Starring, written and directed by Nate Parker, The Birth Of A Nation tells the true story of Nat Turner, a former slave in America who leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia…
Dear film lover / cinephile, I do believe that a powerful story awaits us.
Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Aja Naomi King and Colman Domingo and also star.
The Birth Of A Nation Release Dates: October 7th, 2016 (US); January 20th, 2017 (UK); January 19th 2017 (GER)…
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grand and Elizabeth Debicki star in Director Guy Ritchie’s latest spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E ( U.N.C.L.E meaning United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).
I was initially quite concerned after watching the trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because I feared that the film would contain one or two very questionable accents. I’m neither Russian nor American, so perhaps I’m not the right person to say, but both Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer’s respective American and Russian accents sound rather above board to me.
As for the movie’s spectacle, I found The Man From U.N.C.L.E. adequately entertaining. The story, style and everything in the film, including all aspects of design, namely the fashion, cars and interiors… all of it plus the dialogue did just enough to keep me watching.
I also really enjoyed a relatively short but beautifully captured moment of rage towards the end of the movie. Though, overall I strongly doubt whether there’ll ever be a Guy Ritchie movie that could unseat the top positions that his first two films,Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) continue to hold in my heart and mind.
Tune in to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for the design / style and if you haven’t already, make time for Ritchie’s very smart first two movies. They’re simply super!
The actual Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook had zero involvement in the making of The Social Network. Still, considering how well publicised the legal drama around Facebook was at the time, one can imagine that there’s likely more truth in the movie than fabrication.
With reputable names like screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher attached to the project, as a fan of great writing, not seeing The Social Network would have been, to put it inoffensively, most ill-advised. Sorkin’s dialogue is absolutely my favourite thing about this film, particularly everything that Jesse Eisenberg gets to say in his role as Zuckerberg. The words, rhythm and pace are really a thing to experience.
A reason to watch is the example of what good screenwriting can look like. Another reason is curiosity about the movie version of the Facebook story. As I watched The Social Network, I found myself thinking about how much truth there is in the idea that often, many high achievers tend not to be the most likeable people, personality-wise. Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs are two impressive people that come to mind.
Andrew Garfield, Max Minghella, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Rooney Mara feature as the more than competent supporting cast. Looking at the picture above, I can’t help but agree with the line in the movie that refers to the ‘niceness’ of the face of Erica Albright /Rooney Mara. It is quite the work of art.
Fast forward to 2015 and the release of his latest movie The Man From U.N.C.L.E. will soon be upon us. There’s plenty going on in the trailer and I for one am quite intrigued.
Starring Henry Cavill (a.k.a. Superman), Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Debicki, I’m going to trust in Ritchie’s track record of great style, storytelling and witty dialogue here.
Nevertheless, just to be safe, I’ll have my fingers crossed in hopes of an absence of dodgy accents.