The second film in my second marathon of 2017 is not actually directed by Q.T, but was written by him and directed by the late great, Tony Scott. True Romance feels like a Tarantino joint with his witty banter, grindhouse violence, and countless pop culture references. Q.T sharpens his writing chops with the script for True Romance. Many of his classic tropes can be seen in his script. Overall this is one of the best of his career and should be enjoyed by all! One of my all time favorite scenes stars Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper that will leave you wondering what the hell you just heard. 5/5
The Dark Tower is not as bad as the reviews are saying, but it is not good by an means at all. I liked Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey quite a bit at times, but the overall story is confusing for fans of The Dark Tower books and non fans alike. The movie is entertaining and has good parts, such as the two leads and some of the action scenes.I’m glad it was 95 minutes. 2.5/5 stars
Hi all, I’m not sure anyone is even on here anymore. If you are reading this, then you will start seeing my posts about movies again. I am attempting to see a movie in the theater, each week, for the rest of the year. I will be posting reviews of the films I see as I go. I will also be watching, well marathoning
M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller, Split staring James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy is actually a breathe of fresh air when talking about the auteur directors other films. It was fantastically acted by McAvoy, who absolutely stole the show and kept a fast paced as the thrillers that we grew accustom to, with Shyamalan’s earlier movies. The movie is tough to talk about without spoiling much, but I will say if you are a fan of his early work or thrillers check it out. The camera work is great as well. Some amazing shots throughout the entire film that leave you unnerved. 3.5/5
Martin Scorsese’s modern masterpiece was almost all I had hoped it would be. Silence is the religious drama about Christian missionaries in Japan in the 1600’s. they are violently tortured until they renounce their faith. Silence is one of the most beautiful shot and most gorgeous films I saw all year. The film is a bit long, but not at the end. The ending had some editing problems and he began telling and not showing. The acting from the three leads , Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Nieson all kill in their performances and casting. The rest of the cast which I was not aware of all do a fantastic job and I was lost in a cinematic world of Martin Scorsese. The original cut was near four hours and Paramount would not release that cut. All in all I loved this movie, but it may not be for all movie viewers, but for anyone wanting to see the master at work on a true passion price of cinema. 4/5
The Birth of a Nation was as powerful as it was a great film. Writer, director, producer, and actor Nate Parker has made the best film of the year and I encourage all fans of film or great story telling to go see the film in cinemas. At times the movie reminds me of a Terrence Malick film with the beauty of the hairs and imagery. It will be a shame if Nate Parker does not receive some recognition at this year’s Oscars for multiple roles durring the production of this fine film.