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!


My thoughts on The Witch

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“One of the best horrors this year!”


I absolutely adored this film! Going into this movie, I heard nothing but great things and rightfully so! It deserves all the attention its getting because its phenomenal! Anyways,  the story is simple. A family living in a small farm in New England in the 1600s is torn apart. I felt very uneasy as I was watching “The Witch” and I was never bored. Pacing wise, I really enjoyed it being slow. It’s a slow burn horror, and it’s fun. Some might not like the slow pace but I think it fits and the movie gives you just enough to be satisfied. I was glued the whole time so it didn’t really concern me.

Along with a very intriguing story, the film also had an incredible haunting score, beautiful cinematography, and fantastic performances, especially from Anya Taylor Joy (Thomasin) and  Ralph Ineson (William). All of this combined together creates a fantastic horror film that is incredibly tense and one that will make you squirm in your seat. I thoroughly enjoyed this film and I encourage you to check this one out! Unlike many horrors movies that are released today, “The Witch” is genuinely creepy! It’s very unsettling and disturbing and fun!

Rating – ★★★★

 

 

My thoughts on Sicario

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“Tense, Tough, Bleak and Riveting”


The film is about an FBI agent (Emily Blunt) enlisted by a government official to aid in a joint task force tracking down a drug lord at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. It’s a very fascinating story and you really see the reality of the drug war.

I haven’t felt so tense watching a movie in ages. From start to finish the film was super intense. I started to feel uncomfortable watching because the film was so dark. Denis Villenueve really has a gift taking the most vile subjects and turning them into a masterpiece of cinema. With this film, Denis Villenueve proves once again why he is one of the best directors working today.

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The whole cast gave a terrific performance especially Benicio Del Toro. Everyone transformed into their character. Emily Blunt I think gave her best performance in her career in this. Blunt’s character gets introduced to the most dire world she could possibly imagined. Awesome performances! Del Toro killed it!

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The tension never stops. An attack could happen at any moment. Anything could be a trap. With this in mind you are left squirming in your seat and your eyes being glued to the screen. Villenueve manages scenes expertly to sustain the tension and thus you are in awe. I was on the edge of my seat the whole runtime. The atmosphere was extremely tense!

The cinematography is perfect. Roger Deakins does once again what he does – gorgeous/stellar cinematography. Another thing that’s fantastic is the soundtrack! The soundtrack is superb and really meshed well with what was on screen, especially while the action unfolds. With Deakins cinematography and a bone-chilling score, you can see why the tension was on point throughout the whole film.

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All in all, this movie is a true example of tour-de-force filmmaking. Everything about this movie is on par! The realism in Sicario makes you wanna puke. Its dark, bloody, and so brutal. Villenueve doesn’t hold back and really shows you both sides of the war against drugs, American’s view and the brutal reality of the Mexican view.

“Sicario” is one of the best films of the year!

Rating – ★★★★★

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