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REVENGE (2018): The Things I Liked…

Revenge (2018), Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz
Revenge (2018), Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz

Revenge, an action thriller written / directed by Coralie Fargeat and starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz is the story of a mistress’s highly justified vengeance after her lover and his friends do their worst.

Featuring just four characters and set in a desert somewhere, Jen the mistress is supposed to be a kind of semi-superhero, vengeance seeking character.  Unfortunately for me, I feel as though the movie didn’t declare itself as ‘not quite realistic’ early enough in the story or clearly enough; especially because of how frighteningly real the beginning of the film is. This then had me questioning and doubting the validity of things that were happening later instead of surrendering to the ‘semi-real’ place the film occupies.

The next unexpected challenge with Revenge came with the moments that played for laughs. As amusing as these moments may have been, I found myself not laughing because of the horror of the things that happened earlier as a catalyst for vengeance in the first place. One might say that I simply became too busy and focused on justice and the villains’ comeuppance to concern myself with amusement.

In terms of what I did enjoy about Fargeat’s movie;  that would be the suspense, visual style and the story of a badass female fighting for herself against the odds. I also appreciated the good, realistic looking movie blood of which there’s plenty. It’s unsurprising then that the two most unforgettable scenes both feature quite a bit of blood. The main one being a tension filled corridor chase sequence towards the end and another scene that involves an impaling.  I’d like to add that I don’t ‘have a thing for blood’. I just like it to look realistic where hue and consistency are concerned.

I may well have enjoyed  this movie more had it not been for the superhero / fantasy elements. Just imagine, no confusion or seemingly misplaced humour; just pure vengeance. A girl can dream.

See it if you’re curious but maybe don’t expect too much.

Happy Film Loving

G

REVENGE (2018): New Trailer Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe…

Revenge (2018), Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz
Revenge (2018), Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz

Written and directed by Coralie Fargeat, Revenge is an action / thriller that exists to remind you that you should never, ever, take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway. Especially if she’s devoted to hunting.

Matilda Anna Ingrid LutzKevin JanssensVincent Colombe and Guillaume Bouchède star…

I hope that the finished film lives up to the promise of this wonderful trailer. There’s nothing quite like a well-executed tale of vengeance to remind one of how great film is.

Revenge Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE DRESSMAKER (2015): For The Story, Fashion & Style

The Dressmaker (2016), Kate Winstlet
The Dressmaker (2016), Kate Winstlet

The Dressmaker is a fun revenge drama set in a rural small town in Australia. I use the word ‘fun’ because of the dialogue, characters, cinematography and the haute couture fashion and colours of the 1950s.

The character played by Hugo Weaving is the source of several laughs and a definite highlight. As always, the film’s star, Kate Winslet delivers a wonderful performance. The movie’s beautiful soundtrack, courtesy of composer, David Hirschfelder is also another plus.

The Dressmaker (2015), Kate winslet, Liam Hemsworth
The Dressmaker (2015), Kate winslet, Liam Hemsworth

Directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and based on the novel by Rosalie Ham, watch The Dressmaker because it’s good and  you probably won’t be able to guess how things are going to unfold until they do.

Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, and Liam Hemsworth also star. Here’s the trailer for a taster.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

MEMORIES OF THE SWORD (2015): New Trailer Starring Byung-hun Lee & Go-eun Kim

Memories Of The Sword (2015), Byung-hun Lee
Memories Of The Sword (2015), Byung-hun Lee

The new trailer for Korean movie, Memories Of The Sword looks interesting.

Mostly it’s the hints of dialogue, clips of great cinematography and the believable intensity in the Actor’s eyes that caught my attention.

The music, editing and the Actor’s voices also help. Still, I pray my senses don’t deceive me. Especially because I did notice hints of less than perfect wire work.

Movie making sure is hard…

Happy Memories Of The Sword 🙂

G

THE DRESSMAKER (2015): A Charming New Trailer Has Landed

The Dressmaker (2015), Kate Winslet
The Dressmaker (2015), Kate Winslet

Starring Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth, The Dressmaker is a revenge drama about a glamorous woman, who returns to her rural Australian small town…

I’ll watch because I love Winslet and yes, also definitely because Liam Hemsworth looks dreamy. But mostly because I love Kate Winslet.

The Dressmaker (2015), Liam Hemsworth
The Dressmaker (2015), Liam Hemsworth

The Dressmaker Release Dates: September 23rd, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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