My thoughts on La La Land

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“Beautiful”


I absolutely adored this film! ‘La La Land’ hit all the right notes – phenomenal performances, impeccable cinematography, terrific writing, and an incredible soundtrack. After watching the film, I wanted to listen to the soundtrack over and over again. The pacing was fantastic too, there was never a dull moment and I was hooked from start to finish.  Another thing that I wanna point out is how aesthetically pleasing the color palette is, very vibrant. In terms of the story, it’s truly wonderful and its very inspirational.  thumb-1920-780126.jpg
Alright in terms of the negatives, I got literally none. It was such a joy to watch all throughout! The entire cast and crew did such an incredible job and created something really special. It’s one of the best films of the year and it’s my pick for best film of the year. It’s definitely a must-see on the big screen! It’s gonna be nominated for a bunch of awards and win a ton too, and deservedly so. Instant classic.

Thank you Damien Chazelle.

Rating – ★★★★★

PS: That ending…….

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My thoughts on Moonlight

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“Truly Phenomenal”


Moonlight is filled with breathtaking performances, a beautiful score, an engrossing powerful story, stellar visuals, and its directed to perfection.  I was just blown away while watching the film and I was in awe afterwards. I highly recommend you watch the film and just sit back and relax and enjoy the story of Chiron. I have seen the film twice now and it gets even better on a second viewing. Each shot conveyed so much emotion. It’s just so brilliant in every way. The performances really blew me away too.
20151024_Moonlight_D09_C1_K1_0303.jpgAll the three actors who played Chiron, Naomie Harris as Chiron’s mom, and Mahershala Ali deserve a ton of awards and the film itself deserves all the praise its been getting. In conclusion, its one of the best films of the year and I highly recommend you to check it out. Once you watch the film, you’ll realize why everyone’s been raving about it. It’s directed to the crisp by Barry Jenkins, gorgeously shot, very well written, and filled with incredible performances. The film will 100% be a contender for this years Academy Awards and it should get nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and Best Supporting Actress for Naomie Harris and win a few.

Rating – ★★★★★

My thoughts on Nocturnal Animals

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“Beautiful”


From the very first minute and throughout the whole film, I was thoroughly enthralled. Nocturnal Animals is superbly filmed and along with the performances from the entire cast, riveting plot, and interesting characters, it’s one hell of a thrill ride. Another thing that I adored about this film other than the impeccable cinematography, phenomenal performances, and engrossing story was the soundtrack. In terms of what the story is about, all you’ll need to know is that it’s about an art gallery owner, played by the wonderful Amy Adams, who receives a book written by her ex-husband Jake Gyllenhaal.
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In conclusion, Nocturnal Animals is a phenomenal film and one of the best films of the year! It has a very intriguing story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, incredible performances, exquisite cinematography, a fantastic score, and is masterly directed and written by Tom Ford. I highly recommend you to check this film out as it will definitely be spoken about when the Academy Awards near. Absolutely beautiful and entertaining.

Rating – ★★★★★

My thoughts on The Birth of a Nation

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“Fantastic”


I really enjoyed this film! I thought that Nate Parker did a terrific job with his directorial debut as well as showing his acting and writing chops. The story is very engaging and compelling, it tells the story of a slave, Nat Turner, played by Nate Parker who leads a slave rebellion. As the film progresses, I never got bored at any point. I was completely engaged and I thought the film was really well paced. In terms of the supporting cast, they were all solid and mostly full of unknowns except for the guy from Preacher and Armie Hammer. In terms of the cinematography, I thought the film was very well shot. The soundtrack was also fantastic.
163101_szene_1.jpgIn conclusion, I thoroughly think that this was a very well crafted film, especially from a first time director. It’s a very thought provoking/riveting film that gives you insight into how slavery was during the 1800s, the story about Nat Turner and his rebellion and about the inhumane act of slavery/racism in general.

Rating – ★★★★

My thoughts on Don`t Breathe

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“Fantastic”


I really enjoyed this film! It had everything you would want in a horror film! Great performances especially from Stephen Lang and Jane Levy, great cinematography, wonderful sound design and a very eerie score! All this combined together created such a tense and creepy filled atmosphere and one of the best films of the year!dbbAfter such a disappointing summer season, it was very refeshing to watch a great film. One of my favourite parts of the film happens when all the lights are out. The way that whole sequence of events was shot along with the sound design and the performances from the characters really raised the tension levels from 100% to 1000%. During this time as well as other times throughout watching the film, I was holding my breath just like the characters.db5 In conclusion, DONT BREATHE is a fantastic horror film that will keep you on the edge of your seat! It’s super fun/scary and if you love thrillers, this is really one to watch!

Rating – ★★★★

My thoughts on Star Trek Beyond

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“Awesome”


I thoroughly enjoyed this film! It has great humor, action, visuals, and also a great score! I wasn’t bored at all and I was invested from start to finish. I liked this movie more than Star Trek Into Darkness but I still think Star Trek (2009) is still the best out of the three in the new franchise. Simon Pegg (Writer) and Justin Lin (Director) did a phenomenal job with Beyond and I hope Pegg comes back to write the next S.T. film. I also wouldn’t mind Justin Lin coming back to direct another.stb4It was so much fun watching the crew interact with each other and also seeing the Enterprise in action. The performances from the whole cast was fantastic, especially new-comer Sofia Boutella, as Jaylah. The performance by Idris Elba, who plays the villain Krall, I thought was also quite good. Another thing I really enjoyed was the visuals, specifically of Yorktown. In terms of the negatives, I thought that some of the action  scenes were too clunky (shaky cam) but I enjoyed most of it.STAR TREK BEYONDIn conclusion, Star Trek Beyond was fantastic! It will make you laugh, and at times make you go on the edge of your seat! If you haven’t seen the previous films of the new Star Trek franchise (Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness) you’ll still have a great time with Beyond but I highly recommend you watch them to further understand the characters relationships with one another and also understand a few more jokes more clearly.

I highly recommend you check this out.

Rating – ★★★★

For Anton ❤️

 

 

My thoughts on Green Room

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“Brutal, Riveting & Tense”


The story –   “A punk band plays a gig at a club. While the punk band is at the club, they stumble upon something that they shouldn’t have seen.”   This is all you need to know, although it may be vague. Trust me, the less you know the better, especially for this film. Just go in, sit, and enjoy the thrilling ride.

WOW! This was fucking amazing! This film deserves all the praise it’s getting because Jeremy Saulnier did it once again and directs another phenomenal film! Fantastic cinematography, directing and writing! Phenomenal performances from the whole cast, and a killer soundtrack! It’s very entertaining and I was invested from start to finish. I was on the edge of my seat and my heart was racing several times. It’s one of the best thrillers ever and definitely worth your price of admission.

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The violence in this film doesn’t hold back and is brutal as it can get. Thus, this is the only thing that may scratch your interest into watching this film. It’s gruesome and gory, so if you feel sick easily by the sight of blood and disturbing images, you may want to skip this one out. I encourage you regardless if you are a bit sensitive to gore/disturbing images to take a chance and watch this. It’s truly a phenomenal film!

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In conclusion, “Green Room” is fucking awesome! I highly recommend you check this out! If you enjoy thrillers, this is the one to watch ASAP. The director of Green Room also directed another film called Blue Ruin which is also great and you should also check out when you can. I can’t wait to watch this over and over again! I love it! It’s a pure thrill ride.

Rating –  ★★★★★

Thank You Jeremy Saulnier!


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