not recommend you watch Blood Diamond. Your enthusiasm for diamonds will be greatly diminished. You will no longer sing, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” It is hard to get the idea out of one’s head because of these sparkling objects many people to lost their lives and one may literally wear blood on one’s hands. We also learn how prices for diamonds are kept artificially high because large companies buy up supply and store tons of diamonds in vaults. The film tells a very good story that seems to be in large measure true.

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Beauty and the Beast

Movies, Phantasy

Beauty and the Beast

No Comments 16 April 2017

As an adult you walk into Beauty and the Beast not expecting suspense how the story will end. Of course the beast will get the beauty in the end! The open questions are about their journey. What challenges will the couple face before their happy ending? For me the best part of the movie had very little do with the two story itself. The makers of the film use the plot and the characters as an excuse to show off mesmerizing feats of imagination and creativity. The most stunning scene happens as the beauty (Emma Watson) takes her first dinner in the castle of the beast. She is alone. Only with the staff, who have been years transformed by curse some years ago from human beings into clocks, candle holders and walking closets. The beast is mad with fury in his quarters. We already have learned that the staff has a very strong incentive to ensure the beauty falls in love with the beast: If this happens before a rose dies the staff (and the prince who is trapped in the body of a beast) will be transformed again into their human form. But the rose has not much longer to live. I can assure you have never seen a staff figuratively and literally pulling out all the stops as in this scene. My gut feeling tells me that people behind Pixar movies had their hands in ‘cooking this scene”. In any case, go watch Beauty and the Beast have your iPhone ready and when this scene starts, record it on your phone. And next time when you get poor service at a restaurant, instead of complaining, ask the waiter or waitress to quickly watch this scene with you. This will give them clear ideas how you would like them to lift their service game.

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Coming Soon: Review of Allied

Movies, Drama

Coming Soon: Review of Allied

No Comments 4 April 2017

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