Muriel’s Wedding

Movies, Comedy

Muriel’s Wedding

No Comments 25 December 2017

I recently saw an interview with Björn Ulvaeus, the key creative force behind the songs of ABBA. He described how the makers of the film Muriel’s Wedding pursued him for a long time to get the license to use ABBA songs in the film. This piqued my interest to see the comedy made in the 1990s. The film is fun. It is different. It is also a good social commentary. Muriel dreams about her wedding. But she is a girl nobody likes in high school. What gets her through this challenging period are ABBA songs. And eventually she does marry but in a very unexpected way.

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Allied

Movies, Drama

Allied

No Comments 23 December 2017

Allied starts out similar to Casablanca. Same time (World War II), same place, comparable ambience. A male British agent, Max (Brad Pitt) and a French female agent Marianne (Marion Cotillard) are instructed to kill the German ambassador. The mission is very dangerous. They give themselves a 40% chance they will come out of it alive.

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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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