Movie Review: Crazy/Beautiful(2001)

This is a movie that I saw years ago. It must have been almost 18 years since I saw this film for the first time. I just remember wanting to see this because of the actors. The film Bring it on, had just came out and it was very popular, and this actress was in it. The actress is Kirsten Dunst, and I was just starting to understand what exactly movies and acting were. I was about 10 at the time so everything was new to me.

The movie Crazy/Beautiful, seemed like it would be a good movie. I think that it was a great film. I have not seen this film in few years, but it always catches my attention when I see something about it. The story is a classic teenage love story girl likes boy, parents hates boy and tries to break them up you know the drill.

This is an okay film; the acting is great, and the story is good. This is a film that is good if want to just sit on the couch and chill and get a little distracted with the world. This is a film that is mostly for young adults so take that at your own will. Kristen Dunst and Jay Hernandez are great in their roles.

I would give this film a solid 6 out of 10. It is okay, but there is a lot more that could have been told.

Movie Review: 20 Feet from Stardom(2013)

A lot of people do not know that I truly love to watch documentaries. I prefer them to film majority of the time. A documentary that I have watch at least 5 times is 20 Feet from Stardom, which is about background singers. This movie is about how people that are singing background for some of the biggest artist, and some who once wanted to be a lead, but they never made the jump to stardom. They have tried, but they just never became successful.

This hits home to me for many reasons, one of them being a person that has always wanted to tell stories, but never quite able to follow that dream. If you are a dreamer this will hit you hard, but you must continue chasing that dream.  It will happen, but it may not be they way you want it to be.

I would give this a documentary an 8 out of 10. That is high for me, and I think anybody that watch this documentary you would say the same.

Movie Review: The Forty-Year-Old-Version(2020)

This movie came out last year, and I think it is one of the best to come out of the year 2020. The Forty-Year-Old- Version, tells a story that is so relatable that anybody would understand it. The film stars and is directed by Radha Blank, and she is brilliant in it. This is also her debut which makes it even more special to me. This is not your average film about trying to make it. This is one that shows how hard it is to make it and keep it.

I am not going to give the story away, but it hits home for me for the fact that I understand what she is going through with her career. If you are a struggling artist, you will understand. There is a lot of stuff that I am going through with mine that I just cannot seem to get together. I would recommend that everybody go to Netflix and watch this film. This is not a movie for kids. I would give this an 8 out 10. You will thank me later.  

Movie Review: Nightcrawler(2014)

This movie is all over the place for me. Nightcrawler, is a movie about a person who goes out to the scenes of an accident or crime films it and sells the footage to the local news. Then one night he sees something that is horrible, and he records it and trying to figure out what to. There is a bunch more stuff going on, but that the main point. I must say the only reason I watch this film was because I had just graduated with a journalism degree, and I was into almost any and everything about the news. That has changed a little for me, but it was weird time.

This stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo; they are the main two people. If news is your thing, then I would strongly suggest that you watch this film, just for the antics. It is an okay film, that is if you like something that gives you a trill. If I was to give this film a score out of ten, I would give it solid 6. That is not bad, it just starts off kind of weird to me. I would still watch it if nothing else was available.

Also I have been trying this thing where I see if I post something for 50 days straight, and I am almost done!

Movie Review: Blue Valentine(2010)

I saw this movie when it first came out. It was one that I was not sure about, but at the time I was going through an area where I was watching movies that were considered award show contenders. Blue Valentine, starring Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling was one of those movies. I did not quite understand the film with my first watch, but on my second watch I got it.

This film is the story of a relationship from the beginning to the end and everything in between. It is told mostly at the end of the relationship, but with flashbacks of how they got together and grew apart. This movie is not for everybody, I must stress that. This is in my opinion an artsy movie. It is a movie for people that love movies and storytelling. If you are not into that you may not like it. If you are interested in the story of a true relationship, give it watch, and you will not regret it. Also, Williams was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.