Tyler Perry is the writer, director, and executive producer of more than 40 movies. In the past, Perry's deals have been with Oprah Winfrey's OWN and Viacom. However, his very first movie was just released on Netflix on Friday, January 17, 2020. The 120-minute movie was filmed in only five days in December before Christmas at Perry's new 330-acre Atlanta filming complex.
This is the worst rating I have given a movie so far and I'm gonna tell you why. When I think a film is absolutely terrible I normally watch it one more time at a different time and place in order to see whether it was me thinking it was awful or maybe I was just not in the mood for that movie. Well, I watched this three times just to make sure and no, it's just a god awful movie. Here's a bit of the history of me and this movie...
Now let's start with a new film instead of ones I have seen countless times before. I don't know what possessed me to see this film but I was always interested in it from the moment I knew what it was about. Based on a very recent event (the abdication of Benedict XVI) - it takes into account all the things that went wrong during his reign as the head of the church. From someone who remembers the death of John Paul II, there is a lot to be said about the decline and fall of the modern Catholic Church. But what this film focuses on is the way in which Benedict XVI abdicated and the man who took his place - Pope Francis, the current Pope.
Today, I watched Five Feet Apart, and acknowledge how incredibly I am to seeing this movie. Although, I’m usually a connoisseur of the sad, cliche, chronic illness film. The Fault in Our Stars is my go-to movie, and I’ve probably watched it close to one hundred times since its first release in 2014. Then Came You, another cancer film that wasn’t so mushy, was so noteworthy that I wrote an article about it here. Now is Good was a masterpiece for a film, equipped with the stereotypical tan guy with fantastic hair, and the heart-wrenching talent of Dakota Fanning.
Stay together as you trek the dark pathways of the dark underwater.
I don't really watch trailers, anymore, if I can help it. I find trailers can often contain plot spoilers, or ruin emotional beats by re-contextualising them in a way that more says "buy tickets for this movie" than whatever it was meant. The logical extreme for this is the trailer for Broken City, a movie which literally has the final scene in the movie a prevalent part of the trailer. Honestly, I wish more companies would adopt the Endgame style of trailers, wherein it literally shows the first 5 or 10 minutes of the movie, tops.
I initially didn't think too much of this film when it first came out, I thought it was just yet another period drama. But how wrong I was... This film is a modern masterpiece of disguise and intrigue, a film of secrecy and darkness. There is something incredibly tense about this film that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout even the every day life of the manor. The tagline is spoken almost as part of the dialogue in the film when the doctor speaks to Albert and says "We are all disguised as ourselves..." that's more of a realisation moment by the audience. But let's move on to the review for now...
A few days ago, the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced. After last year's lackluster series of events and nominees leading up to the show, many of us were probably a bit concerned that this year would be a repeat of the last.
This thriller is possibly one of the most intense thrillers you'll ever watch that has cropped up straight out of 21st century nightmares. The 21st century nightmare in this film involves what happens when a little girl speaks online to an older man and I can honestly say that if you were a little girl (a minor) online in the first decade of the 21st century you probably experienced you fair share of older men wanting to chat/meet up with you. Saying "no" for some girls can be difficult I know, but seriously it wasn't very difficult for me because as soon as I told them my mom was a cop shit turned. But in some cases, the girl can be terrified and seriously, I think that hitting on minors is a problem for a lot of men from the top ranks to the bottom jobs - I really don't know what it is with men and either little girls or women behaving like little girls. It kind of grosses me out.
This film is a god damn masterpiece and now, I have probably seen it about four or five times. Every single time you watch it, you see something you did not pick up before and every time you see the film the meaning of it gets closer and closer until you see something else and that changes the whole meaning entirely and you're back at square one. It's a film that constantly changes meaning.
Note to readers: although 1917 was released in the United States on Christmas Day, 2019, it only just became available in theaters here in Europe (from where I’m writing) on January 10th, 2020.