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MARRIAGE STORY (2020): The Things I Liked…

Marriage Story (2019), Adam Driver, Netflix
Marriage Story (2019), Adam Driver, Netflix

Marriage Story is a good movie. Beautifully written, well acted – by everyone, including Ray Liotta, Laura Dern and young Azhy Robertson.

Directed by Noah Baumbach of Greenberg (2010) and Frances Ha (2012); Marriage Story is a film I wanted to see because of its director’s previous works. I’m also a big fan of the lead actors, (Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver), I loved the very well edited trailer and I wanted to see what Baumbach’s movie had to say about this thing called marriage. Particularly the very type that ends in divorce.

Categorised as a comedy / drama, you’ll indeed smile and laugh but certainly not as much as you’ll be moved almost to tears if not actual streaming tears. This one is a film that deals with the classic challenges faced in many modern relationships. Especially, the kind that can arise where both parties are ambitious and with clear ideas of what they want for their life and career. It’s also a story that features the one thing that’s always there as one of the key reasons for the breakdown of all relationships; ‘ineffective communication’. 

Marriage Story (2019), Scarlett Johansson, Azhy Robertson, Adam Driver, Netflix
Marriage Story (2019), Scarlett Johansson, Azhy Robertson, Adam Driver, Netflix

I’m glad to confirm that the things I liked most about the trailer for Marriage Story are the very things that stood out beautifully in the  finished film. Great writing / dialogue, editing so well executed that I personally didn’t need a second to question any of Baumbach’s creative decisions; they all made sense to me since everything felt rooted in a level of unquestionable realism that resonated with me.

As you watch Baumbach’s movie, almost throughout you’ll find yourself smiling, then sad within seconds. Yet it’s unlikely you’ll be mad that you decided to watch at all.

Other things that stood out about Marriage Story… I loved the humour, perfectly choreographed scenes and the film’s general rhythm. There’s also the heartbreaking yet fun to watch courtroom drama antics, that last big argument and Driver’s character’s singing at the very end. That scene was just somehow perfect. 

Definitely watch it because it’s very good.

Happy Film Loving 

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BLACK WIDOW (2020): New Trailer From Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh…

Black Widow (2020), Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios
Black Widow (2020), Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios

The long awaited trailer for a stand-alone Black Widow Marvel movie is here.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and Robert Downey Jr., the story focuses on Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in her quests between the films Civil War (2016) and Infinity War (2018).

Directed by Cate Shortland, additional key cast includes William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle…

The fight scenes and action look very promising indeed – and as always, we have another well executed Marvel trailer.

I especially love the music that starts at 0:32 seconds; so unexpected and brilliant, it hits me right in the chest / heart area. I can’t wait!

Michelle Lee, Nanna Blondell, Olivier Richters, Ahmed Bakare, Jade Ma, Yolanda Lynes and Shaina West also star.

Black Widow Release Dates: May 1st 2020 (US & UK)…

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MARRIAGE STORY (2019): New Trailer From Noah Baumbach, Starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Ray Liotta…

Marriage Story (2019), Adam Driver, Netflix
Marriage Story (2019), Adam Driver, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Marriage Story (2019)


Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern and Ray Liotta, are the stars of the latest Noah Baumbach directed comedy / drama, Marriage Story.

It’s the story of a stage director (Driver), his actor wife (Johansson) and their unfolding divorce that spans from New York City to Los Angeles…

What a beautiful editing job. I was smiling and then sad within seconds. Considering Driver’s characters many admirable attributes, I’m looking forward to finding out the detail of where it all went horribly wrong.

Already I can’t wait for more of the comedy. I loved the ‘I cried four times’ ‘Me Too’ moment.

Merritt Wever, Julie Hagerty, Alan Alda, Mark O’Brien, Ayden Mayeri and Mary Hollis Inboden also star.

Marriage Story Release Dates

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ISLE OF DOGS (2018): New Trailer From Wes Anderson, Starring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber…

Isle Of Dogs (2018)
Isle Of Dogs (2018)

Directed by Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – starring Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber, Isle of Dogs is set in Japan and tells the story of a 12 year-old boy’s odyssey in search of his dog…

I know it’s a Wes Anderson movie which means it’s going to be noteworthy. Nevertheless, I’m not yet especially excited. Perhaps it’s something to do with the overall seemingly sleepy tone.

Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, Ken Watanabe and Bill Murray also star.

Isle Of Dogs Release Dates: March 23rd, 2018 (US); March 30th, 2018 (UK)…

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ROUGH NIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz, Kate McKinnon…

Rough Night (2017), Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell
Rough Night (2017), Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoë Kravitz, Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell

Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz and Kate McKinnon have a new Lucia Aniello directed comedy. The story centres around what happens at a bachelorette weekend getaway after one of the attendees ends up dead…

I thinks it’s going to take something pretty special to experience a bachelor / bachelorette getaway movie that’s good enough to come close to the likes of The Hangover (2009) and Bridesmaids (2011). I’m happy to entertain those that try though, as long as the trailers don’t look absolutely terrible. So far for 2017, we have  Girls Trip and now, Rough Night. I’m  so far, not particularly over-excited about either option, but I am willing to be pleasantly surprised.

Rough Night Release Dates: June 16th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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GHOST IN A SHELL (2017): New Trailer From Scarlett Johansson, Michael Pitt, Juliette Binoche…

Ghost In A Shell (2017), Scarlett Johansson
Ghost In A Shell (2017), Scarlett Johansson

In Ghost In A Shell, Scarlett Johansson is a cyborg Police woman on a mission to bring down an evil computer hacker. Juliette Binoche and Michael Pitt also star while Rupert Sanders directs…

I know next to nothing about the stories on which this movie is based. That’s ok by me because film is my medium. I want this to be a great movie and much better than Lucy (2014), the last action movie I saw that starred Johansson.

Ghost In A Shell Release Dates: March 31st, 2017 (US & UK)…

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