Director; Scott Speer
1h 31 minutes
I want to start off by apologizing for the lack of updates, but if you’ve read one of my latest entries, then you know that I’ve had some difficulties with my mental health, and besides that, did I make the decision to take a little break, I needed a change of environment, which resulted in me doing a little trip to Iceland. For pictures feel free to check out my Instagram account @beautymartinez, enough about me now, let’s continue with the review.
Midnight Sun was everything and more.
It was a beautiful story with a dash of pure delight throughout the journey of a young girl with a rare condition that prevents her from being out in the sunlight.
It’s a movie that though predictable, it will still manage to get inside of you and play with the strings of your heart, creating the most sensational symphony of love, strength, and pain, all wrapped into one heart-wrenching script with the perfect blend of drama, romance, and a spark of humor.
Bella Thorne shines in the role of Katie, a girl that has to spend her days inside, and behind special windows and only comes out to play once the lights go down and the sun hits the ground.
One night, she finally meets Charlie, (Patrick Schwarzenegger). The boy from across the street, the one who she has spied on for years and has a crush on and together they embark on a rollercoaster of young love, sparks, and strength.
It’s cute, warm, and will definitely leave an impact on you. 7/10
Director; Jeff Nichols
2h 3 minutes
Out on bluray.
A beautiful and soulful story that is inspiring and heart-shattering at the same time. Though it’s powerful, the script falls flat and becomes rather dull, but don’t let that overshadow its depth, beauty, and true love – no matter race.
Loving plays out in the sixties, where a couple gets arrest for interracial marriage in Virgina and gets into a filthy battle, a legal war that would become historic in the Supreme Court.
To my opinion it was too long for a drama, a thin thread over two hours that quickly becomes quite boring and dragged out, making you almost lose interest by the second half.
The very slight thrill makes itself present when they go into battle, that is when it becomes somewhat intellectual and gives you some sort of attachment to the characters, the plot, and their story. But it wasn’t enough since throughout the film they never built up anything to grasp and grab a hold of you.
By already knowing what it is about, there is nothing extra to expect.
Not something I’d personally recommend. Found it to be long, flat, and dull to be frank. The only beauty of it is its story. 5/10
A loving ensemble
Loving v. Virgina
Virgina: A loveing backdrop
Commentary with director Jeff Nichols
Director; Eric D. Howell
1h 34 minutes
April 28th 2017
To let go of someone that meant everything to us is never easy, and often a journey of grieve, sorrow, and learning to cope with that certain person gone.
When losing a parent a child becomes deeply affected, in some cases, they even explore the unknown, other and new possibilities to deal with the pain.
In Voice from the stone, a young boy loses his mother to a disease, and from the moment she’s gone, he stops speaking – completely convinced that he can hear her voice from behind the stone walls of the property.
Seven months and 16 days later, Verona, a nurse with a history of helping kids, moves into the mansion in hope to help Jacob to let go, and speak again.
Voice from the stone is a dark mystery with old creaky buildings and foggy landscapes in beautiful Italy, with a sound that will crawl underneath your skin at certain moments.
The script is uneasy and unpleasant, yet nothing ever happens. You sit waiting for something thrillingly to take place, but it’s mostly the setting and sound, and the anticipation leading ahead. The trailer has you believe much more will go down, but it’s rather vanilla.
It had potential, and the suspense elements are more than enough, but by the end of it you know that it is mostly in order to have the viewer sitting by the edge, and nothing more. Emilia Clarke is a vision to look at, and possibly the only reason to sit through the entire movie.
Finally one hell of a ride of an slow paced yet interesting thriller. It’s intriguing and tense, a script that will confuse you and keep you wondering while trying to put every clue together and solve the mystery yourself, unfortunately you’ll fail completely because it won’t be what you’ll expect and THAT is the greatest part of the film, it’s unpredictable! It’s entertaining and has an amazing and talanted cast doing a wonderful job.
Mark Strong plays John, a man with the gift and ability to enter people’s memories. After the death of his wife his own memories taunts him causing difficulties when working on someone else’s thoughts that he has to stop working, that is until he runs out of money and needs a job. He meets the brilliant Anna (Taissa Farmiga) a girl who refuses to eat and his one and only task is to get the girl to eat, but when looking for the cause of her behaviour he enters her mind and has to figure out if she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma? Although, who’s entering who’s mind? 6/6