I apologize for the extremely short Queue this week (I feel like I’m always saying that). I continuously thought I had more time, then the week came to an end. I hope you enjoy reading about what I did get the chance to watch.
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Directed by Joel & Ethan Coen
The Coen brothers created a strangely charming and satirical film looking at movie making in old Hollywood. By far my favourite aspect of this film was Alden Ehrenreich, who plays Tobey. His character often finds himself in typical Western movies and struggles quite a bit when he is required to get out of his comfort zone, which made for one of my favourite scenes of the film. While it was highly entertaining, it fell a little flat for me. Some scenes dragged on slightly longer than needed. Overall, I think my biggest problem was it lacked cohesion. It seemed to have a plethora of miniature parts instead of one comprehensive whole.
5 to 7 (2014)
Directed by Victor Levin
In a nutshell, this film is about a 24 year old man who starts a relationship with an older, married woman, and who only see each other between the hours of 5 and 7. Due to the nature of the wife and husband’s relationship, I believe the couple can be classified as a polyamorous couple. I found it to be an unconventional and refreshing romance. Especially given our society’s viewpoints on monogamy and the idealization of marriage. Although, it does delve into romance cliches here and there, I thought it was a beautiful film that explores the complexities of love and our ideas of “forever” with another person. Unfortunately, I feel that some may take the film’s entire message to be that multiple partners are a great way to fulfill multiple aspects within your life. Which, for some, it may be so, but even if you are a person with zero desire to ever be with more than one person at a time, there is so much more to be taken from this movie.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)
Directed by Burr Steers
You’ll be able to read a full review of my thoughts here, on Tuesday (February 9).