Sunday, 18 November 2018

Pi (1998)

Darren Aronofsky's Pi popped out while I was searching for films to watch for the 31 Days of Horror challenge. I decided I'd watch it as I've been meaning to check out more of Aronofsky's work. I soon realised it was not a horror but I still kept watching as I told myself I would post the review in the future and here it is, weeks later.

The film follows Max Cohen (Sean Gullette), a brilliant but paranoid mathematician and computer genius who seeks mathematical patterns in everything. He is convinced everything in nature can be explained through mathematics and that, given the correct mathematical formula, you can predict an understand everything, and so he spends every second of his time to find it.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Perhaps it's because of Johnny Depp, J.K. Rowling feeding us bullshit all the time, or both, but I didn't care that much about Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. I didn't even bother watching the trailer. I went to see it anyway because I've seen all the Harry Potter movies and Steve McQueen's Widows was not an option in my theater.

Following the events of its predecessor, the film begins with the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) escaping from custody with the aid of his followers, most of which are not aware of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over everyone, magical and non-magical beings. In an effort to stop Grindelwald, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). 

Friday, 16 November 2018

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

If it wasn't for Film Twitter, I would have never heard of Crazy Rich Asians as it got absolutely no marketing in my country —they even changed the title into Crazy & Rich. I read only good things about it so I had pretty high expectations and unfortunately, it didn't live up to the hype. It's not a terrible film, don't get me wrong, but it's just another clichéd romantic comedy.

The film follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who she travels to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to attend his best friend's (Chris Pang) wedding only to learn that Nick comes from one of Asia's most wealthy and prominent families. Once in Singapore, Rachel becomes the target of jealous socialities and Nick's disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh). 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

I have a crush on Chris Pine since he did that movie with Linsday Lohan —I don't remember the title, it was something about luck, I think— so of course I wanted to see A Wrinkle in Time when it hit theatres. But then the bad, really bad reviews came and I skipped it. And I'm glad because I finally gave it a chance and it was a huge waste of time. 

The film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her younger brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and her classmate Calvin (Levi Miller) as they join three magical beigns —Mrs. Whatsit (Reese Witherspoon), Mrs. Who (Mindy Kaling) and Mrs. Which (Oprah Winfrey)— to travel across the universe to search for her father (Chris Pine) who disappeared four years earlier.