Sorry for the few days without posting was a bit busy! The next post will wrap my worst movies of 2019 list just need to wrap a few things up and make sure I’m placing the movies where I want to! The post will be either up later today or tomorrow! For now enjoy these reveries!
I’m going to give some brief thoughts about this one and try not to make it so long, I really liked the performances from everyone in the movie. Especially Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay both gave off genuine feelings someone would have during war especially the fear. The filming is hands down the best element in this movie Roger Deakins does such an incredible job he does a great job of making the cinematography create an atmosphere which is so well done and intense. Sam Mendes does a really great job in the director’s chair like Deakins he creates this atmosphere that is so well done and intense. It really drags you at the edge of your seat, the movie was apparently done in one take which is absolutely crazy to think about especially when you actually see the movie for yourself. The movie does a fantastic job when showing how horrifying the subject matter really is, war itself is a very scary thing and this movie does show what it’s like. Overall 1917 is a really great film, definitely worth checking out you won’t regret it!
Traces the journey of a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath of a loss.
This is hands down the biggest disappointment of 2019, I wanted to like this badly but the flaws really stick out like a sore thumb that they just can’t be ignored. I’ll start with what I did like however and that’s the acting, cinematography and Taylor Russell’s character as well as Sterling K Brown’s character. The cinematography really does capture the setting pretty well and the acting does lead to some great moments! Another thing I do like about this movie I almost forgot to mention is the second half of the movie, this movie is split into halves but the first one is just messy and terrible while the second one is really strong and quite great. Emily is a lot more likable and relatable of a character than Tyler is, which leads me to what I hated about this movie. As I mentioned before the first half of this movie is messy and just terrible, Tyler is easily one of the worst things about it. The movie tries desperately for you to feel sorry for him but I’m sorry he’s a complete asshole who I’m not going to feel bad for. Some of the actions taken in the first half of the movie is really over the top, the writing was a complete mess in the first half. It completely destroys any emotional moment there was supposed to be had, there is this one moment in particular that is destroyed by the use of one of Kanye West’s songs it really doesn’t fit and just comes off as edgy. Which I really feel bad saying this because I really like the director Trey Edward Shults (It Comes At Night and Krisha) overall as I said before Waves is very disappointing, I’m not going to say to not watch this one because some people love it others don’t so it’s your call!
The Last Full Measure
Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.
This was a very very meh movie for me, while I did like the cast Samuel L Jackson being the best in the movie. I felt the movie had a weird tone change every 25 minutes with some very cheesy lines, that quite honestly felt out of place. It also feels like a movie that should have strictly only put on VOD but for some reason got a theater release, the acting from everyone was pretty okay nothing to spectacular but nothing really bad either. I really don’t know what else to say really it’s a very below average movie that could have been much better.
A 17-year-old girl’s world is turned upside down when she experiences her first great love.
To be quite honest I’m not 100% sure how I feel about this movie, I know that I liked it but this really tried to go for the Barry Jenkins approach which there is nothing wrong with that at all. However this movie only does an okay job at it, Zora Howard easily steals the show! She is fantastic in her role and her character feels very realistic which I really liked, the directing I thought was pretty well done as well. What damages this movie the most Is the pacing, the running time is 84 minutes the pacing for whatever reason was very slow at the beginning which just doesn’t give the film enough breathing room. Some people are going to like this movie, some others aren’t going to like it. I do recommend giving this a go if it sounds interesting to you.
A young violinist unravels her long lost father’s past, triggering dark forces that reach beyond her imagination.
This is the type of movie where I would just watch it once and then probably never look back on it. I feel like this movie really reminds me of The Perfection only it’s nowhere near as effective, acting and writing wise it’s fine enough but it really doesn’t give anything special. It has it’s moments such as the first act which I do think is decent but overall this is a huge mixed bag.