Tag: Drama

The Beguiled (2017) Quick Review

This is a great commercial for the 1971 film for those who haven’t seen it and if you have seen it, then you have pretty much already watched this film down to the scene with the pet turtle. If you are a fan of Southern Gothic, I definitely recommend this one to you. The Beguiled is worth a watch, especially for guys because playing with repressed sexuality will 9/10 burn you in the end.

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Sleight Quick Review

I wish the movie, expanded a little more with the ‘magical’ element of the story since it was the main selling point, it’s almost criminal they didn’t do more with it. As it is Sleight is a passable film that brings up the issue of surviving in a rough setting without giving you a good solution for getting out.

The Circle Review

‘ve seen much better movies on this topic, but if you think this film isn’t realistic in the era of Instagram, Snapchat, Alexa, and WorldStarHipHop…you may want to take a closer look at current events…it may scare the crap out of you.

The Case for Christ Review

The real Lee Strobel shortly quit his job as a reporter and became a pastor with his wife, the story of his life is a fascinating ride from non-believer to believer that not only delivered a bestselling book but a compelling film. The Case For Christ is a story that can be embraced by mainstream audiences along with Christian audiences right in time for Easter.

Gifted Quick Review

Gifted is cliché at times and tends to go the route of hoping an adorable little girl can win your hearts with sass and occasional swearing. While she may not completely win you over, the film empathizes the importance of a strong stable family and for that, it is worthy of a favorable rating.

Lion (Guest Review Ft. Movie Man Jackson)

It may be the editing, which isn’t perfect in the first half, but adequate. In the second half, elapsed time isn’t clearly defined, and some character introductions/relationships/reintroductions are a little clunky as a result. Chemistry between Patel and Rooney Mara is average. The scenes they share extensively together (not a ton) is when Lion becomes a tad clichéd and its pace compromised

But even with that, Lion does a lot more to be legitimately emotional than the average solely Oscar-centric movie. In simplicity, a moving tale is found.

Manchester by the Sea (Guest Review ft. ScreenZealots)

While it’s a genuine look at the grieving process, I wanted this movie to be so much better than it actually is. I feel Affleck’s incredible performance is clouding everyone’s opinion of this film and if they’d simply take a step back, they’d notice the multitude of aspects that don’t work, like classical music used for the score and the poor direction that feels more like a Robert Altman rip-off than a sincere, original style.

Fences (Guest Review ft. Amari Sali)

A film which makes you think, reflect, and feel. I don’t feel like I watch enough of those. So when films like this come along, it is like cleaning your palate. It is like, being reminded of what a quality drama can be, and how from the old to the young, it isn’t unfair to expect every character to make an effort to not just connect with you but to make you feel something. Now, I might not have cried like I thought I would, but damn if this doesn’t put some perspective on your life, maybe your daddy’s life, and make you contemplate on your way home what you going to do about your life.

Moonlight (Guest Review ft. CineMuseFilms)

Moonlight has more in common with impressionist paintings than modern cinema. It is soft-focused and visceral. It is not about race or sexuality or masculinity, yet it takes us into those spaces to experience the film rather than just watch. It defies holistic labels and compels engagement with its fragments. You do not see this film for entertainment but to share a journey into darkness to find light.

Before I Fall Quick Review

By the time Samantha discovers that Juliet dies in every scenario and that she need to save her, she really doesn’t ‘try’ to save her. She always waits until the last 10 minutes before she dies when she had all day to convince her not to commit suicide. So when she finally jumps in front of the truck my first thought was “I don’t think you had to do that”

Fifty Shades Darker Review

Charlie Hunnam, is probably somewhere spiking the football that he backed out of this franchise before it ruined his career. There aren’t enough buzzwords to describe out bad this is, you simply have to see it to believe it.

Split Review

hyamalan’s old tropes are still around this time around but overall Split does just enough to not only have you a ride worth the price of admission but gives you just a little more faith in M. Night Shyamalan films going forward.

Live by Night Quick Review

Live by Night is a film that is written by Ben Affleck, produced by Ben Affleck, directed by Ben Affleck, and starring Ben Affleck…So there is literally no one else to blame for this film being a misguided mess but him.

Silence Review

The topic of religion is one that gets the usual suspects on both sides but 2016 has been a great year for Faith-based movies with Hacksaw Ridge, I’m Not Ashamed, and now Silence.

La La Land Review

I’m not going to give it “best film of the year” nods while Hacksaw Ridge and Hell or High Water are in the running and I believe those are MUCH better films but La La Land is a fun blast from the past

Patriots Day Review

I can’t say that I enjoyed this movie as much as I enjoyed Deepwater Horizon but I’m not going to turn a blind eye to the work and the passion that went into bringing this story to life.