2020 Blind Spot Series: Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Mrs. Doubtfire is one of those films I've been meaning to watch for years but was never compelled enough to watch because of its silly premise. It is quite a beloved comedy though and it stars the talented Robin Williams so I decided to watch it for my Blind Spot series this year. Unfortunately, the film didn't live up to the hype as it turned out to be a quite unfunny, ridiculous and predictable film. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Television Edition: Prequels

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With prequels becoming more and more popular on the small screen, it was only a matter of time before we talked about them in a Thursday Movie Picks. And here we are and since there are so many bad things happening at the moment I'm going with three great series. 

Never Look Away (2018)

Although The Tourist was far from being a good film, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) is one, if not the best German film, a stunning and intense character study that authentically portrays the life in 1980s East Germany. This and the several Oscar nominations — Best Foreign Feature and Best Cinematography — are the reasons I really wanted to see his latest film, Never Look Away (Werk ohne autor), which I sadly avoided for more than a year because of its runtime of 188 minutes. What a silly reason to avoid a film that not only I was able to watch in one sitting but that engaged and intrigued me from start to finish as it is a poignant, astonishing work of art. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Female Buddy Films


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I started rewatching 28 Days earlier this month but I was so tired and unfocused I had to stop and, because of my Iñárritu marathon, didn’t have the time to finish it. So for this week’s Thursday Movie Picks, as we are asked to pick female buddy films, I’m going with three films starring Sandra Bullock.

Happy Birthday, Alejandro González Iñárritu!

Someone posed a question on Twitter not long ago, a question I didn't have an answer for as it asked to name a director we liked every single movie from. I first thought of Steve McQueen but then remembered how he ruined it with the good and yet flawed Widows. Definitely not Christopher Nolan as I'm yet to see some of his films and didn't adore all of those I've seen. And the same goes for the amazing Taika Waititi as I'm yet to watch Boy. It's only after rewatching Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) that it hit me, it's Alejandro González Iñárritu. In fact, the Mexican director is the only one that has made me feel an incredibly wide range of emotions throughout the years, mostly pain, with films that if are not masterpieces come very close to it. For his 57th birthday, which is today, I embarked on the journey of rewatching all of his films, and attempt to write something decent to celebrate him. 

Thursday Movie Picks: School

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The heat has damaged the few remaining brain cells I had so no introduction for this week's Thursday Movie Picks. It's not like there's much to say other than it's about school. Anyway, here are my three picks for the week. I know, I know, I'm probably picking wrong films but they all are set in high school. Anyway, stay hydrated!

Thursday Movie Picks: Deadly Sins Edition: Pride

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I’m kind of breaking the rules this week but I’m also not breaking them as for the final deadly sins-themed Thursday Movie Picks, which is pride, I’m going to watch with LGBTQ+ movies. 

Monthly Recap: July 2020

I don't know about you but July has been so good to me it's going to be my favourite month of this pretty shitty year. Unless one of the upcoming months outdo July.