2020 Blind Spot Series: Coming to America (1988)

Just like Trading Places, Coming to America is one of those films that airs a lot on TV here, one I've been feeling like I have to watch for more than a decade and yet keep avoiding every single time as  I've always imagined it to be just another dumb Eddie Murphy film. Upon watching it, I sadly have to say my intuition was right as the film is exactly that, just another dumb Eddie Murphy movie, one I, unfortunately, didn't find particularly funny. 

The Devil All the Time (2020)

I always get a little bit excited when a Marvel actor — Tom Holland in this case — decides to work on something more serious and demanding as it goes to show whether he/she has talent or not. Netflix's latest original, The Devil All the Time, doesn't only star Holland; Robert Pattinson, Haley Bennett, and Eliza Scanlen are also in it, three additional reasons I couldn't possibly overlook the film despite the underwhelming reviews. And if like me, the cast is the pretty much the only reason you want to see the film, you're in for a treat as, while the film itself is a bit tedious, the actors are downright terrific. 

Thursday Movie Picks: The Band

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Between sleeping, working and numerous trips to the mechanic’s, I don’t really have a lot of time to write so this is going to be another short Thursday Movie Picks post. As you can tell by the title, we are dealing with bands this week — and since my brain isn’t functioning properly lately I had to google my way through it. 

Cuties (2020)

Like most of us, I became aware of Cuties (French: Mignonnes) because of Netflix’s infamous promotion that made it look like some sort of paedophilia film. I was utterly disgusted and almost on the point of cancelling my subscription but then Film Twitter exploded, saying the poster and plot did not represent the film one bit. Netflix soon apologised, changed poster and plot, and I, having read positive reviews, decided to give the film a chance. And you should too, despite the backlash it’s still getting on Twitter, Maïmouna Doucouré’s debut feature is a great coming-of-age that makes social commentary against the sexualisation and exploitation of young children. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Non-English Language Films

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There's one thing that has helped me improve my English tremendously, watching films in English as opposed to watching them dubbed in Italian like I grew up doing. This is a technique I've been using to learn German too lately and, as this week we are asked to pick foreign language films, I'm going with some great German-language films. 

Thursday Movie Picks: Domestic Thrillers

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I don't know about you but I find domestic thrillers to be of the most unsettling and scary kind as they are more likely to happen in real life, and you feel like you're living one whenever you hear a weird noise in the middle of the night. It's usually nothing other than a fervid imagination though. It's not the same in the fictional world of films where people often find themselves in horrible situations. Without further ado, here are my three picks for this week's Thursday Movie Picks.

Monthly Recap: August 2020

Remember when a month ago I said July had been very good to me and would probably be my favourite month of the year? Well, August outdid July as not only my health is still on track but Bayern won their sixth Champions League and their second treble on the 23rd and I'm still over the moon. I don't think the excitement is ever going to leave me.