Best geek movies throughout history.
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Jojo Rabbit was my favorite film of 2019. There are many reasons: The existence of Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi’s take on Hitler, the arc of Sam Rockwell’s character, the complex and nuanced performance of Thomasin McKenzie. But above all, what I found most remarkable was the way in which Jojo Rabbit played with tone, layering and harmonizing different thematic modes in order to paint the world of 1940s Germany as something that we can connect to and learn from. As someone who specializes in tragicomedy, I found the film to be a unique blend of satiric farce and profound moments of tenderness and tragedy, all to paint a picture of the world inhabited by Germans during the Second World War, which was baptized in the personality cult of Adolf Hitler. We can see inside the mind of Jojo as he pictures a mythicized Hitler as his imaginary friend, a goofball who eats unicorns for dinner and charges through the woods alongside Jojo, into the arms of further humiliation. This personal, childish relationship our protagonist has with his fascist-god rings eerily familiar, doesn’t it? Maybe it sounds like your relative, or your coworker, or some guy you pass on the street. But Hitler is dead, and in his place sits Donald J. Trump, a soon-to-be former President of the United States.
This movie starring Bette Davis is one of those films which not only features the classic Bette Davis signature style of the classy girl but also features Bette Davis as the actress in a role I've probably never seen her play until now - the paranoid loner. I think that her acting was absolutely impeccable. Along with the storyline, there was a very heartwarming quality that I did not usually associate with the woman badass Bette Davis . But in this role, she presents something very different to her usual requests and therefore, I count it as one of her greatest films even though from what I have seen, not many people talk about this one in comparison to other - more popular - roles of hers.
Someone on Twitter once asked what book or film you could write a thesis on and for me, it's definitely IT. Last time, I talked about how IT isn't just about a scary murder clown and continuing with that theme of hatred and indifference breeding evil, let's take a look at why it's the Losers that could ultimately bring down Pennywise the Dancing Clown and what makes them so special.
In the first of what we can imagine will be a spate of movies involving lockdowns and the Coronavirus, HBO’s newest original film, Locked Down stars Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It’s London at the start of the pandemic lockdown. For those not aware, England’s lockdown was much more strict than here in America. Thus when married couple Linda and Paxton decided they were going to separate from each other, things got held up by the virus.
Outside the Wire stars Damson Idris as Lt Thomas ‘Harp’ Harper, a headstrong drone pilot. When a mission appears to be going sideways and a missile laden vehicle appears ready to wipe out an entire platoon, Harp violates orders and uses his drone weapons to eliminate the threat. However, the cost is the lives of two Marines that the platoon was attempting to save before the drone strike came. Harp killed two men in order to save 36 and that is all that saves him from a court martial for violating orders.
"Milk" (2008) is a film starring Sean Penn as the forward-thinking progressive and incredible activist and member of the public office, Harvey Milk - the first openly gay man to have a job in public office. Josh Brolin portrayed the famous Dan White who eventually assassinate Harvey Milk. Emile Hirsch portrays the AIDS activist Cleve Jones. The film's storyline is actually surprisingly close to what actually happened and the acting is surprisingly very good (since I am not the biggest fan of Sean Penn).
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If there is one thing you can count on it is that the movie Forrest Gump is going to be on some cable channel at least every few months. I am a fan and enjoy watching this film without ever becoming bored. As I viewed it a few days ago I realize that there are some things that are implied but never confirmed about the woman Forrest eventually married. Jenny Curran was portrayed by Robin Wright who did an excellent job in the role and in 1994 won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a film.
12 Angry Men is a courtroom drama displaying deliberations, as its name suggests, by 12 men who are part of a jury and have to make a consensual decision about an 18 year old boy who has allegedly stabbed his father to death and faces a death penalty. The boy does not come from a glorious background and with his violent past everyone quickly forms a judgment of him. Initially seeming an open & shut case with all evidence pointing fingers to the boy, all jurors unhesitatingly vote guilty in a preliminary vote apart from one, Juror 8 (Henry Fonda). While he too doesn't have very high regards for the boy, but believes the evidence collected can be questioned when thoroughly studied. With this he feels there is a reasonable doubt to the boy's involvement to the horrendous act. Other jurors already having made a conclusion in their mind initially get agitated by Juror 8 who is taking an opposite position to the general public & all the jurors. Without all jurors agreeing a verdict cannot be declared so they need to continue their deliberation, this fact adds to all the other jurors' frustration. The movie till the end displays the whole deliberation among the 12 men and Juror 8 trying to make the others realise that there is a faintest doubt if not a strong one.
I've watched a couple of movies by this director and really, I am very, very impressed by the innovation considering the costume, set up and even the scripting being on line with this cross between melodrama and psychological violence. It's like a modern Shakespearean script whilst holding on to the way in which Shakespeare creates tensions through language. The film is based on Sophocles' Theban Plays and specifically "Oedipus Rex". We all know the story of Oedipus who's mother Jocasta was told a prophecy by an oracle in which her child will murder his father and marry his mother. However, Jocasta's response is to get the servant to take the child and kill it. But he cannot do it so gives it to a servant of the opposing city who takes it back and gives it to the king and queen. He eventually grows up and finds her way back - only for the prophecy to begin to play out. It has horrifying consequences.
Spending more time at home has provided us with the unique opportunity to watch more television now than ever. I've rewatched Grey's Anatomy, The Office, and Sex and the City so I figured it was time to revisit a favorite movie of mine, Superbad!