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GRETA (2018): It’s…

Greta (2018), Chloë Grace Moretz, Focus Features
Greta (2018), Chloë Grace Moretz, Focus Features

Greta, a Neil Jordan directed drama / thriller about Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young woman who befriends a lonely widow, and lives to regret it is a film I’d really hoped to enjoy. Also starring Isabelle Huppert and Maika Monroe, the experience of watching Jordan’s movie left me wanting for a more thrilling, even, clever, better-written and structured film.

It’s odd but I think that the idea of Greta’s lunacy along with the idea of the nature of the scary things that were happening actually proved more terrifying than the result of what the acting and the way the story is told really made me feel. 

Performance-wise, I unfortunately still find Moretz’s acting to be generally quite awkward. Huppert didn’t perform terribly but I don’t think the surface level feel of the script helped her much either. The few glimmers of hope in this otherwise mostly disappointingly executed film include the clever set-up that leads to the syringe scene and the dancing that immediately followed. Reason being, this is when we get a little glimpse into the extent of Greta’s ‘crazy’, even though it’s never properly explained. The other kind of highlight is the moments in the film that ‘play on Frances’s reality.’

Overall, besides reminding me of ‘stranger danger’, especially in a big city like New York, Greta confirmed that everyone really ought to be aware of their own vulnerabilities. Especially if people close to you haven’t helped to lovingly point them out.

Watch it, if you’re really curious.

Happy Film Loving 

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GRETA (2019): New Trailer From Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Zawe Ashton…

Greta (2019), Chloë Grace Moretz

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Greta (2018)


Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, and Zawe Ashton; Greta is a Neil Jordan directed thriller about a young woman who befriends a lonely widow, and lives to regret it…

For me, this trailer is two things. One, a healthy reminder to return lost and found items to the police station, not the stranger’s house. Two a movie that couldn’t help but have me get happy for Moretz because she got to work with a ‘Greta’ talent such as Huppert.

Additional cast includes Stephen Rea, Parker Sawyers, Colm Feore, Angela Thompson and Graeme Thomas King also star.

Greta Release Dates: March 1st, 2019 (US); April 19th, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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LOUDER THAN BOMBS (2015): New Trailer From Jesse Eisenberg & Gabriel Byrne

Louder Than Bombs (2015), Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg
Louder Than Bombs (2015), Isabelle Huppert, Jesse Eisenberg

The new movie starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gariel Byrne and Devin Druid has my attention because it involves a seemingly dark secret. Norwegian director  Joachim Trier is the man in charge of Louder Than Bombs and the movie’s following trailer has me hypnotised….

For a moment there I thought the trailer was going to reveal the secret alluded to in the trailer. I don’t know what I would have done if that happened. This trailer could have probably done with being a little shorter but things could certainly be worse.

Isabelle Huppert, Ruby Jerins, Rachel Brosnahan and Megan Ketch also star.

Louder Than Bombs Release Dates: April 8th, 2016 (US); April 22nd, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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