Get On Up (2013) is the story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Starring Chadwick Boseman and directed by The Help director Tate Taylor — this film makes the Godfather of Soul look just as he was, a man of many complexities. The fact that is is written by the same guy who wrote The Last Legion and then, after Get On Up he wrote: Edge of Tomorrow, Black Mass and Ford V. Ferrari shows that the writer(s) on the project obviously know a thing or two about history and biopic film. The film is very well put together and has an incredible storyline — being about James Brown, what do you expect? It is a thrilling story with an amazing score and, most of all, it is a very entertaining viewing experience.
There are tons of good movies in the 21st Century and maybe this year has some of the greatest ones. We can definitely say that 2003 wasn't a great year for film and yet 2007 was phenomenal — but nobody ever really talks about 2019. How did this year go and what difference did it make to film? There haven't really been any innovations that have come out in filmmaking such as in 2009 when Avatar came out and the world experienced something brand new and never seen before on screen. (Though I don't particular like the film, the innovation is there). Boyhood, There Will Be Blood, The Dark Knight and Hereditary have all been moments of awe in the filmmaking world and so, we're going to answer the question of what are the 10 greatest movies of 2019.
We can all agree that Jordan Peele's Us (2019) is quite possibly one of the best films of the last ten years and has potential to be one of the greatest movies of the 21st Century (but not the greatest, that space is saved for There Will Be Blood (2007), sorry Peele). Us (2019) is a brilliant movie in which subtleties reign supreme in exciting the audience's understanding of the film. Everyone guesses what everything means and so, we're going to look at some subtleties of our own and see how they're used to create meaning. This should be interesting seeing as, especially in horror film, these subtleties in usage are becoming evermore popular. If you'd like to start at the beginning of this series of articles, then please proceed to click here: https://vocal.media/horror/a-filmmaker-s-guide-to-jordan-peele-s-us-2019 - but you don't have to read the others in order to understand this article. They are entirely separate and can be read in any order at all. So once again, here's your spoiler alert if you haven't see the film. Let us get on with this article on the subtleties used in Jordan Peele's Us (2019).
Jordan Peele is very well known for inventing new and exciting methods for horror, especially where his filmmaking skills are concerned. Now on his second movie, he has quite a good streak of horror films under his belt already with Get Out (2017) having an Oscar and Us (2019) on its way to having one. If you haven’t done so already then you probably want to read the first article in this series (https://vocal.media/horror/a-filmmaker-s-guide-to-jordan-peele-s-us-2019). This article isn’t going to continue from the previous one though - so you don’t have to read the one before to understand it. The thing I do want to cover is how Jordan Peele uses this film to establish his own signature style. These are the points we’ll go through to see how that works:
Villains are everywhere in film and there are several different types of them and what we're going to cover is who these villains are that make the greatest characters in film history. Let's first go through what a villain is:
Behind the Candelabra (2013) is one of those films that everyone remembers being released but nobody knows where it went. It's like after its cinema play it kind of dropped off the face of the earth even though it did fairly well at the box office. I can assure you that this film, if you haven't seen it, is a lot more entertaining than you think it is. A mixture of music, comedy, drama and biography - this film tells an incredibly whimsical and slightly off-key tale of the latter part of Liberace's career. It is a visually stunning movie and I think that Liberace himself would've liked it quite a lot. Let's start off with my history with this movie...