A film by : Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Italy back in The 80’s , a romance will blossoms between a seventeen year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant aver the summer.
First love , the warm, sunny skies, gentle breezes and charming, tree-lined roads of northern Italy in the summer. what more do you want; Well two beautiful women massaging my body while I drink wine, I know I am dreaming but trust me it is going to happen soon. Just a feeling I got. Guadagnino takes us to they wonderful place where he is patient in telling you the story and you must be also as well. Not an easy thing to do I was wondering where this was going then he hit me. It’s the summer of 1983, and there’s nothing to do but read, play piano, learn about art and pick apricot and peaches and drink wine. Dam! life was so simple back then.
17-year-old Elio (Timothee Chalamet) visiting his family’s summer home with his parents: his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), a professor of Greco-Roman culture, and his mother (Amira Casar), a translator and hostess. Elio is growing up fast he is 17 years old who has an intellect of an adult. An American doctoral student named Oliver (Armie Hammer) arrives for the annual internship Elio’s father offers . It seems that Oliver has everything and that Elio doesn’t ,that’s what the director want you to think. However the two are going to test even push each other though out the summer. They flirt, they try to one up each other on Literature, art and music. Elio how ever tries to romance a french girl on vacation there but thing are no going to go so well at first it is and then Olivier happens. I think Elio knew who he is but denied it to himself that is why he tried to romance this girl. The all film is shot beautifully well on location with some nice setting. There is a sweetness between the two as the story develop especially toward the end. Both actors here are well into their characters that goes double for the Franco-American actor chalamet, there is a fluidity between his languages from French, to Italian and english. A different kind of love story this time between two men. the most beautiful scene here is toward the end when Elio’s father talks to him. Even the ending felled so perfect.
A film by Guy Ritchie
Cast: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander
Of course as we know here is the talented Ritchie who knows how to bring back The man from U.N.C.L.E as a cool, slick film full of gadget and his trade mark nice clothes for every body. And we all know by now that was a series that lasted 4 years in the 60’s.
Well as the story goes it is in the 60’s and it is the cold war between USSR and The United State. Plus back then there was an east and west german separated by a wall. It is a cool slick spy action thriller done from the series back in the 60’s from Guy Ritchie and it has not being modernized. The opening with the Jazz tune from the sixties and the cool car chase that goes with it which is set in Germany with a blend of humor put into it and the silliness makes it entertaining as hell. English man Brit Henry Cavill plays the American Napoleon Solo, American Armie Hammer plays the Russian Illya Kuryakin and Swedish Alicia Vikander as German Gaby Teller. You are introduced to the characters here for the first time, at first Solo and Illya Kuryakin are against each other than later works with each other. There are some quite funny scenes like the one where Solo eats a sandwich in a truck while Kurvakin is trying to escape on a boat. Gaby is not just a woman for a distraction for the bad guys or some kind of trophy wife of some kind, later you find out that she has actually a role in this. The decor is so 60’s with some cool Jazzy 60’s music to go with it but as usual Ritchie some how makes it a fashion show with some nice costume which is fine by me because if you look back on the old film like the 40’s to 50’s people were actually well dressed. Hugh Grant and Jared Harris are both good in their small parts. Playing Gaby’s Uncle Rudi, Sylvester Groth is quite impressive in his role it fits him like a glove. Hopefully there will be a sequel to it, that would be nice.
A film by Clint Eastwood.
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts.
Biopic of J. Edgar Hoover told by Hoover as he recalls his career for a biography. Early in his career, Hoover fixated on Communists, anarchists and any other revolutionary taking action against the U.S. government.
He slowly builds the agency’s reputation, becoming the only one of who gets hired and fired. One of his hires is Clyde Tolson who is quickly promoted to Assistant Director and would be Hoover’s confidant and companion for the rest of Hoover’s life. Hoover’s memories have him playing a greater role in the many high profile cases the FBI was involved in – the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the arrest of bank robbers like John Dillinger – and also show him to be quite adept at manipulating the various politicians he’s worked with over his career, thanks in large part to his secret files.
Clint Eastwood did a wonderful job at bring this amazing story to life, and his so score was beautiful too. Leonardo DiCabrio was unbelievable.