In new comedy Dear Dictator, political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation and seek refuge with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America. He in turn helps her to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school.
Dear Dictator is written / directed by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, while Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Odeya Rush star…
I’m mostly curious about this movie because of Michael Caine. Nevertheless, something about it tells me that I may end up quitting it before the end. That little hopeful part of me would love to be proved wrong, as always.
Now You See Me 2, the sequel to 2012’s slick and clever Now You See Me is coming and the trailer promises more seemingly impossible illusions and tricks from the The Four Horsemen…
Directed by Jon M. Chu; Daniel Radcliffe, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco and Michael Caine return along with Mark Ruffalo for more action magic and thrills.
I’m looking forward to plenty, including the character played by Daniel Radcliffe.
The music and cinematography in Youth are the first things you’ll notice. Then comes the the dialogue and highly accomplished acting talent in the shape of Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Jane Fonda, Rachel Weisz and Paul Dano.
Youth reminds me of part of the reason why film is such a great love of mine. How through film, all the different forms of artistic expression can come together and be enjoyed, all in one place and in a whole new way.
As I would advise anyone before viewing a movie, watch only when you’re in the right mood for a particular genre of film. I fear that should you not be in the mood for the drama/ non-action/ non-thriller that Youth is, you may judge it unfairly.
Youth is the type of film that will likely leave you with plenty to think about; from what constitutes a good friendship, the cost of becoming one of the best in your field, to the things in life that drive us and the unexpected outcomes of the friendships / relationships in our lives.
There is so much to take in that by the end you’ll get the feeling that another viewing needs to happen soon, if not immediately. Writer / director Paolo Sorrentino’s movie is two hours long. As such, ‘immediately’ is probably not the best way to go.
Youth is wise and smart. It’s funny in parts, though not a comedy. It’s also officially my favourite Michael Caine film.
I really loved this Youth but embarrassingly, I knew very little of the rather accomplished Sorrentino’s work beforehand. I’ve since reviewed his filmography and The Great Beauty (2013)is now on my watch list.
Time for me to think about when best to visit Switzerland, because the visual feast that is Youth definitely has me sold.
Starring Colin Firth, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton, Kingsman – The Secret Service or Kingsman for short is a great movie.
A story of adventure, fun characters, action, well choreographed fight sequences and some good old British gentlemanly charm. Kingsman is very stylish and I definitely don’t just mean the suits. There are one or two things that you’ll see coming, story-wise but even more so, the spectacle will surprise you and exceed your expectations.
All that remains is patiently waiting for the next instalment.