Justin Kurzel's take on 'The Scottish Play', is a nitty gritty dark… MoreJustin Kurzel's take on 'The Scottish Play', is a nitty gritty dark ages inspired adaptation of Shakespeare with a very Braveheart, Game of Thrones or Vikings type of look and feel to it all. Kurzel's stern direction makes the film a bold intention to capture the eerie and frightful essence of the play, even filmed out in the native Scottish Highlands makes up for a truly majestic and foreboding backdrop. Add to that the mesmerizing musical score from the director's brother Jed, but at it's core the performances from it's truly magnificent cast who bring such ecstatic reign of raw emotion and eye catching impressions that its hard to look away from the entirety of it's run time. Shakespeare fan or not? this is a grand adaptation of Shakespeare at it's best.
A heartwarming drama, but slow moving and quite weak on the character… MoreA heartwarming drama, but slow moving and quite weak on the character development and setting. I recently heard its a remake of a 1943 film; A Guy Named Joe, while Spielberg himself decided not to treat it like that. Not an satisfying film overall but I think it's pretty watchable.
What if Peter Pan grew up, heres another answer from Spielberg's Idea.… MoreWhat if Peter Pan grew up, heres another answer from Spielberg's Idea. Although this film is very lively and fun to watch, its also quite bloated and overstretched. Dustin Hoffman as Hook is good and tries not to think too much about about Disney's version. Robin Williams brings more of his charismatic side to things here, While it may not be a great Peter Pan film, its still a very entertaining and deeply affecting film with rich subject matter consistent with Spielberg's other films. It's also quite a low point on Spielberg's career but its great fun for the whole family.
'Attack on Titan .Part 2: The End of the World' continues straight up… More'Attack on Titan .Part 2: The End of the World' continues straight up from where Part 1 left off. In addition to that I wouldn't recommend it unless you've seen the previous film as well as the mini-series 'Attack on Titan: Counter Rockets' which actually feels more like filler scenes removed from a much more larger film that comprises these cinematic two-parter films. Coming to a complete circle, this film genuinely feels like an adaptation that can stand on it's own grounds without having to rely too much on its manga counterpart. The plot is also a lot more exciting and thrilling as the film progresses through its independent scenario. The film also contains some great sets, costumes and make-up even if for some most part the effects are cheesy but effective especially in the world it creates as to what type of Blockbusters the Japanese make in this day and age. Nonetheless it is an entertaining action flick (that must be essentially seen in two parts as well as the mini-series) worthy of a cult following just as much as it's anime and manga. TINY SPOILER: "It's worth staying round til the end of the credits.
Right about now, M. Night Shyamalan has learned he's a director… MoreRight about now, M. Night Shyamalan has learned he's a director certainly not suited to big-budget studio pictures. 'The Visit' is not as great as many might hope for it to be, although it's genuinely impressive hark back to the director's earlier films, small in scale but big in impact and thrills. The film can be described basically as a sort of fake documentary narrative that the two main characters are making while on a very mysterious trip. For the most part, the film is focused on its inciting plot and strong acting performances from its very talented cast. While at the same time it creates a very effective scare tactics of horror and mixes that with some oddball comedic tones that are incredibly impressive. Pretty much if you're a fan of Shyamalan's earlier films, you'll certainly be willing to check this one out.
'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' is one of those 'special' labeled… More'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' is one of those 'special' labeled American Independent films that are willing to end up on everyone's favourite lists. This touching, and at times, often hilarious story brings out all the quirky obscurity and sweet tenderness of the coming-of-age genre. Even while enjoying the film up to a certain extent with its movie parodies that the main characters like to make, there's that certain inevitable element of sadness echoed in the film's pitch and subject matter. All in all however, t's a terrifically unique small scale drama with beautiful friendships and character development strongly played out by it's perfect casting and eloquent direction from Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. I highly recommend this 2015 indie gem as one of the most original, touching and enjoyably entertaining films that make it almost near perfect/superb, almost beating the mark of any past theatrical film of a similar form or genre.
The first part of another one of these two parter Manga adaptations… MoreThe first part of another one of these two parter Manga adaptations that the Japanese are very enthusiastic about. Even whist considering the medium specificity to the limitations one can go through considering it was a Comic/Manga and adapted into a hit Anime Series, the film still hold up pretty well as a solo outing to a Post-Apocalyptic action thrill ride. I might say I did have my queries having been familiar with the Anime series, but hardly any of the changes are bothersome let alone bringing the film to a downright terrible disposition. While it film was strong on visuals, production design, special effects and casting, it's a little too short for even one film, just immediately trying to set up what'll come next in it's sequel/second half.