Andres’ Film Queue: Mar. 28th – Apr. 3rd

I watched more than three films; I’m back to my normal self!

Frances Ha (2012)
Directed by Noah Baumbach

Some movies are good, some are great. Sometimes, you find something that resonates so much with you, it feels like it becomes a part of you. That’s Frances Ha for me. A movie that has helped me not be afraid of being confused or lost, because that’s going to happen. Speaking to other twenty-somethings, Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach team up to make an extremely personal film that rings true for everyone. Look for what makes you happy, and do that. Fuck the rest, take care of yourself. Know it’s going to be tough, and you’ll fall, but you’ll also get up and be stronger than you knew you could be.

The Cornetto Trilogy (2004, 2007, 2013)
Directed by Edgar Wright

I’m grouping all three films into one [Editor’s Note: Oh, thank god.] because I feel the same (for the most part) about all three, minus the specific plot details. Edgar Wright, is one of the best directors out there, and for multiple reasons. Reasons we’ll go into once we have our Director’s Week dedicated to him (’cause it’s not a question of “if”, but “when”), but as a visual storyteller, he’s incredible. His editing style, phenomenal. He finds a way to cut his films faster than the average action film, but yet allows the viewers to have a better understanding than those same films. On top of that, his characters are incredibly human. He throws them into these strange, absurd worlds (zombies, a killer neighbourhood watch team, or aliens/robots) but you believe every moment of it. On top of all that, his films are hysterical (I would make an argument for Shaun of the Dead being one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen) but they balance drama in such an incredible way. They go between making you laugh and making you cry in a heartbeat, and you never once question why. He takes humans, throws them into insane situations, and makes you believe and care every step of the way. I love Ant-Man, but can you imagine?

Midnight Special (2016)
Directed by Jeff Nichols

Kennisha’s review will be going up soon, but until then: it’s… interesting. It’s actually, kind of great. It’s a film that I’ve thought about all weekend, so that must mean something in its own right.

Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Directed by Richard Linklater

Fuckin’ delightful. Full review soon.


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