In the last 12 months, I have seen some incredible biopics of unforgettable musicians. Rocketman, the film based on the life of Sir Elton John was one of them, after Bohemian Rhapsody. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and co-produced by David Furnish, John’s husband, the film is perfectly displaying how a quintessential English boy discovered his passion for music, his compelling path to stardom, childhood trauma and not surprisingly, his battle with addiction.
We all experience bad days or have times where we just feel sad, and it seems nothing can cheer us up. My best solution for turning the frown upside down is to pop on a Disney movie and sit back and enjoy. These are eight of my top escapes to a happy place.
Split is a film that dives deep into the nature of dissociative identity disorder also known as DID, with its main character Kevin Wendell Crumb as the host of all twenty four identities. The film is based off of an illness that isn’t talked about much due to its common misdiagnosis. Its usage of the mental illness as a stage for exaggeration and horror, may cause assumptions to rise to the surface in the real world. When watched, its twisted aura associated with the illness is very apparent and somewhat damaging to not only the watchers knowledge of the mental illness but also to people who have it. It can be concluded that the film creates false imagery of the illness and those diagnosed with it due to its usage of minimal accurate details and pairing it with an inaccurate image.
There were 2 significant events that were noticeable.
Yes, at the time of this epidemic everything was delayed, but hopefully the script for Season 6 sent by fans along with the petition letter will not be choking.
Brief synopsis: A professor of ethics family is killed when they stray into the wrong part of town and witness a drug lord murder someone and get killed for witnessing it. After getting imprisoned for trying to exact revenge, the professor is recruited by his lawyer, who is also a secret vigilante, to join his crew of outside-the-law warriors.
This is a hard one for me, not only because writing about movies makes me miss the cinema more, but because at the minute I can't watch Netflix as I gave it up for lent, not realising lent would coincide with this lockdown. Serves me right for thinking it was an easy option. I also haven't included films that are available on Netflix but are also on my other list, 'My Top Ten Films of the last decade,' should anyone wish to read that.
Some movies don't stand the test of time. They become dated due to their acting, special effects, the general passage of time, or the now-canceled cast members and/or directors. Upon viewing The Dark Knight (2008) for Wannabe Film Buffs for the first time since seeing it in theaters as an insufferable middle school theatre kid, I figured this film would be no different. The bizarre and toxic charm of Heath Ledger's tragic death (looking at you, incel "philosopher" edge-lords with trilbies but call them fedoras whilst having incredibly questionable hygiene practices that make me never want to go to another local game shop ever again) is now a distant memory; and as of this blog post, we have now had two other live-action Jokers. I thought "Nah, this movie is gonna be dated and prove to be an unpopular opinion episode of Wannabe Film Buffs." I was very wrong.
"10 Things I Hate About You" (1999) was not only the ultimate teen film whilst many of us were growing up, but was also the break-out role for the incredible and versatile actor, the late Heath Ledger. Not his first role, it is his biggest to that date. There is something really endearing about this film and although I despise teen rom-coms, I absolutely adore this film. It is so different to most others because there is a serious depth to it and it is based on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew".
Whenever feeling underwhelmed or emotionally detached from a film, it's perfectly natural for one's mind to wander towards the ones that got it absolutely right. Only thing, in my case, that often means thinking about a trilogy of films that themselves seem to go against many of the conventional filmmaking wisdoms of "getting it right": the Before trilogy.