Saturday, 20 January 2018

Molly's Game (2017)

If I had to pick a favourite screenwriter, I'd definitely pick Aaron Sorkin. I haven't seen all the film he's written but I loved The Social NetworkMoneyball and Steve Jobs. It goes without saying that I was pretty excited about Molly's Game, not only written but also directed by Sorkin. 

The film tells the true story of Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain). She is a promising freestyle skier but one day while competing, she suffers a terrible accident and her career is over. After this, she moves to LA where is soon introduced to the world of underground poker and later ends up running the whole thing. Eventually, she does business with the wrong people and becomes an FBI target.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Bright (2017)

I got to the point where I don't care anymore about what critics say. I want to be the one who decides whether a movie is crap or isn't. On Bright, well, I'm with critics and I wonder how it's possible Netflix makes such good films as I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, Gerald's Game and Okja and something as bad as Bright. 

In Los Angeles, in a future where fantasy creatures live side by side with humans, human cop Daryl Ward (Will Smith) is forced to work orc police officer Nick Jakoby (Joel Edgerton). When he gets shot by an orc and Jakoby fails to capture him, Ward questions whether Jakoby let the orc escape on purpose. As Internal Affairs investigate this, the magic department of the FBI learns that the Dark Lord is coming back and will soon destroy the world. It will be up to Ward and Jakoby to save the world.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Thursday Movie Picks: Sundance Favourites

Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)

After watching Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac years ago, a movie website (I don't recall which one) suggested I'd watch Diary of a Nymphomaniac (Diario de una ninfómana). And here am I, almost 3 years later, writing about a movie that was nothing like von Trier's movie.

Val (Belén Fabra) is a young woman with an insatiable sexual appetite meaning she has sex with every single man she meets and she just can't get enough. Her whole world revolves around sex basically. Then one day she meets Jaime (Leonardo Sbaraglia) and she falls in love. The relationship is far from being perfect and it eventually leads Val on a very dark path.