SPLIT (2017)

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A film by M. Night Shyamalan

Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson

After the visitors the come back film of Shyamalan thank god for that one, the man comes up with this film Split and let me tell you this with all due seriousness here toward three-quarter of the film I knew how he was going to end the film I even knew the scene in the diner and I was going to see that dude there. That is all I am going to say. It was the logical deduction.

Now Three girls are kidnap at a shopping mall by a man. When they wake up they are locked up in this room with a bathroom that is spotless. As they come to find out they were kidnap by a man who has 24 different personalities. Oh! boy that can’t be good. So you are going say ok I know where this is going no you don’t not at the least. We get flashback from the character Casey Cook (Anya Taylor-Joy) who is clearly living with the residue of a trauma to coincide with character motivation. Pay attention about the hesitation of leaving the car after seen a man in the driver seat. There is a reason there. McAvoy, here has been given a cold plate of personalities which he has done an outstanding job here. The story flows like blood in your veins here and Shyamalan shine as a director as well as a story-teller. His scenes are well constructed. Everything has its placed, even the little messages in the film. Of course it is human nature that the women are going to fight in order to get out. They are trying by any mean necessary to get out. In order to do that they have to find out which personalities they need to talk in oder to let them out , attached with humor behind of course. There I can’t say no more than that. Well I am glad he is back. Next film please.

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 (2017)

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A film by Chad Stahelski

Cast: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane

John Wick: Chapter 2 comes two years after the first one that resurrected Keanu Reeves career and embrace the role perfectly well. So this sequel thank god is as good if not better than the first one. It has beautifully constructed action scenes, not an easy thing to do.

We start off where we left off here comes John Wick reclaim his car that was stolen from him. It took a little doing. Now he is comfortable at home and finally retired. Only to be drawn back into the criminal underworld when he’s forced to repay a debt owed to Italian mobster Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio). The story takes us to Rome where Wicks is going to carry out the hit but will put himself in danger in the process. The scenes are streaming into this gorgeous cinematography. Chad Stahelski a clear pro who’s been influenced by Asian cinema and it shows. There madness and well choreograph shooting scene after an other . Also I would say the same with the fist fighting and knife fight. There are too much dialogue but the action speaks for itself. until the next one comes out.

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A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017)

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A film by Gore Verbinski

Cast: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth

The film opens in a large financial services firm in New York City, a man named Morris works late when  he suffers a massive heart attack and drops dead. Well life ’s is a bitch in finance. Lockhart, an ambitious young executive takes over his position and is sent to retrieve the company’s CEO, Roland Pembroke, from a mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. Of course there is a catch to it you are going to watch the  film. The retrieval is crucial because Pembroke needs to sign papers for the merger.

Ok it is a simple retrieval but once you are in the Wellness center no one ever leaves. Why you say well because everyone love it here. Once lockhart is in they give him the run around nothing new there. They tell him to return later in the evening because visiting hours are past. This is going to be a tough review to do here because this film is not only dark, bold , beautiful but it has twist and turns with hidden  messages so I am going to see the film again to see what I missed, also the audience will interpret the film differently and for a film with a big budget my hot goes out to you to do such a bold film usually it is reserved for the independent film.The character of Lockhart is not a very likable person, yet we follow him throughout the entire film. An other character who is mysterious is Hanna played beautifully well by Mia Goth and her life is a total mystery here all we know she was raised at the center. Gore Verbinksi and Bojan Bazelli Director of Photography create  a beautiful looking film. A cure for Wellness is a rare film you won’t se that everyday. Well I am going to retreat myself in my own Cure for Wellness with cheese, bread and wine .

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LOVING (2016)

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A film by Jeff Nichols

Cast: Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton

Well it is a crime to be married in 1958 in Virginie Of the United States of America. But here Jeff Nichols portrait an interracial marriage ever so gently.

The headlines read the crimes of being married with the picture of Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) a construction worker and his African-American wife Mildred (Ruth Negga)  in the pages of Life magazine, and yes it is a true story. Here a is humble soft-spoken film about civil right back in the day and a beautiful love story that raises the voice of injustice. And yes Michael Shannon has  a small supporting role as Life magazine photographer Grey Villet. The thing is that the Richard here was living under the fear of being arrested also the fear for his wife. His wife however did accept to get out of the state at first but wanted to go back she was however less fearful than her husband. Without having to prove it those two loved each other to death no doubt. There was a certain sensibility of this film being shot, the tender scene between them and the silence with few  words was being said. However they got lucky that some one from an ACLU lawyer Bernie Cohen took their case all the way to the supreme court. When Richard propose to Mildred on the land that he just bought and he was going to build her a house by god he did but the house was build years later due to the fact they had to get out of the state. And yes the problem ended in 1967. Beautiful film here from Nichols week cast and so well film.

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TISZTA SZIVVEL (2017)

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A film by Attila Till

Cast: Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi, Ádám Fekete

Tiszta szívvel in english means Pure heart. But the english title is Kills on Wheels 

Ruspaszov, a former firefighter, has been in a wheelchair for three years following an accident at work. Cynicism and alcohol help him less and less to endure his condition. Zolika, just 20 years old and a comic book enthusiast, has always been in his wheelchair. Their improbable encounter will give them  a taste for life. Especially when Rupaszov, after getting out of jail is putting himself at the service of the head of the local mafia, decides to use their handicap as cover …

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Here is a brilliant funny film done a la Quentin Tarantino do I have your attention now and yes it is a Hungarian film. A film about handicapped on a wheel chair in the heart of the mafia why not? It has not been done before and could her funny at times.Rados, and become drug traffickers. A simple  story, but which conceals under its plot much more complex theories.

Rupaszov is an ex-fireman who despite his accident turns to alcohol because it is the only thing to do so I thinks. He is like into a deep sleep where no one is able to help him. Zolika, on the other hand, is disabled by birth ( Zoltán Fenyvesi) dreaming of becoming a recognized cartoonist. But to whom inspiration is lacking, because too many  examinations and medical treatments that he has under go. Those two are going to meet and in a funny way is going to need one an other in order live  life to the fullest. This tale tells the story of freedom beyond disability. There as they get to know each other they will be in tune with each other giving them some kind of balance. It is funny at times. Here is the third film by Till but it is the first time that is distributed  in France. This one kick ass.

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DANS LA FORÊT (2017)

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A film by Gilles Marchand

Cast: Jérémie Elkaïm, Timothé Vom Dorp, Théo Van de Voorde

English: Into the forest 

Tom and his older brother Benjamin go to Sweden to be with their father for the summer holidays. Tom apprehends the reunion with this strange and lonely man. The father seems convinced that Tom has the gift of seeing things that others do not see. When he proposes to go north to spend a few days in a shack on a lake, the children are delighted. But the place is very isolated, in the middle of an immense forest that exacerbates the fears of Tom. And the more days goes by , the less the father seems to consider their return …

Already undergoing psychotherapy for his anxieties, Tom feels that something bad is going to happen before they even leave Paris . Like a  painting of a dull terror, Gilles Marchand  loses his three characters in an open door in the open air, deep in a Swedish forest where the children visiting their father, And the authority of the father who lives a few thousand kilometers from home, will turn into a diabolical hunting game. But the further their estranged father tales them away from civilisation Tom must choose whether to surrender to the Devil in his mind or to embrace a barely comprehensible truth. Into the forest has an imaginary view of a child of a very adult tragedy. One that the child is struggling with. Elkaim showed an angry madness that turned against his two children, like Jack Nicholson’s tortured delusions in Shining. Here they will be question that will not be answered and it is ok in this kind of film everything will not be explained. Like I said use your imagination. The actors here delivers a terrific performances shot in Sweden the cinematography is breathing . Now I have to go to Sweden some day.

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BLOG RECOGNITION AWARD (2017)

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Thank you to Anna of beachbooksblog.worpress.com  for this award. The thing about your blog it is not like anyone else and that I love. It is so funny how this system works somehow you visited my site and you are miles away from me although I lived in your country for 35 years. Trying to reconnect with mine. And somehow now I am following you on your journey. Again Thank you.

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you
and provide a link to their blog.
Write a post to show your award.
Give a brief story of how your blog started.
Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How Divers films  Blog started?

I was in the United States at the time and working at a supermarket in Florida. 3 of my friends decided to do a blog about movies. But I am the only one now who kept on going too bad for them. C’est la vie. I love film way too much blame Quentin Tarantino after seeing on the DVD Reservoir Dogs I watch the bonus feature he started to talk about film I jumped on Netflix and started to watch more films. He does bring the fire in you and will make you fall in love with movies again. I watch at least 250 films a year. 200 of them I see at the movie theatre. I am addicted to series as well. Any great films is great entertainment to me. And I see that in all of you who are following me. It has been 5 years now That I run this blog, and what a joy it is. Also I wanted a blog who has a lot of foreign film in it just in case some of you are interested. Voila.

My advice to bloggers?

Me giving advise too funny. This is what you do be yourself, blog of what you are passionate about. Accept criticism I know it is hard sometimes but drink a shot a whiskey or two you will accept any criticism. If it is a cloudy cold misty day when you write your post you should have a glass of whiskey next to you. At spring time you should have a glass of red wine. In the summer a glass of wine Rosé of a cocktail of some kind. In the fall Back to Whiskey. Live life to the fullest and blog on. By the way some of you are great writer so keep on writing. That is all for now.

I’m nominating 6 instead of 15. Those are the one I read the most. 

atypical60.com

paulydeathwish.com 

winnieh.worpress.com

cathylynnbrooks.com

thesnootyushers.com