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I'm trying to find the perfect words to describe how incredible this film is, but I am left speechless.
Spike Lee creates an atmosphere that is filled with pride, tension, heritage and cruelty. He depicts each of these things in such a detailed manner, and shows us the history of racism to present day. He has always managed to incorporate as many video components as he can, which makes his films seem like a documentary.
Possibly the most intriguing aspect…
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a completely different pace for Quentin Tarantino and it's one of his best pieces yet.
As he always does, he sets the tone of the film using Rick Dalton's (Leonardo DiCaprio) footage from his western television show. He instantly transports us to that era and took the audience on a journey.
Normally his runtimes feel dragged out BUT the reason this film kept you engaged was the preconceived expectation of the Manson murders.…
Like any other vampire movie, there are rules set within the universe that help audiences understand how everyone operates. The only issue with that is the exposition in regards to how they over-explain their vampires and what they do. It could have been handled a bit differently and not as dense as it was, considering there was a more playful tone at the beginning of this movie. It does get darker as the movie goes on, which would explain the…
The honeymoon phase at the beginning is quickly shown to show the power dynamic between the two. Badru was more forthright and hotheaded, while Hamza was sweet and understanding. It quickly cuts to three years later, and we see that their dynamic has drastically changed. Their apartment is darkly lit, and there is this unease within the room. The roles have changed because of the conditioning through marriage. He is supposed to be the man of the house, the supporter,…
The reason why Prey works as a prequel is because of how simple the story was. It wasn’t overstuffed with political jargon that is linked to the government. It felt like an open world with survival mode on high for these characters. Also, it bodes well that the highly skilled warrior is a woman and Midthunder did a great job carrying the film alongside her brother and the rest of the tribe. It just felt like the most natural form…