LITTLE MONSTERS (2019)
I hadn't heard anything about this film until my weekly catch up on other reviews of the latest releases. I was surprised to learn that this cinema release would coincide with a release on the sky movie channels. This was music to my ears as it prevented a treck to the cinema on a cold winter evening.
The movie opening was actually very funny, the lead roles had a great dynamic which added to the humour. Lupita Nyongo plays a leading role and is used as the face of all the promotional material for the film. I think this was the first time I had watched a movie starring Nyongo since 'Us', and I still can't help but find her presence chilling after that amazing performance; I just can't 'shake it off' (don't worry you'll get that joke when you see this!).
All in all this is a funny, gorey film that fits nicely into the extensive zombie genre. You can tell by watching the cast had a ball making this. Get it on in your living rooms.
Emoji rating: 🧟♂️ 🧒 🚜 🐸 🎸
Films like this I'd recommend:
-Shaun of the dead (romzomcom)
-Zombie land (another entry to the zomcom genre)
The Counterfeiters is competently made, very well acted and it has an interesting fact-based premise to it, but the execution is very weak, the film is never as sophisticated as it should have been and it’s just another standard WWII flick with nothing new to offer. Needless to say, its Oscar win was very problematic.
My Rating - 3
THE LINK OF THE FULL MOVIE REVIEW IS IN BIO.
" Everyone's out for theirs. The way of the world? ".⠀⠀
𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫(𝐬): David Ayer⠀
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞(𝐬): Action | Crime | Drama⠀
𝐑𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞: 1h 49m⠀
𝐁𝐮𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭: $20 Million⠀
𝐏𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐑𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 7/10⠀
What is Keanu's best action film?⬇️
Directed by: Dario Argento
Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Donald Pleasence, Daria Nicolodi, Patrick Bauchau
Streamed on: Amazon Prime
Jennifer has a gift. A gift not many understand or could appreciate. She has the ability to communicate with insects. Insects and her share a quality that comes forth in the plot they are misunderstood. The others at the boarding school she was transferred to mock her and chastise her for it. One day they witness first hand her powers over them. Assuming she's sinister her teachers plan to ship her off to a mental institution. However, she manages to escape and is lead by Inga a friendly chimpanzee who is the company of McGregor who is trying to solve the mystery of a slew of murders happening. Having somewhat witnessed briefly one herself she uses her powers along with his knowledge to solve the mystery. Will the black gloved killer be found and who could it possibly be?
In true Argento fashion the film read like art. Submerging you into a plot you never would have expected to enjoy. I did! Great effects. The scene of confrontation in the pool extra creepy factor lol. Atmospheric soundtrack. Bonus for it being Iron Maiden, Motorhead, and Goblin once more! Great casting all around. I also enjoyed the scene where she stood up to her bullies. Frau was the most disturbing. Lol I liked the subtle ending as well. 8/10-Morgana
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I still feel conflicted with everything I watched but at the end of the day, it’s safe to say “Charlie’s Angels (2019)” barely, and I mean BARELY manages take flight but eventually comes to an indefinite crash-landing. The film isn’t destined to be Heaven bound anytime soon but it doesn’t necessarily move at Half Throttle either which is somewhat better than what I saw in the 2000’s movies. Acting wise is a definite plus as the three main leads manage to have some threads of solid chemistry throughout the film with some legitimate funny moments sprinkled here and there and the story, despite being predictable, typical and average, at least manages to do the bare minimum despite a lot of glaring red flags. First of all, about half the action sequences are directly effected by the sloppy editing which in turn falters the pacing, it’s severely lacking in comedy for more than half the movie, the endgame of the foreseeable plot twist ruins yet another classic character (for some people) and the done to death storyline felt even more homogeneous with the generic execution because despite being aware of the supposed inherit silliness that this franchise has adapted, the direction Elizabeth Banks took here doesn’t give us any much needed doses of variety. Nothing new is really added and no real risks are taken.
The movie plays it incredibly safe and while it isn’t technically a reboot, it feels like it is. I wanted this film to prove me wrong, I wanted it to be better than the 2000’s versions, I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt SO BAD but execution wise, SONY bollocksed up yet ANOTHER franchise with a reboot that nobody asked for that actually had the potential to succeed but they chose quantity over quality and it blew up in their faces yet AGAIN.
Better luck getting those wings next time, Angels.
Uyare follows the story of an ambitious woman, whose wings were beneath her lover's shoes for far too long. We are shown too many red flags, which Pallavi didn't. When we are too close to something or someone, we don't perceive them for what they are. So, Pallavi mistakes Govind's manipulation and obsession for love. He gets to have a say in every decision of her life. He being ridiculously in control of what she is supposed to wear, is him being a 'protective' boyfriend. Him slitting his wrist and then sending Pallavi a picture of the same, is supposed to be 'proof' of his broken heart, when clearly, it's emotional blackmail and manipulation.
When Pallavi decides to break free of him, he conveniently clips her wings. One day, he is a 'protective' boyfriend, and the next day, he is a man capable of throwing acid on his beloved. When she sues him at court, his defence is that his career is on the line. Sound familiar much?
Writers (Bobby -Sanjay) and director (Manu Ashokan) do a great job at telling a story for what it is. They don't make a Arjun Reddy out of Govind (both are the same kind of people, varying in their toxicity only in intensity) There's no machoness attached to his act. Films like Arjun Reddy and Kabir Singh normalise unhealthy relationships and obsessions, whereas, Uyare challenges and denounces the same.
When in love, Pallavi couldn't sense the truth in her friend's mocking. She justifies the equations of their relationship, saying there's a joy in asking for permission. What joy, though? Whose permission do you need to have agency over your own body? Only your own.
We need more stories which do not normalise and romanticise the toxicity in personal relationships. Uyare, is the story of an aspiring pilot who rises from this toxicity like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Here's hoping we acknowledge them red flags for what they are as and when they pop up.
Uyare, Now on Netflix.
Directed by: @ashokanmanu
Starring: @parvathy.thiruvothu @asifali @tovinothomas