Monday, 10 September 2018

The Irishman: teaser

You know what happens when Martin Scorsese teams up with Robert De Niro, right, BOOM! The Irishman is post production and probably one of the best movies to look out for in 2019.
Here's a link to a factual video, the rest of them on the Internet are fan made.

The period drama stars some of the biggest, best names in terms of acting, who also happen to be Scorsese's regulars: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel. Another exciting fact, you probably already know about, this is the first time Scorsese is working with Al Pacino! It is based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt.

Apparently, Netflix has paid a huge amount for the movie and I would have too, if I had that kind of money. The release date isn't known yet but it would be sometime in 2019.

Write to me and let me know if you are excited about the The Irishman and how do you picture the legends. 

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The Favorite: is it wise for Colman?

I watched the trailer for The Favorite today and though the movie seems to be interesting with Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in the lead but I doubt something, Colman being casted as Queen Anne of the Great Britain in the movie when she has been confirmed to play the lead in the third season of The Crown, is it her wrong choice of role OR a casting flaw?

The movie premiered at the Venice International Film Festival this year and is scheduled to be released later in 2019 around the same time as the third season of The Crown.

Watch the trailer and let me know what do you think.

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Little Women remake: this is fancy!

Yet another remake has been announced and wait till you get to know about the cast!

Little Women is to be remade and this time by Greta Gerwig, not just that, speculations say that she will also be writing the adaption for the camera!

Now, the exciting part, the CAST:

  • Laura Dern as Marmee March

  • Timothee Chalamet as  Laurie

  • Emma Watson as Meg March

  • Meryl Streep as the rich Aunt March

  • Saoirse Ronan as Jo

I think I would have wanted Meryl to be Marmee, yes, actually. For now, I am happy to watch her to be a part of the remake. Who would have thought! Too happy with Laurie and Jo, though.

I am too excited about this one, given the cast. I think I’ll always be excited about any Little Women remake and have the right to compare it to the ’94 movie.

Write to me and tell me what would you dream cast for Little Women be ..

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Capote (2005)

It feels great to share another review with you all and I hope we are all doing great!

Cheers to another movie night!

I watched Capote last week and I don't exactly know why I didn't watch this one earlier.

The movie, as the title suggests, is about Truman Capote (Breakfast at Tiffany's, yes we remember that one) and the period during which he wrote his most sensational book "In Cold Blood".

It has been directed by Bennett Miller (Moneyball) based on the book written by Gerald Clarke. It is amazing, has been captured in detail (with little to no background score) and the best part, of course, is Philip Seymour Hoffman.

If only we could have more of his performances, I swear!

The movie shows the time in Truman Capote's life when he comes to know about the murder of a farm family in Kansas and calls up The New Yorker (magazine) to tell that he wants to write about it. The movie is about what follows, the incidents, struggles, Truman Capote's cunning, and expertise as a writer that turn a story into a complete book.

Harper Lee (played by Catherine Keener) was a lifelong friend with Capote so you get to see her part, as well, in making things easier for Capote. There is no mystery and many of us might already know the story, but watch this one for the beauty of story telling and the phenomena that Hoffman was, and will continue to be. Apart from Hoffman, I would say that the direction is in line with the camera work. There are shots where you don't see a zoom-in to state the obvious but a wide shot which actually lets you paint the image you want and get your own perspective. I would hate to describe the scenes and spill the beans here, but there is one in particular where a running train has been captured from such a distance that you will be left wondering if at all its a train, but then, you get the time to contemplate the story.

Although I know the post is about the movie, I still can't stop myself from mentioning another one of Hoffman's immaculate performance in DOUBT. Doubt is like a cream of performances with Meryl Streep, Viola Davis and Amy Adams in the cast. Watch these two movies and I am sure you will be able to understand the depth of the art and the impression it leaves.

Please share your views and leave a comment. I will be more than happy to connect with you all and talk about the movies we love.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Carol (2015)

Carol - some people change your life forever...

I am writing after rather a long break and it feels great to be posting again about the movies we love.

I watched Carol (2015) just in time, before the Oscar night in order to judge it myself and what a delight it was!

Picture Credits
It is based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith and its about Carol (Cate Blanchett), well settled wife of a wealthy man, caught in a loveless marriage, her friendship with Therese (Rooney Mara) and what comes there after. (No spoilers here...)

I don't want to write the summary here, you might know the story already or might not, you'll enjoy the movie anyway, thats a guarantee.

Cate and Rooney, both, have played their characters so well that I can't think of any other actor in their place. There is such comfort and intensity between these two. Apart from the impeccable performances what I loved about the movie was the camerawork, the cinematography. It is fluid, beautiful and the frames do justice to the story.

The subject of this movie is something that is still frowned upon in most parts of the world and yet, you can't deny that its a treat to watch it, so subtle and flowing.

And though the movie, the cast and the crew didn't get an Oscar despite of six nominations, don't think any less of it. It is a screen marvel.

I can go on writing about the movie but then you'll have to watch it to witness the genius, watch it for the love of period dramas, for performance, for cinematography and for the love of fine cinema.

Watch the trailer here and decide for yourself: