Historical films can be tricky for viewers - a fact I realized after watching the 1989 miniseries Cross of Fire, starring John Heard and Mel Harris, about the rape and murder of Madge Oberholtzer by D.C. Stephens, a prominent K.K.K. leader, in 1925. After viewing the film, my history teacher destroyed me by saying that … Continue reading Inaccurate
Pre-Show (I missed like, ten minutes because I was heating up my lo mein, apologies) CHADWICK!!! He is styling tonight! What a nice suit. Kelly-Marie!! She is so sweet. Jordan Peele is a snazzy dresser, too. Daniel Kaluuya's jacket is SHARP. Margot Robbie could make a burlap sack look good, but the top of her … Continue reading 2018 Oscars Reaction!
"There's no hiding from this, son. We have a job to do." - Mark Rylance as Mr. Dawson, Dunkirk (2017). Dir: Chris Nolan Starring: Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, James D’Arcy, Harry Styles, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr 47min Dunkirk is a war film that utilizes three different perspectives (land, air, … Continue reading Best Picture Countdown #5: Dunkirk
Starting this coming Friday (February 23rd) and ending next Saturday (March 3rd) I will be posting my personal countdown and ranking of the 2017 films nominated for Best Picture at the upcoming Academy Awards! Posts will be largely opinion-based, so no offense is meant, and I just want to have a bit of fun throwing … Continue reading Oscar Countdown Posts are Coming!
Dir. Joe Wright Starring: Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ben Mendelsohn, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 2hr 5min Spoiler level: Minor The moment I saw a screenshot of Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill some months ago, I knew I was going to see this movie. I had to travel an hour away … Continue reading Film Review: Darkest Hour (2017)
Favorite books! (In no particular order!) 1.) Age of Heroes Trilogy - Kelley Armstrong I got so engrossed in this series that I plowed through the last book in one sitting, even though I had to be up early for work the next day. I loved how different the two heroines (sisters Ashyn and Moria) are … Continue reading Favorite Books and Films 2017 Edition!
Dir: Chris Nolan Starring: Mark Rylance, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Fionn Whitehead, James D'Arcy, Harry Styles, etc. Rating: PG-13 Runtime: 1hr 47min Spoiler Level: Light A lot of the early buzz about the latest WWII drama Dunkirk has called it Christopher Nolan's best film to date. Considering he's the man who brought us both … Continue reading Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)