The Godfather: Film Review

Basics of Cinema Challenge: 3/43

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Title: The Godfather
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Genre: Drama
Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Richard Castallano, Robert Duvall, Sterling Hayden, John Marley, Richard Conte, Diane Keaton
Rating: R
Runtime: 177 min

Winner of Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor (for Marlon Brando) during the 45th Academy Awards, Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’ is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential (especially in the gangster genre) films of all time. Coppola gave the audience a film they definitely cannot refuse to see. Continue reading “The Godfather: Film Review”

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“What did we do wrong?” Jenny’s Wedding: Film Review

  Title: Jenny’s Wedding Directed by: Mary Agnes Donoghue Genre: Romance, Drama Starring: Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond, Alexis Bledel, Grace Gummer Rating: PG13 Runtime: 1h 35min     TRAILER Jenny’s Wedding revolves around Jenny telling her family that she’s gay. Not all families can accept this fact right off the bat and Jenny’s family is definitely one of them. Growing up queer is not … Continue reading “What did we do wrong?” Jenny’s Wedding: Film Review

The Last Five Years

Title: The Last Five Years Director: Richard LaGravenese Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance/Musical Starring: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan TRAILER The Last Five Years is a movie adaptation of a musical under the same title that revolves around a couple and the struggles they are facing and how it affects them individually and as a married couple. No one is talking about this film so I watched this without any … Continue reading The Last Five Years

Whiplash (2014)

Title: Whiplash Director: Damien Chazelle Genre: Drama Rating: R Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist Runtime: 106 min Whiplash revolves around an ambitious music student named Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) and a terrifying music instructor, Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons). Fletcher pushes his students to the edge of their abilities and Neiman is no exception in this abuse. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE   Review … Continue reading Whiplash (2014)