Thursday, June 27, 2013
Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen's latest film, was dark and yet simultaneously comical. I initially disliked the nonlinear narrative technique used by Allen to tell the story but as the plot unfolded I found myself drawn to the structure of the film and the brilliance of how the story is told, with some shocking twists along the way. Not Woody Allen's best but in the days of remakes and sequels this film displays originality and provokes thought. Cate Blanchett did a fantastic job at portraying a New York housewife who is in the midst of a life crisis. Maybe it's just my love for Woody Allen films in general, but I thoroughly enjoyed Blue Jasmine. 3 out of four stars.
Friday, June 21, 2013
While the feature starring Brad Pitt will not be considered a classic, the film successfully displayed what the world would become in the event of some kind of apocalypse. The acting was raw, keeping me on the edge of my seat and the story itself gave me goosebumps on several occasions. Good summer flick. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
The film was strange to say the least, in terms of European customs that seem bizarre to Americans. However, this was a good romantic flick for older folks who are looking to watch a film about Pierce Brosnan forming a relationship at an advanced age. 2 and a half out of 4 stars.