Written and directed by Ruben Östlund, The Square is a satirical drama about the sense of community, moral courage and the affluent person’s need for egocentricity in an increasingly uncertain world…
Interesting synopsis, I must say. The square seems to have a similar quality to The One I Love(2014), an Elisabeth Moss movie I like.It’s perhaps the slightly crazed energy both films seem to share that had me linking the two.
Money Monster is not on my list of favourite thrillers because even though the cast is stellar, the story and its execution proved not completely worthy of their efforts. There were a few somewhat thrilling moments but nothing proved enough to make the movie all that the trailer had me hoping for.
Jack O’Connell (Kyle) and Julia Roberts are my favourite things about the Jodie Foster directed film.Not to say that George Clooney was bad, but I must confess that his character’s dance moves at the start of the film were especially awkward. So much so that having to experience that made me lose quite a bit of respect for the entire production as a whole.
I doubt that anyone will be missing much if they don’t bother with Money Monster. O’Connell’s performance and the resolution of Kyle’s story is the reason I kept watching to the very end. How could I not after experiencing his great work inStarred Up (2013)? Watch Money Monster if you really, really must.
Here’s a little taster of what it’s like when Clooney’s character breaks into dance. Deliberately awkward or not, I doubt that it helped the movie.