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 💖
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