As some may have noticed, I started off this year with a bit of a bang by consistently watching many movies. Sometime during the past few week I slowed down, but I think soon I’m gonna try and catch up. Until then, let’s talk about what I have seen this week.
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Directed by Dan Trachtenberg
This is the fourth time I’ve written about this film on this site, don’t expect it to be the last.
I didn’t wait long to rewatch this film, and let’s just say that I loved it more this time. I already wrote a review for it here, but on this viewing it was impossible to miss the way the film feels so large despite taking place in such a small location. I wrote about how the film needs to be seen in a theatre to notice how Trachtenberg uses the small location to its full advantage. But, in addition, the incredible sound that takes over everything is best experienced at the cinema. The film also plays with your mind, specifically with Howard’s character. He just keeps changing your opinion on how you’re supposed to react to his actions. Finally, this time the film’s final image actually got me emotional. I loved how powerful it is. Mary Elizabeth Winstead does incredible work in this film.
Directed by John Crowley
A film I brought up when I wrote about my favourite films of 2015.
This film has a sense of sweetness throughout the whole film, and it’s lovely. Every moment of the film is adorable. I smiled consistently, and only stopped when I teared up, and/or cried. Even though the film is about Irish Americans, it feels relatable to other immigrants and their families.
10 Things I Hate about You (1999)
Directed by Gil Junger
A great film that, on paper, may not work but, because of the cast’s execution of the quick and witty dialogue, does on screen. You’ll laugh throughout the whole thing. You know where the film is going to go, but you’re more than glad to enjoy the journey there. Unfortunately, the “break-up”, that is seen a mile away, slows the film down for a moment, but it remains wonderful nonetheless.