I don’t often think of watching foreign films but every now and then I come across a foreign film that strikes me right in the core with its brilliance. I don’t know why, but I woke up this morning thinking about the foreign films I’ve seen and so I decided to share my three favorite films.
Parasite is full of deeper meanings but it’s bluntest statement is its striking storytelling. Parasite deserved to win Best Picture last year because it was different, it was unique, and it was memorable.
I’ve seen this movie twice now and my second viewing was better than my first, substantially. Suddenly, I was able to absorb the story as it unfolded and by the end, I felt like I had watched something truly worth seeing.
I will definitely watch it again in the future but if you haven’t seen it yet it’s totally worth a viewing.
Who doesn’t love a good poster? For this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I’m looking back at some of the greatest posters ever made; the Star Wars posters. Enjoy!
The Phantom Menace
With the classic drawn-look of the prequel trilogy posters we get to see all of the main characters of this story with young Anakin standing front and center and Darth Maul lingering in the background as a menacing (get it😉) presence. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Poster?→
I just finished watching the movie that had people talking: The Trial of the Chicago 7. I was expecting something poignant, riveting, and filled with scenes portrayed by some brilliant actors who would send this film soaring to the top of the Oscar race for Best Picture. Oh yeah, this movie was very resonant with the current state of our country and yeah the film was filled with actors known for their Oscar-nominated (Sacha Baron Cohen and Michael Keaton), Oscar-winning (Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance), Golden Globe nominated, (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) or Emmy-winning (Yahya Abdul Mateen II and Jeremy Strong) performances but that did not make this movie riveting.
Yes! Finally! Marvel Studios has given us a tangible look at something new and it isn’t The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (😭) but instead is WandaVision (😁). I’m so ready for this show because this trailer looks fantastic in all of its weirdness. There’s a moment that struck me, I mean it literally made me gasp and stop in my tracks. I’ll talk about it in a second but first, here’s the trailer.
I can proudly say that I have seen every major Christopher Nolan movie and each film has been one to remember. From his all-time great Batman trilogy to what I feel is, next to 2001: A Space Odyssey, the greatest space movie of all time, Interstellar, his movies are impactful and will leave you thinking about them long after seeing them.
TENET is no exception. It’s been nearly a week since I watched his latest mind-boggling feat in cinema and as I see tv spots of Nolan’s newest excuse to go to the movies I can’t help feeling a swell of happiness knowing that I was able to witness the incredible film in a movie theater.
But, despite my enjoyment of the movie, where do I rank it among Nolan’s films? Let’s find out, shall we?
1. The Dark Knight
This is what I would call literal perfection. His first movie featuring the dark knight was the best Batman film ever made with an origin story that felt dark, grounded, gritty, and a far-cry better than Batman from 1989.
His second film in the trilogy would feature a story that was not only brilliant developed but also boded the greatest comic book movie villain onscreen appearance of all time. Heath Ledger’s Joker was so haunting and downright unforgettable that the actor would receive a posthumous Oscar for his role, and deservedly so.
Okay, first off I’d like to announce that I’m one of those people who has no idea about Dune‘s story. I’ve managed to garner a bit of an idea of what is going on in this film through my father’s small details of the movie and the synopsis provided but besides that…I’m in the dark.
Thankfully, this three-minute-long trailer still didn’t give me an idea of what this new (and very epic looking) story is about and I am ready for it. Here’s the trailer.