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.
Interesting how such a song has real use in the Joker film. At times songs in a film will be picked out due to the director's bias or just because it sounds good in the given scene. At other times there is an actual artistic reason for selecting a song in film's soundtrack. What makes Frank Sinatra's song so wonderful is how it applies to both our protagonist, Arthur Fleck and a particular theme in the film.
It's finally here! The trailer for the Morbius movie! Prior to the trailer, we knew that Sony was creating their own Marvel Cinematic Universe, but solely focusing on Spider-Man villains in the live action films. They were trying to create a Sinister Six Movie.
So let's start with a bit of a history. I am a huge Shakespeare fan. I've read all the plays, I went to see a ton of them in the theatre and I've even got a ton of Shakespeare merchandise including bags, posters, etc. I have been a Shakespeare super-fan for well over ten years now and this is the very first time I have come across such an incriminating film. Unfortunately enough for myself I am also a huge Christopher Marlowe fan, owning the same amount of merchandise, having read and seen all the plays performed live and even having studied Dr. Faustus for nearly every year of my university life because it is so damn good. Marlowe and Shakespeare may have been around at the same time, they may have had a similar (ish) writing style and they may have had a similar target audience. But to suggest that they are the same person is a theory tried, tested and failed long before this film even came about in 2011.
The film opens on October 13 1981, according to the radio. Two months prior to this, President Reagan's budget is passed and signed into law. Later on in the film, the social worker gives Arthur Fleck the bad news...
I really enjoyed this documentary on the secrets concerning Da Vinci, even though we've all seen them a billion times by now. What is commonly known as the "Da Vinci Code", put forth in the Dan Brown novel seems to be explored in a documentary here far before the novel itself comes out. I have a few pros and cons to this I'd like to discuss.
It’s best to steer clear of the lighthouse. You will only go bonkers from perpetual isolation.
Like A Boss stars Tiffany Haddish as Mia and Rose Byrne as Mel. Together, the two have been friends since childhood and they now run their own struggling cosmetics company in what we can infer is: enter generic large city here, Atlanta maybe? Anyway, the two are in deep financial trouble because Mia, though remarkable with makeup, is terrible with money and Mel, though good with money, is bad at managing Mia.
Perpetually busy event planner Chelsea Whitmore (Lacey Chabert) has been working hard for years to impress her boss Trish (Constance Marie), only to continue finding herself passed over for promotion opportunities. So when Chelsea learns that her deceased uncle Grady left her his chalet in his will, Chelsea takes this as her opportunity to clear her head and reevaluate her life, quitting her job and traveling to Vail, Colorado to take care of the estate.
Since it's US release in december, it's been the only film that those who are not obsessed with cinema have spoken about. With it's breathtaking portrayal of the battlefield and heart stopping moments that no doubt took place, critics and audiences alike simply cannot get enough of Sam Mendes' unique approach to a war movie. It has even been compared to war movie 'royalty', such as Saving Private Ryan. Really. If I was just going to praise this movie, then there's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said. Luckily however, I do have some issues with this film and hope that some of you reading this will agree with my points or at least understand my point of view. Just to clarify, I like this film and thoroughly recommend watching it, I simply think it could have been better, and I'm going to explain how.
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