Natural Selection (2011): Brief Review

Natural Selection directed by Robbie Pickering (2011), is a film about a woman who finds out her religious husband is donating his specimen to a sperm bank when she believes she cannot conceive after he is rushed to the hospital. It’s a bit of a wild story with the background, the ongoing, and the result ofContinue reading “Natural Selection (2011): Brief Review”

The Farewell (2019): Brief Review

The Farewell directed by Lulu Wang (2019), is a film about coming together in China to spend time with and prematurely grieve a loved one who is dying but doesn’t know it. It’s a touch story and a great film to watch as it was beautifully composed. I thought I’d be fully taken by the performancesContinue reading “The Farewell (2019): Brief Review”

Little Fugitive (2006): Brief Review

Little Fugitive directed by Joanna Lipper (2006), is a film about two brothers who are practically raising themselves (mother is always working and father is in prision) and end up in a bit of trouble with the law at a young age, so they run away to float off into a mythical land. It’s an interestingContinue reading “Little Fugitive (2006): Brief Review”

The Runaways (2010): Brief Review

The Runaways directed by Floria Sigismondi (2010), is a film about the band The Runaways, the band members, and snippets of their lives before, during, and after the bands run. It was a fun film to watch from beginning to end. It provided some insight into the construction of the band and the lives of theContinue reading “The Runaways (2010): Brief Review”

Into the Storm (2014): Brief Review

Into the Storm directed by Steven Quale (2014), is a film about two separate groups of people weathering a storm together. The film definitely feels like a less emotional but higher stakes twister. The story is basic at best while relying on the elements within the scenes to create any tension rather than the relying onContinue reading “Into the Storm (2014): Brief Review”

Flags of Our Fathers (2006): Brief Review

Flags of Our Fathers directed by Clint Eastwood (2006), is a film about the raising of the American flag in WW2 in the Pacific and those who had a part in it (even those who were falsely assumed). It shows the arrival and horrors of war without explicit vison of it, the heaving of the flag,Continue reading “Flags of Our Fathers (2006): Brief Review”

Brokeback Mountain (2005): Brief Review

Brokeback Mountain directed by Ang Lee (2005), is a film about two cowboys where one job contract changes the course of their lives. It seem like a very unlikely story that two men who are working together out in the country fall in love with one another. However, it’s not that uncommon for a person toContinue reading “Brokeback Mountain (2005): Brief Review”

Seven Psychopaths (2012): Brief Review

Seven Psychopaths directed by Martin McDonagh (2012), is a film about a writer who unknowingly has a friend who is less inhibited than most and then knowingly seeks out others who are not that much different than his friend. Everything in this film is fairly well done. The story even mixes itself with real life eventsContinue reading “Seven Psychopaths (2012): Brief Review”

One Day (2011): Brief Review

One Day directed by Lone Scherfig (2011), is a film about how two strangers become friends and then eventually more. This film is one of the more well done friends to lovers stories. A more accurate simplistic timeline would be: strangers ➞ failed lovers ➞ friends ➞ acquaintances ➞ friends ➞ lovers ➞ married couple. TheContinue reading “One Day (2011): Brief Review”

Dead Poets Society (1989): Brief Review

Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir (1989), is a film about a group of kids that area few in their class that have rallied and somewhat rebelled against societies expectations of them through the inspiration of their English teacher who was once a student at the school. This film was not like anything I hadContinue reading “Dead Poets Society (1989): Brief Review”