Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
This epic historical drama was beautiful from start to finish. It is visually stunning, featuring some extraordinary landscapes and incredibly detailed costume design. Saoirse Ronan gave a truly captivating performance in the title role of Mary Queen of Scots; the embodiment of Mary's strength, ambition and unwavering determination. The film makes the viewer painfully aware of the hostile opposition Mary faced as a Catholic female ruler. It was particularly comments made by the vicious Reformist theologian John Knox, played by David Tennant, which brought a tear to my eye. Margot Robbie gave a powerfully emotive performance as Queen Elizabeth I. Her depiction of Elizabeth's constant turmoil, torn between duty and desire, was incredibly moving. At school I was taught that Elizabeth never married in order to devote herself entirely to the crown, but I had never really questioned her motives. The film explores her intense romantic paranoia and the lasting effects of the traumatic outcome of her parent's marriage. Mary and Elizabeth's complicated relationship is navigated over decades, with the latter visibly aged by it throughout the story. Though relatives and sister monarchs, they inevitably fell victim to the primal rivalry of motherhood in a time when a woman's value depended upon her fertility. Despite her death in 1587, Mary ultimately achieved her dream of a union of the crowns when her son ascended to the throne as James VI of Scotland and James I of England and Ireland in 1603. #maryqueenofscots#maryqueenofscotsmovie#saoirseronan#margotrobbie#history#film#filmreview#movie#moviereview#instareview#scotland#elizabethi#queen#monarch#crown#rivals#strongwomen#womenshistory#amazingwomen
Are you gonna go my way? 🌟 Also the name of last year's career retrospective hosted by Quad Cinema, the term Pacino's Way began appearing on magazine covers in 1993 as a play on the title, Carlito's Way. Then-new, it was Al's sixth movie since his return to film after his self-imposed hiatus. The gangster-gone-good flick was hotly anticipated, then hotly contested.
It turned out to be one of his most disputed roles. Fans seemed to glom onto the wily Brigante, while professional reviewers looked for something to latch onto. Many felt that Carlito's Way was haunted by the ghosts of gangsters past, paling in the shadows of Scarface and The Godfather.
Whatever their initial opinion, Carlito's Way grew in esteem to reach almost legendary status, in the vein of The Godfather before it. • Your opinion?? Like, love, hate? (I don't think anyone will choose the last one but I had to give the option. 😁)
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▫️더이상 서로를 견딜 수가 없어서 이혼을 준비중인 제냐, 보리스 부부는 분노와 좌절만이 남은 결혼생활을 청산하고 각자 새로운 연인과의 행복한 삶을 기대하고 있다. 부부는 새출발에 걸림돌이 되는 12살 아들 알로샤를 서로 상대에게 떠넘기려 하고, 알로샤는 이런 사실을 알게 된 다음날 사라져버린다. 부부는 뒤늦게 아들을 찾기 시작하는데..
▫️초록창에서 줄거리 읽고 궁금했는데, 직접 보니 전체적으로 인물들의 관계에 사랑이 눈꼽만큼도 남아있지 않아서 러닝타임 127분 동안 줄곧 마음이 매우 갑갑했던 작품이었다. 일단 영화 초반에 부모님이 거실에서 싸우는 소리를 듣고 혼자 방에서 숨죽여 우는 아이가 불쌍했다. 아이가 얼마나 두려웠을까 싶었고, 한편으로는 아이가 사라진 이유를 알 것 같았다. 아이에게 부모는 어쨌든 세상의 전부이고 유일한 우주인데, 그런 부모가 헤어지면서 자신을 책임지지 않겠다고 싸우고 있으니 '나만 없어지면 된다'고 생각하지 않았을까?🤔
▫️제냐와 보리스가 아이의 실종사실을 깨달은 순간의 대처가 달랐던게 인상깊었다. 불안해하며 경찰에 신고한 제냐와 달리, 자기 아들이 사라졌는데 너무 침착한 보리스가 나는 이해되지 않았다. 영화 중반부 그들이 아이를 찾는 과정에서 정말 찾고싶다는 간절한 마음은 보이지 않았고, 오히려 '사라졌으니까' 의무적으로 찾는듯한 느낌이 강했다.
▫️제냐가 남자친구에게 "엄마는 나를 한번도 사랑해준적 없지만 내가 유일하게 사랑했던 사람은 엄마였다"며 자신의 과거와 상처를 이야기하는 부분에서 [사랑을 받아본 사람이 사랑을 줄 수 있다]는 말이 생각났다. 또한 그녀가 보리스와의 결혼과 알로샤를 낳았던 것까지 모두 '원치 않았던' 일이라고 말하는걸 보며, 현재의 사랑이 과거가 된다면 그때도 저렇게 부정할건가 싶어서 약간 안타깝게 느껴졌다. (임신과 출산을 원치 않았다면 피임을 잘 했어야지..😧)
▫️솔직히 중반부는 살짝 지루하다는 느낌도 있었지만 결말이 다가오면서 괜찮은 작품이라고 느꼈다. -- 제냐와 보리스는 새로운 연인과의 행복한 삶을 꿈꿨지만, 결국 그들과의 관계도 예전처럼 소원해졌다. 예전에 영화 <우리도 사랑일까> 리뷰에 적었던 말이 생각났다. 새로운 것은 모두 헌 것이 되고, 신선함은 언젠가 익숙함이 된다.
This should be on my re-watch list WAY more often.
I totally forgot how incredible it was - for a moment anyway.
These are the stories Hollywood should be telling. Im never normally a fan of the usual - look how great this dead person was way back when - but THESE WOMEN should be learnt about in schools, constantly acknowledged and celebrated and that’s what this film does.
The casting of Henson, Spencer and Monáe is perfection and they leave you drawn in and in awe all the way through the movie.
It’s been out a few years already but if you haven’t seen it yet I definitely recommend!
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*pardon me for the second slide lmao.
i meant, "wipe effect" 😭😭
meh. my writing. therefore, it happens. sorry for this poor thing 😖 also IM VERY GLAD @movieaters.id that also help me to finish this 😍
When we heard the name of him, the things that come into our minds are, depth, socio-cultural, blocking, proportional, composition and theatrical. Those are innate into what we called the stylistic of Kurosawa that found in many of his works which results, an “EPIC”.
It’s been so many years that the definition of what ‘epic’ truly like, the proper way of creating a blocking and editing that gives an impactful towards the output that have been continuously adopted and inspired any directors like Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Sergio Leone in A Fistful of Dollars for example. He, Akira Kurosawa, a mastery of creating those trademark has been an inspiration to apply and innovate it but one never doubt how timeless some of the film he made, the authenticity which he revises the traditional element and create those sense in unanimously special.
Here we want to point out some of his works, because each director has every path of finding their tone, their style of storytelling but Kurosawa find his mastery ability on Sanshiro Sugata (1943) that stands out distinctively like many other martial arts around that year of release. A judo saga, blends the martial arts with Japanese identity and Judo’s philosophy in a poetic tone that surprisingly shows the capability and a starting point of Kurosawa’s axial cut. A debut and a propaganda that shows how his quite detail camera work, exquisite detail in a frame, and accentuate monumental expression that comes from his axial cut.
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AUTHOR: Admin BJORK (uhuy! gue)
Denger nama Akira Kurosawa yang terlintas di pikiran, sudah pasti Jepang, depth, socio-culturalnya, blockingnya, proporsi gambarnya, komposisi dan gayanya yang teatrikal. Itu semua ada di hampir setiap film nya dan sama-sama menghasilkan sebuah sajian yang , “Epik!”.
Epik menurut Kurosawa bagaimana sih? Apa epik itu harus yang bener-bener sebuah aksi yang wah, memukau gitu? (sempit!!!) Tidak untuk Kurosawa. Kurosawa memperkenalkan “epik” dalam kesederhanaannya dalam blocking, editing yang bisa dibilang jadi turun temurun ke film-film yang banyak kalian lihat, seperti filmnya Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, ataupun Sergio Leone dalam filmnya A Fistful of Dollars sebagai contohnya. Kurosawa yang master dalam mengembangkan trademark dalam sinematik telah menjadi inspirasi dalam menerapkan ataupun menginovasikan tapi tak ada yang meragukan betapa timeless elemen-elemen yang disodorkan di dalam karyanya, otentiknya dalam merevisi elemen simematik tradisional dan membuatnya dalam sebuah karya utuh yang spesial dan modern.
Biasanya, sutradara ditengah proses ada yang namanya proses mencari sebuah tone, gaya dalam bercerita namun disini, Kurosawa menemukan kemampuan impresifnya dalam film Sanshiro Sugata (1943) yang unggul dan menarik perhatian kala itu. Tentang judo saga, menggabungkan martial arts dengan bagaimana sih identitas Jepang dulu dengan filosofi dari judo itu sendiri. Ditampilkan dalam tone yang puitis, halus meski intensitas tergambar di dalamnya, Kurosawa menunjukkan axial cutnya yang begitu menarik disini. Film debut dan juga film propaganda ini menunjukkan camera work-nya yang impresif dalam menangkap detil-detil objek dan menatanya dalam gambar dan menekankan ekspresi karakter melalui axial cut tanpa perlu menunjukkan reaksi close-up sang karakter.
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Don't get the title fool you, it's indeed a drama/mystery, not so much a horror/suspense movie, though it has some elements.
Inspired by the "Tate Murders" case (1969), the opening act shows an interview of Sharon Tate (@HilaryDuff) stating that she have had (detailed) dreams of her death. Fast forward to the day of the murder, where we see how Sharon and her friends (including Abigail Folger, heiress to the Folger coffee fortune, and daughter of Peter Folger), go through all the horror, or so it seems.
There could be questions or confusion along the way, but I guess that's where the strength of the film is, or at least its saving grace.
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Kiprah Keanu Reeves dalam industri perfilman memang tak perlu diragukan lagi. Pria yang melejitkan namanya lewat trilogi "The Matrix" ini bahkan sudah masuk dalam jajaran aktor papan atas di Hollywood.
Sepanjang kariernya, jumlah film yang dibintangi oleh aktor "John Wick" ini memang tak bisa dihitung lagi. Keanu sendiri memang selalu berhasil melahap habis film dengan berbagai genre dari bermacam rumah produksi. Namun siapa sangka, rupanya aktor berusia 54 tahun ini pernah masuk dalam blacklist studio Fox selama 14 tahun.
Fakta ini rupanya dibeberkan langsung oleh Keanu saat dalam sesi wawancara bersama majalah GQ edisi bulan Mei. Dalam wawancara ini, terungkap bahwa Fox memang sengaja mem-blacklist sang aktor lantaran dirinya menolak tawaran peran di film "Speed 2: Cruise Control" yang dirilis pada tahun 1997 silam.
Sebenarnya, Keanu sendiri didapuk menjadi pemeran utama di seri pertama film ini, "Speed", yang dirilis pada tahun 1994 silam. Kala itu, "Speed" mendulang hasil yang memuaskan dan menjadi salah satu film terlaris pada masanya. Namun sayangnya, Keanu memutuskan untuk tak lagi mengulang perannya sebagai Jack Traven dalam sekuelnya.
Aktor tampan ini rupanya lebih memilih untuk membintangi drama "Hamlet" di Kanada. Alhasil, Fox pun akhirnya menggaet aktor lain untuk berperan di "Speed 2: Cruise Control", yakni Jason Patrick. Namun sayangnya sekuel ini mendapatkan hasil jeblok di box office.
Akibatnya, Fox pun tak lagi mau bekerja sama dengan Keanu hingga tahun 2008. Menurut Keanu, penolakan itu membuatnya merasa masuk ke penjara film. "Aku tidak bekerja lagi bersama (Fox) sampai film 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'," tutur Keanu Reeves.
Lebih lanjut, Keanu juga mengklaim bahwa dirinya belum membintangi film dari studio besar sejak "47 Ronin" besutan Universal Pictures yang dirilis pada 2013 lalu. Namun aktor Kanada ini masih senang membintangi film bergenre action seperti "John Wick". "Selama kakiku masih bisa menopang tubuhku. Selama penonton masih ingin melihatku," pungkas Keanu.
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Dude Delaney, a slick, good for nothing rockabilly, dreams of escaping his miserable hometown with his girlfriend Donna and starting a rock 'n' roll career, but the local sheriff and his son won't let that happen... I just can't get enough of Robert Rodriguez! Seriously, this man is a genius and a role model for every aspiring film maker. This movie was a TV-production conceived, shot and edited by Robert Rodriguez himself in just a month, on a budget of 7000$. And you don't even notice it.
For the most part, the story is just floating by without any direction which can be jarring, but the day-to-day life of Dude is entertaining enough to keep you from turning it off. The ending blew me away because Rodriguez screwed with my expections, but you have to see for yourself. The characters are quite charming, Selma Hayek is honestly such a babe! The only problem is the main character which can come off as kind of a jerk without a good cause, but in the end you can't help but admire his narcissistic, over-the-top teenage attitude.
I need to stress once again, that Robert Rodriguez filmed all of the movie himself, with just one camera, but you won't even notice because his creative and diverse shot compostion will trick you into thinking he had multiple cameras.
A big part of the entertainment factor for me is the music. There's not a single scene without the sweet sound of rock 'n' roll easing you into the time period and the mindset of the protagonist.
I'm honestly so happy, that I picked this film up, it's a real hidden gem. While the Sin-City aesthetic of the Blu-ray cover drew my interest to it, it's false advertising, because this film is not connected to "Sin City"
Moving to a whole new other country is not an easy thing to do. I can’t possibly imagine how hard it would be to migrate to another country on your own but I do know how difficult it is to settle down and get used to other culture. How Eilis changes throughout the movie is quite fascinating to watch. She is still an Irish but adapting American culture as well as other cultures and her growth as a person is remarkable. I don’t know why but I was really proud of her when she made a small talk with her customer. This might be a bit boring to some people but it is a good movie to watch. #brooklyn#saoirseronan#filmreview#moviereview#film#movie
TDW furthers Thor and Loki's story. It shows us the expanded world of Thor, who is working to bring peace in the realms. But a dark force is biding its time before it can strike.
Thor 2 is more science fiction and uses the ancient mythology of the convergence of the worlds. As the realms converge together, the universe is threatened by the plans of the dark elves.
The one good thing about TDW is Loki with his humour. He doesn't miss any chance to gloat or show his tricks. I enjoyed his scenes with Thor and their constant bickering. It's nice to finally see Loki on our side but it's also hard to trust his motives.
I only enjoyed the second half of TDW. Before that, it's slow and boring. The final act is entertaining. Malekith is one of the most underwhelming villains and is there to make faces most of the time.
For a film that is about the infinity stone, it sure failed to its job. As Aether and Reality stone are one and the same, the whole thing could have been made a lot interesting.
Natalie Portman is her usual self, only this time, she is reduced to the maiden in distress (except the last 15 minutes). The production design and costumes are fantastic. The visuals are beautiful as we travel around the nine realms.
Thor 2 is a mess, it doesn't know what it wants and tries to put too much inside it. Still it's a fun mess.
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Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn star in the controversial and uneasy Dragged Across Concrete. Is it any good?⠀
Our review from Jack Blackwell.⠀
S Craig Zahler’s last two films, Bone Tomahawk and Brawl in Cell Block 99, pushed the boundaries of being undeniably well-made genre pieces with unsavoury reactionary politics. With Dragged Across Concrete he goes all out, casting Mel Gibson as a racially insensitive cop and taking broad swipes at the new era of police accountability. It’ll be a justified dealbreaker for some, but we found it self-aware enough to not fall into right-wing propaganda territory, and its violent story is gripping.⠀
Caught on video applying excessive force, detectives Ridgeman (Gibson) and Lusaretti (Vince Vaughn) are suspended without pay for six weeks. To make ends meet, they plan to rob a wealthy heroin dealer who, of course, turns out to be a sadistic international criminal with military-grade weapons and eyes on tens of millions of dollars worth of gold. It’s a genuinely intriguing plot, and Tory Kittles gives a great performance as the local small-time criminal caught in the middle, as well as setting the stage for some of Zahler’s trademark ultraviolence.⠀
Though it still has brutal moments of gore, Dragged Across Concrete is not as violent as either of its predecessors, especially the eye-watering Brawl, and Zahler’s now-established brand lets him have fun with your expectations. In particular, one extended disembowelment is played for the blackest possible laughs in a way very few other directors could have pulled off. Brilliantly surreal set design pulls you into this heightened reality, from a police station in a high rise to a desolate bank that looks like it’s from the future.⠀
Witty, funny writing will have you laughing despite yourself; Vaughn in particular is afforded some fantastic lines and enjoys a great chemistry with Gibson. With Dragged Across Concrete, Zahler revels in making you feel uneasy, but there’s no filmmaker better at visceral grindhouse thrillers.⠀
🎬 "И грянул шторм" (The Finest Hours, 2016)
🎥 США, Австралия, Испания
🎭 Боевик, триллер, драма, история
🕐 1 час 57 минут
📊 IMDb (6,8 из 10), Кинопоиск (6,9 из 10), Rotten Tomatoes (6,0 из 10), Metacritic (58 из 100)
💲 Мировые кассовые сборы - $52,099,090
👤 Режиссер - Крэйг Гиллеспи (Ларс и настоящая девушка, Ночь страха, Тоня против всех)
📑 Сюжет фильма основан на реальных событиях, произошедших в 1952 году, когда сотрудники береговой охраны в самый разгар шторма, используя деревянные моторные лодки, пытались спасти экипаж двух нефтяных танкеров.
НАШ ВЕРДИКТ: "И грянул шторм" - экранизация документальной книги, посвященной известным в Америке событиям 1952 года, когда во время сильного шторма потерпели крушение сразу два танкера. Герои фильма - реальные люди. Даже удивительно, что до экранизации этой истории дело дошло только недавно. Хотя в этом есть и несомненные плюсы - фильм удалось сделать очень зрелищным не в ущерб драме и по-хорошему старомодной подаче истории. Эпические съемки шторма и разламывающегося судна оправдывают даже 3D, к слову, неплохо сделанного.
"И грянул шторм" - увлекательное, очень зрелищное кино, от которого захватывает дух и не угаснет надежда. После он оставляет удивительно светлое чувство: верится и не верится, что в реальной жизни есть место такому подвигу и такой невероятной удаче.
Though appreciating the animation style & my undying love for Batman, #BatmanNinja was not good. An extremely annoying take on #TheJoker , Bruce with a Bat symbol cut into his hair & Power Ranger Zoids. No Thanks! The final showdown was pretty epic though! 5/10 PAUL
Director: Chris Butler
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Zach Galifianakis, Zoe Saldana
Runtime: 94 minutes
Year of Release: 2019
Entertainment Factor: 8/10
With films such as "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Coraline", Laika has continuously graced our eyes with some of the best stop-motion animation movies out there. And "Missing Link" is no exception.
Starring Hugh Jackman as Sir Lionel Frost, an adventurer set on finding the lost valley of Shangri-La along with Mr. Link and Adelina Fortnight, voiced respectively by Zach Galifianakis and Zoe Saldana, the movie not only contains the usual superb stop-motion design the studio has accustomed us to in every single one of their features, but also appeals to both kids and adults with its charm and themes about human greed and belonging. The main trio's chemistry, likability, and natural humor are undoubtedly what makes the journey one that will resonate with audiences of all ages. A journey that was also enhanced by the story's heart and well-delivered messages.
My only real issue with "Missing Link" was its cartoonish and needless villain that really weighted the movie down instead of elevating it. The film's ending also had some distractingly questionable physics behind it, but I'm sure that most moviegoers' enjoyment won't be affected by it.
I strongly recommend checking out Chris Butler's second directorial contribution to Laika after "ParaNorman" not only because it's a great movie that was worth every penny I spent to watch it, but also because stop-motion animation is a dying medium that truly deserves much, much more recognition and admiration.
Final Grade: 8/10 (Great)
The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug: The company of Thorin Oakenshield are closer to their destination but still have to journey through elves, men and spiders before they get to the dragon, as Gandalf encounters an old enemy. The Desolation of Smaug is generally considered the best of the three Hobbit films and I find it pretty hard to agree. The cast from the first movie continue to shine and there are some great additions with the men and elves providing a new and interesting dynamic, although the standout has to be Benedict Cumberbatch with his astounding motion-capture performance that’s both menacing and charismatic. The dwarves are still underdeveloped for the most part but still get equal focus and towards the end, one particular sub-plot gives certain ones more time to shine, although most are still pushed off to the side. The cinematography, sets and costumes are once again fantastic and the new locations make for more great sequences alone with another mind-blowing score from Howard Shore. Although Smaug’s cgi is excellent, quite a lot of the other visual effects are quite lacklustre - especially for the Orcs which looks quite plasticky. I didn’t really touch on it much in my first review but the action is brilliant with the different locations and characters in the sequences making for incredibly entertaining scenes especially in the barrels scene. In conclusion, The Desolation of Smaug adds more fantastic scenery and lore alone with amazingly fun action; which I’d recommend to fans of fantasy, adventure and The Hobbit films. #filmreview#thehobbitdesolationofsmaug#bilbobaggins#thorinoakenshield#thranduil#legolas#tauriel#smaug#bardthebowman#gandalf#martinfreeman#benedictcumberbatch#ianmckellen
Phase 2 is now done... I've got just under a week for Phase 3.
WHAT I LIKED: What's definitely most appealing about Marvel's 'Ant-Man,' is the high-concept creativity of its main growing and shrinking idea, as that unlocks the opportunity for some brilliantly charming set-pieces and some extremely effective comedic moments. Yes when watching this it becomes very clear what partly drew the brilliant Edgar Wright to it initially as that central power is an extremely versatile one that has never really been explored in cinema before and opens up a whole new world of opportunities. The film that Peyton Reed then took over does definitely explore those things to their full potential as we get a truly original fight on a children's train set, comedic reactions from friends, and some truly badass moments overall. Then of course all of that is baked into a vague and engaging Marvel movie formula where our hero earns his shot at redemption, and when you couple that with some really nice visuals, an excellent soundtrack and some very appropriate performances, what you get is a fun summer movie with some brilliantly original charm.
WHAT I LIKED: The only thing is that the plot is extremely basic, as this is effectively a heist movie where the heist lacks a single surprising twist or turn. That may not be such a problem if the plot was very much a part of the hero's central journey, but in a way the two serve as separate entities where any redemptive moments feel slightly forced and the third act feels naggingly obligatory.
VERDICT: 3.5/5 - A fun little Marvel movie with some genuine creative charm, 'Ant-Man,' is great, but it does leave much to be desired in the story department.
What are your thoughts on Ant-Man?
Baba olmaya ya da olamamaya dair bir film Pregi. Güçlü, otoriter ve kötü bir baba figürünün bir çocukta açabileceği derin yaraları iki farklı zaman diliminde aktaran film ilk yarısında annesiz bir erkek çocuğun otoriter bir baba elinde yaşadığı travmaları ele alırken, ikinci yarıda yirmi yıllık bir atlama ile aynı çocuğun yetişkinlik dönemi anlatıyor. Nefret ettiği babasının genetik mirasını ve yaşattığı kötü anıları üzerinden atamayan, babasına olan benzerliğinden ve kendinden nefret eden genç adamın imdadına ise elbette ki “aşk” yetişiyor. Basit ve iddiasız bir film gibi görünse de dokunduğu temaları iyi aktaran başarılı bir Kuzey yapımı Pregi.
😎 Harpists, want to spice up your function repertoire? 😎 Check out my latest arrangement over at #sheetmusicplus I WISH I KNEW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO BE REAL by #billytaylor or those in the UK of a certain age will know it as the BBC Film Review theme tune. As usual head over to my 👉 YouTube channel LaurenScottHarp 👈 to hear the whole thing. .
There are a lot of pedal changes but no more than 2 (one each foot) at any one time, and as long as you do the riff at the end split between the hands it's ok. So I've marked this one as advanced standard because of the pedals, but actually if you are upper intermediate no reason not to have a go at this and give your feet a bit of a workout.
I sometimes worry that my videos are a bit too LoFi and not good enough sound quality and for the life of me I can't work out why the visual quality is so poor as it looks ok on the camera. The microphone I had to move further away this time away from the dogs, so the sound is not as good as usual. But I'm not wanting to make viral videos, I just want to document an arrangement or composition and I usually do these recordings in the spur of the moment and always in one take with no editing. So many Harpists are doing such brilliant quality videos, which is brilliant, but I just don't have the time or energy to work out how to up the quality of the videos of my arrangements. Hopefully the quality doesn't offend too much and you can still listen to the arrangement which is the main thing?
All my arrangements, with full length videos and links to buy the sheet music are listed on my website here https://www.lauren-scott-harp.co.uk/arrangements.html or tap on link in my bio
"Afrobubblegum is fun, fierce and frivolous African art so it very much feeds into that because at the heart of the film is joy and hope" - Fiona chatted with RAFIKI director @wanuri for our latest interview & shares her review [link in bio]
• Us (2019) •
Coming off the huge successful of his debut film Get Out, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say everyone was pretty eager to see what Jordan Peele was going to do next. The pressure was on. To me ‘Get Out’ was flawless, an absolute masterpiece. Now ‘Us’ is twice as big, twice as bold, and twice as ambitious, but....that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better. I left the cinema a little confused as to wether ‘Us’ was another masterpiece or wether it was just another average horror film. The more I thought back on it, I’ve come to the conclusion that the film is much deeper than it may seem on surface level. There are a lot of hidden messages and metaphors. The acting & the directing was outstanding. The chemistry between the family & the dark humour was great. The scares weren’t really there. The twist you could see coming a mile away. In conclusion all of the pros far out way the negatives. Was it entertaining? Hell yeah. Was it a bit weird and confusing at times? Hell yeah. Did Jordan Peele prove he wasn’t just a one hit wonder? Hell yeah. • ⭐️ 7/10 •
~ I’m interested to know what everyone else thought of it too, so let me know in the comments ~
714 hours ago
1.626. INFO FILM
Film paling ditunggu tahun ini sudah bisa kalian saksikan minggu depan, tepatnya pada 24 April mendatang. Menjadi konklusi dari infinity Saga yang sudah berlangsung selama 11 tahun, Avengers: Endgame menghadirkan peperangan dahsyat antara pahlawan terkuat Planet Bumi melawan Thanos.
Seperti yang kalian tahu, Thanos tampil digdaya pada Infinity War lalu. Berbekal Infinity Gauntlet, sang Mad Titan melakukan aksi Decimation, yang sukses melenyapkan separuh nyawa dari seluruh galaksi. Namun tenang saja, pasalnya, tim Avengers akan mendapatkan kekuatan tambahan dari Carol Danvers alias Captain Marvel, yang memiliki kekuatan level kosmik. Yuk, langsung aja kalian cek ulasannya di bawah.
1. Tonton Film MCU Sebelumnya
Untuk yang satu ini, wajib kalian tunaikan sebelum nonton Avengers: Endgame. Masih sekitar satu minggu sebelum resmi rilis di Indonesia, ada baiknya kalian nonton film MCU sebelumnya. Kalau kalian merasa enggak sanggup untuk menonton 21 film MCU terdahulu, kalian bisa prioritaskan untuk nonton sembilan judul berikut: Iron Man, The Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man and the Wasp, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War, dan Captain Marvel.
Seperti yang kalian tahu, Marvel mengusung Infinity Saga untuk tiga fase perdana MCU. Akan sangat disayangkan kalau nanti banyak hal yang kurang kalian mengerti saat menyimak Avengers: Endgame.
2. Waspada Serangan Spoiler
Sebagai film paling ditunggu, wajar saja jika Marvel memberlakukan strategi khusus untuk menghindari bocornya spoiler. Salah satunya adalah dengan mengambil adegan ending sebanyak lima versi yang melibatkan Mark Ruffalo. Sayangnya, langkah Marvel sedikit ternoda setelah marak beredar video Avengers: Endgame dengan berbagai durasi di sejumlah media sosial.
Semoga saja kalian belum terkena serangan spoiler tersebut, sehingga enggak mengganggu kenyamanan menonton Avengers: Endgame minggu depan, tepatnya pada 24 April nanti.
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1,8631094 hours ago
THE COLOR PURPLE (1985)
- Finally I was able to watch this heavy drama directed by Steven Spielberg (and it's his first solid drama film) that deals with a number of social issues including discrimination and slavery. It's so sad to see black people treated as slaves by whites but coming from another black? It's totally unimaginable!
I saw #fastcolor because... #iseefilmssoyoudonthaveto So proud of @gugumbatharaw - she does a wonderful job here (as do the entire cast - @lorrainetoussaint you are a goddess) in this beautifully shot film. It’s a dreamy dystopian world. And. While some might call this a super hero film... it’s so much more. Themes include addiction, climate change, motherhood, parental relationships, fear while maintaining secrecy and traditions. It takes a while to start motoring and there’s barely an smidgeon of dialogue during the first half of the film and many unanswered questions BUT you forgive it as you get lost in the colourful swirls of the beautifully shot adventure. Go support this Indie. The cast is flawless. 8.05/10 #michaelfimognari you win. Thank you #juliahart for creating this world.
715 hours ago
MARY POPPINS RETURNS is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray. You can read Cameron's review on our website [link in bio]
It's another two hour haunted house movie. Why were there so many in the '70s? So what's different about this one? Well its more about the house and there's no real reason why it does what it does, so the mysticism there is real cool. Basically, it draws the life force from whoever is attached to it the most and basically murders anyone else and as it does this, it becomes more and more new. This is what happens to Karen Black, Oliver Reed and their son in the movie. Karen starts feeling drawn to their new summer house and finds a room with pictures of people from years and centuries ago... Former tenants. So the movie is a real slow burn of watching these people slowly become crazy and miserable and to be honest, it feels quite long and none of it really contributes to the overall feel of the movie and as long as this movie is, it never really gets scary or freaky. But there is one scene where you see the house changing and everyone thinks Oliver Reed is just going crazy. Karen Black does a great job, but Oliver Reed is way to intense in his role and needed to dial it down a notch. There isn't any murder or blood until the end, which is supposed to be the big pay off after the obvious and long foreseeable twist. After this rewatch, I feel like it had an impact. This was rated PG and you wouldn't see R rated movies today with an ending like that. It is a bit slow and there is quite a bit of filler, but it feels like you get to kind of know these characters. A little. #nowwatching#nowplaying#burntofferings#dancurtis#karenblack#oliverreed#burgessmeredith#bettedavis#unitedartists#kinolorber#horror#mystery#thriller#bluray#bluraycollection#moviereview#filmreview#cinephile#1976#goonreviewsburntofferings#70sdecadeofhorror
1815 hours ago
Episode 118 of the Skip To The End podcast is here! On our latest episode we review the rebooted #Hellboy , and list the greatest biopics of all time. We also debate the best movies of David Fincher's career, and rewatch The Rules of Attraction. In addition to this we also name our pop culture recommendations of the week, give away another bag of swag, and play round two of Flick Me Faster.
Eighth Grade - (2018)
Your early teen years can be the most awkward and difficult stage of your life. It's that age where you're too old to be a child but too young to be considered an adult, however, you're old enough to be making important decisions. Bo Burnham's directorial debut, Eighth Grade, captures the awkwardness of being a teenager and that's what makes it so appealing. I can imagine a lot of people relating to the main protagonist who experiences all the highs and lows of being 13 years old and transitioning from middle school to high school.
Eighth Grade may be one of the best films about being a teenager. What I found most refreshing about Burnham's feature is how realistic it feels. I liked his decision to cast actors who were the appropriate age. At the time of filming, Elsie Fisher, who portrays Kayla, had just graduated from the eighth grade.
I also admired the decision to not cover up Fisher's skin with makeup, with her acne being visible. One of the many things teenagers are insecure is about is their skin. While it's normal for teenagers to get spots on their face, it doesn't prevent them from feeling ugly and covering themselves in makeup. I think that seeing a character with acne on screen will hopefully help people with skin conditions feel less insecure about themselves and realise that spots are natural.
The stand-out aspect of Eighth Grade is Fisher and her portrayal of Kayla. She perfectly captures that of a individual experiencing her early teenage years.
Eighth Grade captures society's obsession with social media. Popular social media sites such as Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter are used frequently. While I don't think social media is necessarily a bad thing, I do think that our obsession with it has gotten out of control and Burnham shows this.
Overall, Eighth Grade captures the realities of life in your early teens and features a stand out performance from Elsie Fisher.
Link to my full review is in my bio. #EighthGrade#KaylaDay#ElsieFisher#Drama#Comedy#FilmReview#MovieReview#FavouriteFilms