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Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Why did Knives Out get nominated for an Oscar? It clearly wasn’t a film unlike any other I’ve ever seen. It was a classic whodunnit movie that has twists and turns, leaving you to watch the story unfold with knit eyebrows and rapt attention just for the film to conclude with a shocking reveal that you probably won’t see coming.

(Unfortunately, the culprit of the crime was spoiled to me by a tweet I saw on Twitter.)

Do not worry. I will not spoil the identity of the culprit. But I will spoil a specific aspect of the film that would, in fact, garner the film its Oscar nomination. And that is the poignant plot that wraps around a foreign worker who works for a wealthy white family. Ecuadorian-American woman, Marta Cabrera takes care of the head of the household, an elderly man named Harlan Thrombey, played by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer. He dies tragically and his family hungrily await the result of his will. Continue reading Throwback Friday: ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

Why did Knives Out get nominated for an Oscar? It clearly wasn’t a film unlike any other I’ve ever seen. It was a classic whodunnit movie that has twists and turns, leaving you to watch the story unfold with knit eyebrows and rapt attention just for the film to conclude with a shocking reveal that you probably won’t see coming.

(Unfortunately, the culprit of the crime was spoiled to me by a tweet I saw on Twitter.)

Do not worry. I will not spoil the identity of the culprit. But I will spoil a specific aspect of the film that would, in fact, garner the film its Oscar nomination. And that is the poignant plot that wraps around a foreign worker who works for a wealthy white family. Ecuadorian-American woman, Marta Cabrera takes care of the head of the household, an elderly man named Harlan Thrombey, played by Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer. He dies tragically and his family hungrily await the result of his will. Continue reading ‘Knives Out’ Gives a Voice to the Voiceless

I’ve Finally Seen ‘Halloween’!

Halloween, a horror film classic. As a child, I was way too scared to watch it but as the years have gone by my fear of scary movies has begun to diminish. A few years ago I summoned up enough courage to watch The Shining which, as a young girl, would put me in a rather teary, petrified state if I so much as heard or saw the ghost twin girls. But as I watched the film that had scared me for so many years at the age of seventeen I found myself able to watch the whole movie (I only closed my eyes once.)

It was a mighty achievement for me and one that made me realize that maybe my horror film phobia had dissipated with age. So, since then I have been determined to watch Halloween. Well, last night my determination finally came to fruition. I watched Halloween! And while it was definitely scary and provided a few more jumps than I would’ve liked, now that I have seen the movie I can feel solace knowing that I can watch it at any time and not be so scared that I’m petrified for the entire night.

Continue reading I’ve Finally Seen ‘Halloween’!