Sunday, April 6, 2014

Twitter Film Reviews (March 2014)

I find myself at a loss for words....I watched movies? I think I actually bought more than I watched this past month. I did catch up on a couple of this year's Oscar nominated films which was good and just kept my viewing very mixed as usual while also revising a few all time favourites.     

BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (2013) Raw and organic in its depiction of a love story. It makes the valid point that love has no gender. 3.5/5 [March 1st]

NEBRASKA (2013) This poignant and beautiful drama is a heartfelt slice of Americana; a very sweet and genuine portrayal of the elderly. 4/5 [March 2nd]

COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES (2012) Despite the ridiculous premise, it's laugh out loud funny. Great writing with witty and colourful dialogue. 3.5/5 [March 4th]

THE KING'S SPEECH (2010) One of the reasons why I'm a monarchist. An incredible story that's told with a good sense of humour. 5/5 [March 6th]   

THE OTHER SON (2012) Despite a cliché story it's conveys a nice message of acceptance and tolerance. Both well-acted and shot. 3.5/5 [March 6th]  

EUROPA REPORT (2013) Well made for its budget and based on some scientific fact. Not your typical space survival movie. 3.5/5 [March 8th]

SUMMER OF SAM (1999) Chaotic and electrifying. Spike Lee's social pressure cooker of sex, drugs and community hysteria. 5/5 [March 9th]

TWICE IN A LIFETIME (1985) Realistic in its portrayal of middle age disillusionment and the struggle of starting over; conflicting. 3.5/5 [March 12th]

MONUMENTS MEN (2014) Was it a drama or a comedy? That aside it was still a great movie about a lesser known chapter of WWII. 4/5 [March 13th]

2010: THE YEAR WE MAKE CONTACT (1984) Thought provoking with stunning visuals and a message of peace and the importance of life. 4/5 [March 16th] 

DALLAS BUYERS CLUB (2013) Well acted more than anything else, two well-deserved Oscars. Good story and strong characters. 4/5 [March 18th]    

REAR WINDOW (1954) Hitchcock's most sophisticated film. Gripping plot and the most perfectly framed shots you'll see. 5/5 [March 20th]

SHUTTER ISLAND (2010) Scorsese's most psychological film that's visually haunting with many twists and turns. Watch it twice! 4/5 [March 22nd]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (1977) Overly long and messing uncontrolled improvised dialogue are the mainly problems. But visually it's great! 2.5/5 [March 23rd]

BOXCAR BERTHA (1972) Scorsese's Gritty depression era crime drama about people up against an unforgiving society of the ruling class. 3.5/5 [March 27th]

CADDIE (1976) Helen Morse gives it her all but overall a very underwhelming film. However the social climate is interesting. 3/5 [March 27th]

AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) Built around a collective jukebox soundtrack with good characters and substance. 4.5/5 @MackPhillips [March 29th]

THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994) Not only a masterpiece but an example of the true power of cinema. It makes out spirit soar! 5/5 [March 29th]  

Top Ten Picks

1. Nebraska (2013)
2. The Monuments Men (2013)
3. Cockney vs. Zombies (2012)
4. The Other Son (2012)
5. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
6. 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)
7. Europa Report (2013)
8. Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
9. Blue is the Warmest Colour (2013)
10. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

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