It’s mysterious and full of surprises. The best Sci-Fi movie of 2016. The actors in the leading role were more than magnificent, the visual effects are so smooth and natural that makes it easy to think that everything displayed before your eyes is real. Also, the cinematography is beyond amazing.
The screenplay is very smart, it goes to show on the structure and technical language used. How everything develops to the climax is simply brilliant.
What do they want? Where are they from?
This would be the questions of every human being if something unknown to the planet ever arrives, but for Louise Banks got a little more personal. Being human is given, but keeping our humanity is a choice.
A few can say that the film is about relationships between mankind and other species, about language and communication, but it actually goes deeper. As the Director Denis Villeneuve said to actress Amy Adams, “it's about a mother telling the story of her life to her daughter”. No matter how universal the arrival of foreigns in earth is, in the end, how we deal with it will make us question our own humanity and this film proves just that. 11.2/12 #bedtimestories#365moviesinayearlog#arrivalmovie#scifi#89thacademyawards#movieoftheday#cinema#oscars2017
Sanity and Happiness are an impossible combination
Isabelle Huppert delivers a standout performance in the controversial and provocative film, Elle. Paul Verhoeven opens the film in a mid-rape. The violent attack observed by an unimpressed black cat with green eyes, and then follows up with a scene where Michèle, the rape victim, picks up a phone and orders takeout. This woman has too much to do to fall apart after the rape.
The plot builds up and changes in every turn, when you think she’s going to the right, she is digging a hole in the pavement and going down.
Verhoeven is not interested in a satisfying conclusion, he focuses his energy in the psychology and behavior of this particular woman. The film has a couple of sick and twisted moments, you get to know Michèle but not necessarily sympathize with her. 8.1 | 12 #bedtimestories#365moviesinayearlog#elle#isabellerupert#paulverhoeven#89thacademyawards#oscars2017#cinema
Allied is an entertaining old- fashioned Second World War thriller-romance. A good performance by Brad Pitt and an even better one fron Marion Cotillard. Great work by costume designer Joanna Johnston. The "romance" mostly consists of cold routine "spy talk" scenes designed to show just how little emotion they can reveal, and the suspense, even though the Cotillard character is shown to be the most lethal of assassins, there was no sense of danger of what would happen if Brad Pitt's character discovers her true identity, there was none of that "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" sense of dueling equals here; so maybe the point wasn't supposed to be a "Mr. and Mrs Smith" dynamic but was more/supposed to be about the dubiousness of relationships that puts su much value on the performance. It is a lovely homage to the kind of entertainment that Hollywood used to put out in the golden years. 9/12 #bedtimestories#allied#marioncotillard#bradpitt#robertzemeckis#365moviesinayearlog#oscars2017#cinema#89thacademyawards