In The Beguiled, Colin Farrell plays a wounded Union soldier who cons his way into the hearts of the women in a Confederate girls’ boarding school. Soon enough, the women turn against each other but then they get smart and turn on him. Directed by Sofia Coppola; other acting talent includes Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning and Angourie Rice…
I find this trailer promising, especially because of the cast. I want to be even more excited but after The Bling Ring (2013) – the last Sofia Coppola directed movie I saw which I did not enjoy as much as expected, I’ll wait and see; in a very calm and perfectly balanced manner. Also this is a remake of the 1971 movie of the same name starring Clint Eastwood.
Brimstone is the latest western/ thriller from director Martin Koolhoven. Starring Kit Harrington, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning and Carice van Houten this is a story about Liz (Fanning), a young woman who wants a better life for her and her daughter are hunted by a vengeful preacher (Pearce)…
Guy Pearce in a ‘bad guy’ role reminds me of his great work in Lawless (2012). My, oh my did I hate his character in that movie – so good are his skills as a thespian. I hope this is a good one too.
Ti West is the director of In A Valley Of Violence, the new western starring John Travolta, Karen Gillan and Ethan Hawke. There’s the promise of a little gun play, some revenge, a sprinkling of misfits and of course, a mysterious stranger…
I wonder which of Ethan Hawkes 2016 westerns I’ll like more, In A Valley Of Violence orThe Magnificent Seven? The gun play in the latter tells me it might win. But then there’s the humour in the former which feels reminiscent of A Million Ways To Die In The West(2014)…
It looks like 2016 is the year of the western because The Duel is a brand new one that stars The Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson…
For this particular movie, I’ve made the decision to look way beyond the highly questionable choice of trailer music and dig down deep in hopes for the best.
I’m getting a little bit of a Colonia (2016)vibe, which isn’t a bad thing. in fact – Lena, the character played by Emma Watson is my current reference for when I need to have courage in a challenging situation. ‘Be brave like Lena’ I say to myself.
I wasn’t as excited as anticipated after I first saw the first teaser trailer of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, however I’m thinking that my lacklustre enthusiasm may have had more to do with the film’s genre than anything else.
Admittedly, the western will probably never be my first choice in movie genre but I have absolutely zero regrets post The Hateful Eight and Tarantino’s previous movie Django Unchained (2012), also a western.
Good servings of expert story telling, entertaining dialogue, great music and camerawork are all very present in The Hateful Eight – A film I consider a well sculpted two-plus hours of suspenseful entertainment with an ending you will love.
The cinematography in the movie also manages to stand out even though everything in the film happens at precisely 3 locations.
I liked the pace and the way things really started to build up especially around the moment that the audience starts to hear ‘Silent Night’ on the piano. The tension and suspense at this point is really something to experience and part of the reason Tarantino is considered a master film maker.
If you hadn’t already guessed, I think that The Hateful Eight is a movie worth seeing. Certainly one I’ll be watching again in the very near future. I don’t know if it’s quite Tarantino’s best but perhaps that would depend on one’s preferred movie genre.
Walton Goggins portrayal of Sheriff Chris Mannix, Tim Roth’s Oswaldo Mobray and Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren are my favourite of The Hateful Eight characters. The first two because of the humour and the latter thanks to the dialogue, style and undeniable cool.
Watch The Hateful Eight for the story telling and film making mastery. Lastly, if you can make out the first lines of dialogue that come out of the mouth of Jody, played by Channing Tatum, please let me know in the comments below because I couldn’t make sense of it.