Monthly Movie Recap: August 2020 ðŸŽ¥

August 2020 monthly movie recap

Hello and welcome to my monthly movie recap! August wasn’t too rich film-wise, but I still got 5 movies to talk about, most of them pretty good. As always, no spoilers!

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966). I can’t find another word that describes this film better than a ‘masterpiece’! I definitely regret not watching this earlier – I was hesitant because of the running time (almost 3h), so waited for an opportunity and mood to sit down and watch it. Now it’s obvious to me that every scene in this film is absolutely essential. I won’t discuss the amazing acting (Clint Eastwood’s talent is worth a whole book) or the script – it’s all been said before. I’ll only say that this is probably one of the best films I’ve ever watched – no more, no less.

Rage (2014). I caught this on TV and decided to give it a go. The first thing that occured to me was ‘Nicolas Cage just takes every role he’s offered at this point’ and this feeling didn’t leave me until the end of the movie. The plot is simple: bad guy becomes a good guy, his past catches up with him, he wants to get a revenge. The writing is subpar (there’s a feeling of ‘real people don’t talk this way’), acting is rather lazy, and I’m even bored right now writing about it. Overall, just a boring film.

Knowing (2009). This is the second time I watch this film and, same as the previous one, I caught this on TV and realized that I’ve completely forgotten what it was about. Just as soon as I watched the finale, I experienced a déjà vu – a feeling of mild disappointment. The idea is good, acting is alright, but I just don’t buy the final plot twist because it raises more questions than it gives answers. The movie takes itself seriously and meshes together religion, science, politics, aliens… it seems like the script was written by at least 5 different people who worked separately from one another and each one had their own idea where the story was supposed to go. Some scenes are laughable (like people just walking around a plane that just crashed). And what’s with the bunnies?.. This time I’ll remember not to watch it again.

Dial M For Murder (1954). Hitchcock classic I’ve watched a few times before and felt like rewatching. This is a very intriguing story and it’s told in the best possible way. Grace Kelly steals the show when she’s on screen, but Ray Milland is great as well. This film isn’t among the most highly praised Hitchcock creations, but it’s a very solid film nonetheless. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys detective stories.

Dil To Pagal Hai (1997). Yash Chopra at his very best. This movie has beautiful songs in it, sincere acting, but most of all it has soul – something that the majority of films lack. The plot is simple – it’s a classic love triangle (or even a quadrangle), but it’s very enjoyable and fun to watch. The film itself is dynamic and doesn’t get boring. Madhuri Dixit and Karishma Kapoor are both amazing in this film!

Have you watched any of these movies and series? I would love to hear your opinions and feedbacks!! As always, looking forward to reading and responding to your comments 💖

See you in my next post,

Alex

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Previous monthly movie recaps:

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

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6 thoughts on “Monthly Movie Recap: August 2020 ðŸŽ¥”

    1. Yes, one of my absolute favorite Bollywood movies! Love the plot and songs 😊 Many of my favorite films are actually Indian. I love Talaash, Mardaani, classics like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and many others. Rani Mukherjee is my favorite actress – her acting skills are sublime, no current Hollywood actress can match. What are your favorite Bollywood movies? I’d love it if you’d recommend me something!
      I’ve had very busy August and September (traveled a lot), but now finally can get back on track ☺
      Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to read and comment ♥

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      1. Oh my Alex….I haven’t watched a few of these movies myself….maybe
        you’ll like these movies too thappad, article 15, devdas, jodhaa akhbar, bahubhali, bombay, gully boy, delhi belly, vicky donor….

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      2. Wow, thank you so much! Out of these films I’ve watched Devdas (the newer version with Shah Rukh Khan), Jodhaa Akhbar, and Bahubali, the last one being my absolute favorite (especially the songs). I’ll definitely watch the movies you’ve suggested – seems like we have a bit similar taste in cinema 😊
        Lots of love ❤️

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      3. Wow….you already watched many of those on my list 🤭😊….looks like we do have similar taste out here…..maybe I’ll suggest some more then…..if you like comedy….. golmaal, hera pheri. These have versions like golmaal 1, 2 and 3. Ditto for hera pheri. They’re really funny but very colloquial….🙈😅🤪😝🤣

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      4. Adding these movies to my ‘to watch’ list as well! I adore films that don’t take themselves too seriously – they are fun and lighthearted, a perfect mood booster 😊 Many modern Western directors are just so self-important and pretentious that they feel they don’t need to try anymore to get the audience to watch their movies, same goes for many actors and their actual acting efforts. As a result, the majority of modern movies just don’t make me feel anything (maybe except make my eyes hurt with all the CGI 😆) and the primary purpose of any art form is to make a person feel, experience something. For instance, I remember first watching ‘Enthiran’ (2010) – it’s crazy, but so much fun!! I watch a lot of movies of various genres from different countries, but it’s always the Bollywood films that I find myself going back to for that heartwarming experience and some feeling of sincerity.
        Thank you again for your suggestions ❤️ Hugs ❤️

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