Netflix Movie of the Week: The Saratov Approach

Recently, as I was scrolling through Netflix, I was reminded of one movie that I think is horrible on all levels (Not The Sarratov Approach). It’s a movie called Missionary. I’ve never watched it, but one look at the trailer is bad enough. A movie about a missionary that has an affair with a woman and then turns into a murderous stalker is absolutely vile and there is such an evil feeling that goes along with the movie.

Soon after seeing that movie on the list of Netflix movies and feeling those negative feelings, I was reminded of a much better movie. A movie that inspires on all levels. That movie, is The Saratov Approach.

Continue reading

Advertisements

Netflix Movie of the Week: The Truman Show

 

The Truman Show stars Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, and Ed Harris, and tells the story of a man who lives a rather ordinary life, but wants to become more. He soon finds out however, that his entire life is not what it seems to be and he sets out on a mission to discover the truth.

The Truman Show overflows with different ideas on how we view television, reality TV, celebrities, and life. The movie constantly shows viewers entranced by the television, watching Truman’s every move. Continue reading

Netflix Movie of the Week: Kill Bill

 

Kill Bill is one of my favourite movies of all time. Everything about the movie works and it is one incredible thrill ride. From the opening shot to the last, the movie grips you with the intense, graphic and exciting action and grips you even more with its smart, witty, and clever dialogue.

While it kind of is two movies, I like to think of it as one whole movie. That’s the way director Quentin Tarantino felt about it and I feel the same way. Tarantino intended it to be one movie but decided to split it at some point. You can tell when you watch an early trailer. They never mention vol. 1 or or 2 until the second trailer.

Uma Thurman is fantastic as the Bride. Maybe her best performance she has ever given.She is so sympathetic yet, will kill in a second. Thurman pulls this off perfectly and she was the perfect choice for the role. She is totally believable the entire movie. Lucy Liu gives a great performance as O-Ren Ishii being very intimidating. Daryl Hannah is very good as Elle Driver, and David Carradine is perfect as Bill. Carradine has the perfect voice and it’s really sadistic sounding and was the best choice for it.

Tarantino is masterful behind the camera. Every shot is absolutely perfect. It’s mesmerizing what he is able to do. His homage to old samurai movies and anime is perfection. The music, the style, everything just works.

bill

In the end the story is about redemption. It’s the classic story of revenge. Volume 1 is mainly a revenge story about a woman wronged and now seeking revenge. Part 2 focuses a lot on the back story, The Bride’s training, the origins of what exactly happened, and it really develops the characters very well.

Overall, the movie is very well done, it’s beautiful at times, and it’s a movie I love watching and will continue to watch.

Netflix Movie of the Week: “Super Size Me”

supersize

Unless you were living under a rock in 2004, you heard there was a new movie about a guy who ate McDonalds for every meal for an entire month. Super Size Me was a movie everyone was talking about and everyone went and saw. It was a movie that health classes began showing and to this day, people still look back on. Even people who don’t like documentary’s will often say they enjoy this movie. It was a movie that really kickstarted America into looking into the obesity epidemic.

Continue reading

Netflix Movie of the Week: “Hush”

Hush_2016_poster

4/5

“Hush” is a new movie that premiered on Netflix and stars Kate Siegel as a deaf and mute woman who lives a life of solidarity in the middle of the woods. Her life of solidarity is soon invaded when a masked killer shows up at her window.

What makes Hush so thrilling and nerve racking is the fact that the main character is deaf and can’t hear the intruder approaching. Some of the most nerve racking moments are when the masked killer is standing behind her tapping on the window and she doesn’t notice or when he is standing behind her and she is completely oblivious.

Continue reading