Film Review: A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls follows Conor O’Malley and his journey with grief, acceptance, life, and inevitably, death. This film shows how hard it is to hang on to something that will eventually fall out of your hands. Starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver, and Liam Neeson as the Monster, this adaptation is heartfelt and soulful in the simplest way.  Continue reading “Film Review: A Monster Calls”

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”

Taxi Driver: Film Review

Basics of Cinema Challenge: 2/43

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Title: Taxi Driver
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Genre: Drama
Starring: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Albert Brooks, Harvey Keitel
Rating: R
Runtime: 113 min

With its character-driven plot, Martin Scorsese’s “Taxi Driver” takes the audience to the dirtiest, darkest, wildest part of New York city. As war-veteran Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) drives through the city, he gets deeper and deeper into the hell-like city and finds himself becoming like the people he disgusts roaming around the streets. Continue reading “Taxi Driver: Film Review”

“I guess I’m a pretty sick guy.” American Psycho: Film Review

    Title: American Psycho Directed by: Mary Harron Genre: Thriller, Black comedy Starring: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Reese Witherspoon, Justin Theroux Rating: R Runtime: 101 min       TRAILER Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) is an attractive, rich, professional who is surrounded by people just like him – self-centered men who cares about nothing but themselves and their appearances. Bateman … Continue reading “I guess I’m a pretty sick guy.” American Psycho: Film Review

“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

“If something chases you: Run!” Jurassic World Film Review

    Title: Jurassic World Director: Colin Trevorrow Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 124 min   TRAILER Jurassic World takes place twenty two years after the first Jurassic Park film and this time, the park is open for everyone. A lot has changed since the discovery a fossilized mosquito that sucked … Continue reading “If something chases you: Run!” Jurassic World 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

Will You Let The Babadook In? The Babadook Film Review

Title: The Babadook Director: Jennifer Kent Genre: Drama/Thriller Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall, Hayley McElhinney, Barbara West, Ben Winspear Runtime: 94 mins TRAILER     The Babadook is a psychological horror film that shows how grief, longing, and depression can affect an individual’s way of thinking. It’s about a widow (Essie Davis) and her relationship with her son (Noah Wiseman), and a monster … Continue reading Will You Let The Babadook In? The Babadook Film Review