It’s impossible not to think about family, loneliness and death while watching Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019)

If my memory serves me right, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was one of the earlier books I read for fun, outside of my school’s English Literature curriculum. I have seen the 1994 film with giant cast like Sarandon, Ryder and Dunst, and remember loving every bit of it and wanted to know more about the original story. Alcott’s book left me speechless: it’s depressing, funny, overwhelming but with a looming, sense of dread attached to it.

And that’s exactly how I felt after watching Greta Gerwig’s Little Women in 2019. Continue reading “It’s impossible not to think about family, loneliness and death while watching Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (2019)”

“I Was Surprised…” Parasite (2019) – Recalling The Experience With The Kim, Opportunistic Family

I was surprised when my date asked me to watch the new Korean film called Parasite. My knowledge in Korean cinema is so trifle that I had to think twice, didn’t know what to expect. But, after a brief Googling I realized the film generates a lot of good buzz and I said why not. Continue reading ““I Was Surprised…” Parasite (2019) – Recalling The Experience With The Kim, Opportunistic Family”

Jojo Rabbit Is A Quirky, Dark Comedy That Might Not Be For Everyone

Jojo is not his name, it’s a shorten form of Johannes and he is a 10 year old boy in Hitler Youth Member. He also has an imaginary friend, who’s none other than Adolf himself. Adolf is funny, though, he is mostly scared and aloof. Jojo gets his other name “rabbit” after he struggled to kill a bunny, but the next day he released a hand grenade to prove his bravery. Continue reading “Jojo Rabbit Is A Quirky, Dark Comedy That Might Not Be For Everyone”

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Introduces Me To Fred Rogers And Oh… I’m So Glad

I never knew who Fred Rogers was and if you are not born in the States, chances are, you will not too. Inspired by Tom Junod’s “Can You Say… Hero” is about his meeting with Fred Rogers in 1998, but the Golden Globe-nominated film changed Tom’s name to Lloyd Vogel, but kept Fred as, well, Fred. The change is understandable since nothing “dramatic” happened in Tom Junod’s life after, but their encounter did have a deeper impact, as quoted from his recent article, “A long time ago, a man of resourceful and relentless kindness saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself.” Now, this is what A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood plot is about. Continue reading “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Introduces Me To Fred Rogers And Oh… I’m So Glad”

Mesh’s List: 11 Most Disappointing Films of 2019

The year has come and go, but the films remained. I hardly can watch every single films released this year (I have TV shows to watch!), but I have sit in a fair share of disappointing films. Now, I won’t called these films absolutely horrible, you might liked it better than I do. However, with certain films come certain expectations and as it happen, these 11 films failed to meet mine.

PS: I don’t rank the films, but the lower it goes, the worst it disappoints. Continue reading “Mesh’s List: 11 Most Disappointing Films of 2019”

Quick Review: Knives Out Has A Delicious Cast But With A Weak Stabbing Twist

The whodunit film Knives Out has amassed rave reviews and praised from critics and moviegoers alike, but the way I see it, it’s a smart film but with a weak twist. Centering around a rich family with eccentric members, the film main is an immigrant caretaker, Marta Cabrera, who has to help detective Benoit Blanc to investigate the family’s patriarch novelist, Harlan Thrombey’s, suicide. Continue reading “Quick Review: Knives Out Has A Delicious Cast But With A Weak Stabbing Twist”

I Never Thought I Could Relate To Marriage Story (2019), But I Did [Movie Review]

I remembered watching Scarlett Johansson’s interview on Ellen about Marriage Story a while back when she couldn’t really explained what the film is about (to be fair, it isn’t exactly just a divorce film). But, then I caught Adam Driver on Colbert and he managed to tell us about their new film. Even though I thought I knew what the film was going to be, I still didn’t know what I was into. After the film ends, I kept on thinking about the characters, judging the husband and relating more to the wife (you will too). But, not until I discussed it with several friends that I got an “ah ha” moment that I, actually, could relate to both of them.

Spoilers alert!

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What Will Make Charlie’s Angels (2019) A Better Film? My Opinion On Why The Film Flopped

 

I remember back in 2000 when the first reboot of Charlie’s Angles was released. The film, needless to say, was a phenomenon. The film was packed with fun, crazy stunts and gorgeous cast that made it different than the other action films. It also went on to make $264.1 million, which is good for business. When the second installment, Full Throttle, bombed at the box office, with it goes our hope for another sequel with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu.

Until 2016, when the new continuation film was announced and released recently in November 2019. With 3 years in writing the script, directing and others in between, the fans were curious to see how it fare. But, if you’re reading this then you must have seen the film and read the report stating that sadly Charlie’s Angels (2019) is deemed a flop in the box office. Continue reading “What Will Make Charlie’s Angels (2019) A Better Film? My Opinion On Why The Film Flopped”