Christopher Nolan is known for skillfully weaving a complex story structure in most of his movies. And he's done just the same for Dunkirk.
Written and Directed by Nolan, Dunkirk is a story of relentless efforts to rescue 4,00,000 British soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk, who are surrounded by Germans from all sides and the only way out is by sea.
The story is told through 3 different characters, who are at 3 different locations, at 3 different time frames. To top it off, each of the incidents are shown from 3 different perspectives - air, land, and sea! That's Nolan for you.
Dunkirk has an ensemble cast of good actors like Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, James D'Arcy, Cillian Murphy and debutante Harry Styles (Of One Direction Fame), who has also done a commendable job.
Nolan smartly uses fast intercuts constantly between the stories of soldiers, the RAF pilots, and a civilian on his boat chugging towards Dunkirk. This makes the film intense and very engaging.
The action sequences feel real and takes you directly into the war. You become a part of this survival story and can feel the hopelessness of the characters. The movie is all visuals and less dialogues. The cinematography gives the film a gloomy and surreal feel, which no other war movie has achieved. As always the background score by Hans Zimmer is amazing and it brilliantly adds to the tension and depth of the story.
The characters are not much explored emotionally with no back stories shown. But, Nolan has used each and every trick from his bag to pull off this film and you easily ignore these small things. Christopher Nolan shows off his craft and proves that he is one of the finest directors of this century.
Dunkirk is an intensely dramatic, immersive and moving film. You definitely do not want to miss what could be the best movie of 2017.
Rating - 💋💋💋💋 & 1/2
Interstellar is my third favorite film of all time. It's just absolutely incredible. #Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughey as Cooper. A retired pilot who is recruited by Nolan regular, Michael Caine to go on a journey to find an inhabitable planet that can save the human race because on the Earth that they all know and love, they are running out of food. This film is one big sci-fi epic and is incredibly accurate for that matter. Nolan directs this movie just so good as always and Hans Zimmer's score is my favorite film score of all time. It's very different but fits the movie perfectly. Matthew McConaughey is terrific in the lead role. Arguably one of his best performances. Other stars include, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley and others. This film is piled with dazzling visual effects and even took home the VFX Oscar. Nolan once again keeps everything as big and real as possible so he built sets for almost everything so there isn't actually a whole lot of CGI for a space movie. The film is also loaded with gorgeous clear IMAX shots and great cinematography. Interstellar is unlike any other movie and is a blast. It's amazing and has incredibe character morals and a terrific genius story that know one could have ever thought of other than Christopher Nolan and his brother Jonathan. Rating? 10/10 #Interstellar#ChristopherNolan#HansZimmer#movies#amazing#moviereviews
The Man with the Iron Fists
Recommended by: @drijady @dyuliadinata
P.S: The movie is obviously bad, this review is for how funny it is.
Set in 19th century China, a nameless blacksmith (RZA) is caught up in a clan fight for the king's gold.
First and foremost, this is a poorly produced movie. I don't know whether they are making this movie seriously or as a gag. But judging from the Wikipedia page and RZA's face, this ought to be a serious movie. So, here i go.
I laughed a lot during the screening and still do right now. This movie is downright hillarious. The badly choreographed action scenes, the extravagant characters with funny names, bad practical effects, story that makes little to no sense, etc. But, do i enjoy it? Yeah, a lot, and i'm going to recommend this movie to every living person i encounter.
The most hillarious part is the characterization. RZA plays a mysterious blacksmith with almost no affect, known to be a smart guy, learn the Shaolin path, uses Iron Fists as his primary weapon, in love with a hooker (that is monopolized by him), an ex-slave from America, and many more. And that is only one character, don't get me started with the rest. It's so badly written and narrated, it actually becomes excellent. For example, the shaolin master speaks Cantonese, while RZA changes between Mandarin and English. RZA questions something stupid, answered with ambiguous answers. That's how good it is.
All in all, if you want to watch this movie, make sure you watch it for fun. Don't take it too seriously. I have a soft spot for ridiculously bad movie, and this is a gold for me. Giving it a D-/B-!
THE SPECTACULAR NOW (2013) MOVIE REVIEW:
This is perhaps one of the first coming of age stories I've ever seen that manages to avoid nearly all examples of melodrama. "The Spectacular Now" thrives most on its sense of realism, which elevates the film to new heights. The film follows a carefree, disenchanted teenager named Sutter (Miles Teller) who wakes up one morning on the lawn of a bookish, shy teenage girl (Shailene Woodley). They then begin dating and things carry on as you would expect. While the story may feel predictable, it oozes complete realism. Many of the film's scenes seem as if your watching real conversations with real people. Even the characters, who may at first look like simple archetypes, become more relatable than I think I've ever seen in coming of age story. This is thanks to the screenplay (Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber), and the obvious chemistry between Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley's characters. As far as flaws, there is one scene that comes out of nowhere, and then is never really addressed again. There are other specific scenes where I feel the two leads occasionally say something that feels completely out of character for the two. Aside from this, "The Spectacular Now" is a great coming of age film that, through its realism and chemistry between its leads, can easily appeal to all audiences in the theater.
Rating: 7.5/10 ⭐️
Spiderman Homecoming Movie Review: ☺
Maybe it was my low expectations, but it was better than I thought it would be. I really hate The Amazing Spiderman films & at that point didn't care about the spidey I once loved.
Yet, this took the hero swinging into a fresh new start and I really enjoyed it.
For me, this film was very predictable and not enough of WOW moments. In my opinion, the romance in this film was unnecessary. I know that there's always a girl that the hero always falls for but it was unbelievable and a bit annoying.
Tom Holland is great as SpiderMan but Toby's adaptation will always be my favorite.
Rating: 7 out of 10 ⭐
MOVIE REVIEW 🎬
The Croods (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Casts: Emma Stone, Nicholas Cage, Ryan Renolds
Story: Prehistoric family the Croods live in a particularly dangerous moment in time. Patriarch Grug (Nicolas Cage), his mate, Ugga (Catherine Keener), teenage daughter Eep (Emma Stone), son Thunk (Clark Duke) and feisty Gran (Cloris Leachman) gather food by day and huddle together in a cave at night. When a more evolved caveman named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) arrives on the scene, Grug is distrustful, but it soon becomes apparent that Guy is correct about the impending destruction of their world.
Why I like it: Overall, it's a movie with good morale, good CGI with average amount of fun. It's a good movie, but not one of those which leave a strong impression on me.
Why I don't like it: For me, no part or scene in the movie really stands out. Yes it's touching, but that's all. Also, the movie tried too hard to show their morale. In my personal opinion, a good movie doesn't need to reveal it's morale too much, verbally or from actor's acts. I feel that this movie just slightly too much.
Sound & Music: 10/15
Personal taste: 12/20
Overall: 68/100 - Overall average but still good.
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47 METERS DOWN :: movie :: sisters go on a vacation to Mexico where they go out of their comfort zone and scuba dive with the sharks
THE GREAT // simple storyline // entertaining // not an award-winner but it'll make you jump // a twist that you don't expect // Mandy Moore // good pace
THE BAD // don't expect too much, the script isn't perfect, just enjoy a good scream! // ending could have used more resolution, one of those movies where it just ends and you think "don't show the credits"
THE DEETS // PG-13 // some gore // in dollar theaters or for rent on Amazon
#47metersdown#mandymoore#moviereviews#netflix#sharkweek#scarymovie @matthew.kukuk do it!
TAXI DRIVER 1976
Written and directed by Martin Scorsese, stars:
Robert DeNiro (Travis Bickle)
Jodie Foster (Iris)
Cybill Shepard (Betsy)
Martin Scorsese (Cameo)
An ex US military serviceman, spends his day as a taxi driver and watching pornographic movies in theatres, but due to his monotonous life, grabs a vendetta to cleanup the city of non social elements like mobs and prostitution.
I never read about this movie and didn't really know the plot, so while actually watching the movie i came to a conclusion that this is one of the best vigilante movie ever made along with some like 'V for Vendetta' & 'Batman Begins'.
The story and narration is really simplistic, the thing that picks the movie to an appreciating level is the performance given by De Niro. He made the character so organic, and we buy the fact that one can really in some circumstances turn a Vigilante and the whole circumstance is presented in such a realistic manner that we start relating to this character's situation.
As per the flaws, the movie does open really slow, and to take the experience and bind to the character, we have to be patient and figure out the motivation behind his character.
: FINAL VERDICT:
One of the better Vigilante movies out there, Taxi Driver presents us the scenario where a common man tries his best to clean up the city and how he succeeds or gets beaten up in the most organic way possible, if someone out there had not seen it i recommend go and see this one, i give TAXI DRIVER 8.8/10
Review for Go
What does a grocery clerk, 4 dudes letting loose in Vegas, and two movie stars have in common? Well if you watch the movie Go you just might find out!
This multi-story plot breaks off in totally different angles, but somehow keeps them connected. Brace yourself for a wild Christmas Eve filled with drugs, car chases, strip clubs, weddings, raves, grocery stores, shoot outs and creepy Christmas dinners.
We both really enjoyed this throwback 90s film. The director Doug Liman fresh off his Swingers fame does a fantastic job of intertwining three different perspectives of one wild night. The story jumps around a lot, but the more you pay attention to the little details, the more it pays off in the end.
The acting, setting, soundtrack and dark comedic vibe Go establishes over the course of the one night are relatable to anyone who has been on a party night that doesn't end. In 2017 Go really sucks you into the pre cell phone 90’s dilemmas. The actors nailed the “drug trips” and “dancing”.
Between hilarious conversations, dramatic scenes, and heart racing action, Go does not disappoint.
Vegas guys having the most insane night, and not quickly explaining ANY of it to their idiot friends. The car also takes a damn beating, and is somehow still highway drivable.
Waking up in a dumpster after an Ecstasy OD did not look fun. Simon’s facial expressions at the wedding, then pointing an unfamiliar gun he finds in his own face to see if it's loaded. Many scenes, especially the Christmas dinner will have you squirming (and laughing) around uncomfortably.
We highly recommended this fun, funny adrenaline trip of a 90’s movie. There are tons of awesome little movie references and 90’s pop culture that you have to keep your eye open for. You also get a cast of great supporting character actors. 36 Confederated Products out of a possible 40 Confederated Products.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Director: Jon Watts
After fighting with the Avengers in Civil War, Peter Parker is ready to embrace his new identity as the Spider-Man and become an Avenger. However, his mentor, Tony Stark, feels Parker is not ready to fulfill the missions of an Avenger. Determined to prove his ability, Parker puts his powers to the test when a new, powerful villain threatens New York City. ✍🏻Review:
During the first half of the film, I was skeptical about the hype that had been built up. There were some cliches and plot holes and I felt were hard to overlook. But besides that, this film was excellent. Tom Holland's performance of Peter Parker was rather brilliant. The visuals of this film were well done, the writing and dialogue flowed very well in the film. The character development really sealed the deal with creating such a enthralling and fun film for both Marvels fans and casual movie goers alike. This Spider-Man delivered something new for the super hero genre and I look forward to seeing Tom Holland's Spider-Man in future Marvel films.
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️(and a half)
Directed by Matt Reeves. Starring Caesar and the Planet of the Apes, Amiah Miller, and Woody Harrelson.
Story: 2 years after the events of Dawn, a military group was called in to wipe every last species of the Apes. Caesar and the Planet of the Apes continue to fight for their own survival, to fight for a place they can finally call home.
APES TOGETHER STRONG. ✊✊ Goods: Hold on to your seats. This is going to be a long one. I don’t even know where to start. But I guess we can start with the acting. Andy Serkis is literally the king of motion-capture acting. The man can certainly act. Human or animal. He brings out the best emotions, intensity, and determination in most of his characters. Here Serkis as Caesar. Man, the ability to put an ape go through a whole lot. To fight for his kind. To do what is right. Serkis brings that humanity into Caesar. I thought that was brilliantly done. The other actors who played Maurice, Luca, and Rocket were great. The supporting cast of the apes were great. I really love how the actors are able to pull of this. It feels life-like and real. It’s like apes can do this in real life. The humans were okay. Except the girl, Nova. She has been silent the whole movie. Man, she did a good job. A lot of young actors are really doing well nowadays. I hope to see her more in movies to come. Then on to the direction. Matt Reeves’ direction was good. He really focuses a lot on the social tension between humans and apes. He was able to generate more character development. And once the action goes, it goes. I am totally excited for his turn on The Batman movie. Then on to the themes of the movie. Wow, there were many. I am going to list a few that stood out to me the most. First, that other vs. other (human vs. nature). Who is superior and who is inferior. Humans vs. Apes. That theme throughout the whole trilogy was just something. It really relates to today with the rich and the poor. The corporations vs. the people. I enjoyed that part of the movie. Another theme is War. I have read a lot of reviews about the movie. War for the Planet of the Apes is not a war movie, but a “war” in Caesar. He is facing demons inside and out.
Jaws (PG rated in a 12 rated disk set), Universal Studios, 1975
Plot - A police chief discovers that his beachside town is the hunting ground for a man eating shark. With the local mayor doing nothing about it, it's up to the chief and a small band of heros to make Sushi of the shark. 1 point.
Characters - Brody, Hooper and Quint are a trio of unlikely heros who set out to catch the shark. Each character has a distinctive and likable personality; Brody being a family man, Hooper being rational and calm and Quint being a badass ship captain. As strange as this sounds, Jaws himself has a little personality, having a lingering presence in every water scene. Side characters like Mayor Vaughn help add different personalities to the film. 1 point.
Acting - The acting is really good with Roy Scheider playing Brody, Robert Shaw playing Quint and Richard Dreyfuss playing Hooper. 1 point.
Visuals - The beachside town of Amity Island Is absolutely beautiful to look at day or night, with golden sands and the bluest sea I've ever seen. Sadly, the shark puppet has aged quite badly over the last 30 years but it doesn't take away from the experience. The gore effects are also pretty cool. 1 point.
Ending - The ending is tense, bloody and captivating. Who knew a harpoon gun was so deadly? 1 point.
Final Rating - 5/5. Whilst it has aged, this is still a masterpiece of cinema. With an iconic creature, setting and theme song, this is a film to be celebrated. Also, I would've posted this yesterday but I discovered the majesty that is "Cowboy Bebop" and then spent 3 hours watching it. Spike = Yass! XD
The Belko Experiment (2016): A darkly comic film, The Belko Experiment fits well into this post-The Purge filmic world with man’s violent nature loosed upon a group of co-workers sealed into a large office building. Using a cheeky sense of humor (courtesy of writer @jamesgunn and some great comedic performances) contrasted with lots of blood and nastiness, the film stands out through sheer energy and its lack of political correctness. There is a definite Battle Royale-vibe here with some of the film’s music also being from that film. I don’t want to connect the two too much here but there is a plot device both use (to fantastically violent effect here)—just see it and you’ll know. Performances are solid with likeable characters being likeable and evil bastards being just that. We get good stuff from @johngallagherjunior @tonygoldwyn @adriaarjona (just stunning here in a great performance) #johncmcginley @thejudgegunn and @michael_rooker (underused here). Director #gregmclean does nice work orchestrating all the chaos with just enough humor throughout to pick things up out of the darkness. Speaking of darkness, there are some pretty disturbing sequences here where people are forced to make some truly reprehensible decisions. The satirical stuff is well-done as well and the film certainly gives you pause to think about what you co-workers might be capable of in an extreme situation like this one. I was actually surprised to see this film had been in theaters (in a pretty wide release to boot) with the amount of carnage on display. It’s more bloody than gory (there is some gross stuff, however), though, and would probably be a good entry film for non-horror fans. The film’s finale leaves things open on a largely ambiguous note but you are given enough information that you will still feel satisfied. It’s not an original premise but its accomplished well overall. If you’re a Purgefan and/or want to see an American take onBattle Royale, check this one out. It’s pretty damn fun. #movie_mattinee @oscarwatchpod @samenightmovie
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 2010
We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff.
Black Sheep - Clash at Demonhead came on my mp3 player the other day and I immediately went to rewatch this movie.
Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) is a bass player in a rock band caught in a love triangle with Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) and Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). In order to start dating Ramona, Scott must defeat her 7 exes.
Director Edgar Wright puts on a master class in filmmaking. The comic to movie adaptation has amazing visuals, entertaining action scenes, witty humor and is perfectly paced. There are so many small details from words flashing on screen to small numbers tied to the evil exes.
Who would have thought a fight between Michael Cera vs. Anyone would be entertaining but they all are.
I can't forget about #wcw Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Ramona Flowers.
The Lost City of Z Review: This movie looked great. Premise, cast, and just about everything made me hyped for this film. Unfortunately I didn't get to see it during its theatrical release, so I had to wait until it was a VOD. Here we are, and yes it was worth the wait. This movie is a perfect amalgamation of true story and character study. It dives deep into Charlie Hunnam's character. We get to see his inspiring, dedicated, passionate, and even dark side. He's a well rounded human being who isn't always right and will do anything to achieve what he wants. The supporting cast is just as good. They're all likable or unlikable in their respective roles. Each one is a well developed character, while maybe not as developed as the lead. We have some great performances and turmoil turned in and this creates a Trey sense of character, friendship, and community. The story is even better. This fascinating timeline and unfolding of events is truly a marvel to watch. It's an entertaining but at times sad descent into the unknown and the inevitable. This movie does a great job of putting you in the jungle. You feel the heat, the bugs, and the pan these men go through. The set design and execution of the story is almost flawless. For a movie around two and half hour, I was never bored. They take a lesser known story and weave a fascinating tale that is of high quality of all sides. Overall The Lost City of Z is a must watch of this year and one of the best, and most powerful, performances from Charlie Hunnam to date. 8.8/10
We watched the #1921#epic from #DWGriffith , Orphans of the Storm. This is a #silentfilm set during the French Revolution and follows two sisters (one of which is blind) who become separated and are trying to find each other. I feel like we've been watching a lot of #melodrama recently and this #movie definitely falls into that category. The #film clocks in at around two and a half hours, so that may scare away some who are hesitant about a #silentmovie . There are a lot of characters introduced, so many that I was confused for the first part of the movie, but then you settle into the story and recognize the whole cast. It stars the legendary Lillian Gish along with her sister Dorothy. As most silent actors did, she conveys a lot with just a look into the camera. There are the typical love stories intertwined in the plot, but we really liked that the focus was on the sisters love for each other. They never stop trying to find one another and by the end, you desperately want to see them reunited. This is piece of film history and it's worth watching. ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is the greatest musical ever made. Fight me. In all seriousness though it stands as a nostalgic beacon of my childhood in a genre that I just never took to, save for a few others in the same boat (The Sound Of Music is class, but that's a another story). I grew up with Chitty, watched it from a very young age when I was still impressionable, and since then I've probably seen the thing over a hundred times as the years passed, with new eyes each time I revisited it at a later age. It's a miraculous marvel of visual storytelling, a film that truly employs the sentiment "they don't make em' like they used to." They really don't though, films with this much hands-on imagination, passion for storytelling and ear for music just aren't a common thing in our newfound age of computer dominated franchise giants. This is a film that is fuelled by wonder and whimsy, a monumental undertaking when you consider it's length and scope, a pure oasis of childlike escapism, and a thoroughbred bona fide classic. Based on a short, slight storybook by Ian "James Bond 007" Fleming, this is one of the extremely rare occurrences in which a film adaptation surpasses it's literary source material in every way. How does it achieve this you ask? Two words: Roald Dahl. Dahl, a beloved novelist himself, concocted a scrumdiddlyumptious screenplay that let what was conserved and clipped in the book run positively wild for the film, not to mention dreamed up some achingly beautiful, endlessly catchy songs that have since become timeless. The titular machine is a souped up jalopy that has a few gizmos under it's hood including the ability to fly and float on water, lovingly built up by master inventor and father of the year for the next ten centuries, Characticus Potts, played by Dick Van Dyke in the performance I'll always remember him for. After a sincerely charming opening act set in rural England, it's off to fairytale land as he, his two darling children Jeremy and Jemima (Heather Ridley and Adrian Hall) and lovely Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes) embark on a dazzling adventure to Germanic country 'Vulgaria' to rescue eccentric Grandpa Potts (Lionel Jeffries) and
THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
I remember this being probably the most anticipated movie of my life time until The Force Awakens came out. I saw The Dark Knight Rises at midnight the first night it came out and I was on the edge of my seat. Christopher Nolan delivered a huge success. The Dark Knight Rises is incredible. The film opens with a gloriously shot sequence involving Bane as he is pulling off a heist in an airplane all shot throughout the aircraft. My god is it exhilarating. Tom Hardy is great as Bane. He really brings a intimidating character to the screen. This film is long too. With a run time of 2 hours and 45 minutes, TDKR has a great story of someone who has given up and been broken, redeeming themselves and literally rising to the top again and defeating the enemy. One rather underrated aspect of this trilogy is Gary Oldman's performance as Jim Gordon. He's fantastic in every film and is not like it in any other one he acts in. He will never compare to who he was as Jim Gordon and I personally don't think he gets enough praise. Hans Zimmer gives the best score out of the trilogy in this film and continues to amaze in every project he does. This film is directed very well and although still not quite as good as The Dark Knight, Nolan delivers a masterpiece. One thing I also like in this series is the humor. There was always some of it to keep a little light tone and I think this one houses the best of it. This film also holds my favorite ending/wrap up to a trilogy ever. It's just fantastic and I love #TheDarkKnightRises and the only reason it doesn't get a 10/10 is because the second act is just a little dull at times but then it picks right back up. Rating? 9.5/10! #TDKR#TDK#ChristopherNolan#Batman#DC#movies#moviereviews
Day of the Dead Review: My final review in Romero's Living Dead series, and it's one of my favorites. This just might be my favorite in Romero's Licon Dead series, and here's why. Why it may not be as influential or impactful as the other two, it boats a powerful story and arguable some of the greatest character conflict in the series. If humanity was snacked into a corner, how would we react. In the end this movie pants a very realistic and brutal picture. We aren't worth saving. As a species we are cruel and brutal to each other and what we don't understand, in a way it's fitting the end of most the humans. They die horrible and brutal deaths, just like the way they lived. The human characters are spectacular, as usual. While they may not he the best in the series, it's great social commentary and probably some of the best dialogue in the series. This movie will provoke thought in you and make you reconsider how you view most modern society. Another massive plus are the effects. Tom Savini puts to screen probably some of his best practical effects to date. In fact these just might be his best effects to date. They are dazzling, horrifying, and unforgettable. Overall this is a soecatavixlar zombie movie with great characters, dialogue, effects, and a spectacular send off to one of the greatest trilogies of all time. 9/10
Movie review for Dunkirk
Nolan. My man. You have done it again. Anyone who knows me at all on here should know that I'd go in and love this film no matter what. Is it going to appeal to everyone? Probably not. There are those people who find Nolan overrated and shit as a director. But I'm not speaking to you people right now. I'm speaking to all the people who love good films. The people who want to go into a movie and walk out unable to get it out of their head. The people who want to sit there and be totally consumed by the movie and all it offers. Do you get that with Dunkirk? You fucking bet. Okay so I have to leave some room to do some Nolan fangirling and talking about how amazing he is so I'll do that later on. For now let's talk about the performances. You all must know that these actors aren't in the film as much as you might think. The film shifts from one to the other quite a lot and so it doesn't feel like you're getting a massive amount of time with these people, but it is enough. For now just some honourable mentions. Jack Lowden was great especially in a scene involving a plane, really great performance even for someone who wasn't there a lot. Barry Keoghan was really really good mostly in the start of the movie before going very quiet. But he does do an amazing job with what he's given for a younger actor. James D'Arcy was also great, and Adam Long too. Let's start the bigger characters with Tom Glynn-Carney as Peter. I think he was one of the best parts of the movie. He gives a performance with a lot of heart and love to give out but you can see he's hiding a lot of fear and sometimes anger. But you can tell he's a kid with a lot of brains because he knows not to get on any soldiers nerves because they're going through more than he is. He was a really great presence. Aneurin Barnard was terrific as well especially when he gets a lot more pressured. But for the quiet and mysterious and frightened type I think he did really well. (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS)