I just watched Beasts of the Southern Wild, starring some little black girl with a really long first name.
I loved it. It was a beautifully directed movie about a little girl named "Hushpuppy" who learns the hard way that no matter how strong you are, you can't control everything that happens in your life. The acting all feels very real. There's never a point in the movie where you aren't learning something new about the characters.
For the first…
Moonrise Kingdom is an amazing collaboration of Wes Anderson's imaginative and beautiful directing style with the classic coming-of-age "group of kids on an adventure" films from the 80s and early 90s.
Essentially, the film is about a young boy and a young girl who both feel like they don't belong in the world around them, so they run off into the wilderness to live life together. I loved this movie. The premise is so simple, and yet the likeable characters,…
Underworld: Awakening is the fourth installment in the Underworld series and is yet another pointless sequel with a plot that needlessly treats it as a reboot of the series.
It's hard for me to choose where to start with this movie. So much was wrong with it, from characters doing illogical things(i.e. putting silver ammo in guns when preparing to fight humans) to flat-out continuity errors within the story(i.e. Vampires inexplicably not needing blood to survive and instead just using…
The King's Speech is the true story of King George VI as he rose to the throne soon before the beginning of World War II and overcame a crippling stutter that threatened to forever cement him as the most embarrassing king in the history of England if it weren't for his brilliant speech therapist.
I loved this film. I thought Colin Firth had a surprisingly believable stutter and played an amazing role overall. If anything he may have been a…