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ALI & AVA (2021): New Trailer Starring Adeel Akhtar, Claire Rushbrook, Ellora Torchia…

From writer/director Clio Barnard comes new England-set drama Ali & Ava; a story about two people, both lonely for different reasons, and for whom sparks fly.

Ali & Ava stars Claire Rushbrook, Adeel Akhtar and Ellora Torchia.

It’s the combination of the music and story editing that had me moved; no doubt in part due to the chemistry between the two leads. There’s also my general appreciation of stories about unexpected friendships.

Even with all the above stated, I’m still not sure whether I’ll end up watching Ali & Ava. However, as always, anything is possible as long as the right mood hits. Until that time arrives, I’m going to keep replaying this well-executed trailer.

What are your thoughts on director Barnard’s trailer? Are you moved, intrigued, just into the music, or something else?

Natalie Gavin, Shaun Thomas and Tasha Connor also star.

Ali & Ava Release Dates… March 4th, 2022 (UK)…

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THE BIG SICK (2017): The Thing I Liked…

The Big Sick (2017), Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani
The Big Sick (2017), Zoe Kazan, Kumail Nanjiani

I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen a feature length movie about an interracial relationship between a caucasian female and a Pakistani male before, but I really like the way the struggles that come with the resultant culture clash and other challenging life events are captured with humour in The Big Sick.

What the lead actors Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan did acting-wise, as the couple in the interracial relationship has resulted in a funny, romantic and definitely dramatic movie; a movie that does a good job of delivering laughs as well as a certain realism to the events that take place. 

Some of the realism is likely helped by the fact that The Big Sick is based on the actual lives of the film’s writers – Nanjiani and wife wife Emily V. Gordon. But really, director Michael Showalter and all the other actors involved, including Holly Hunter, Ray Romano and Adeel Akhtar all deliver well balanced performances.

I for one have zero complaints about the The Big Sick. Certainly not in regards to the pace of the story. You’ll likely shed a tear or two, especially if you’re not, how you say…? ‘completely dead inside.’

One more thing… wasn’t the ending just beautiful?

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