4.29.2015

A Three-Sentence Movie Review

1. The Imitation Game


Well done and interesting that all this happened in real life. More proof that many of the 'greats' are not appreciated until after death. Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch in a period piece and all is right with the world.


2. Beginners

I liked this one a lot. The movie taps into the need for all humans to connect to each other, including the effects of repressing feelings/emotions/sexuality. It's a good love story, for both father and son.



3. Life Partners


Accurate, telling, and honest depiction of what it's like to transition from your late-twenties into your thirties, as well as the notion that not everyone matures at the same speed (crucial theme when it comes to best friends maturing at different speeds). Organic dialogue that reminded me of the way I (and my friends) talk. Out of the movies listed here, this was surprisingly my favorite!


4. Fruitvale Station


So very powerful. You will feel angry, upset, confused, and distraught after this film--all signs that they did a good job affecting the audience. If you don't know the premise, look it up; this is obviously a poignant topic for the time.


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15 comments:

  1. I wonder if Life Partners is on Netflix? I'll have to check it tonight. Based on your review, I'd like to see it. Also, anything with Benedict Cumberbatch and I'm sold!

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  2. Life Partners is on Netflix! Forgot to mention that. I really, really enjoyed it. You're gonna like it, I think!

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  3. I have so much to watch because of you. Life Partners is also now on my from Ashley list.

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  4. 'From Ashley' List!!!!! I've made it :)

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  5. I'm so glad you loved The Imitation Game! It's sad that we were so completely unaware of his accomplishments until recently. I recall liking Beginnings, and absolutely adored Fruitvale Station. :::so devastating::: As for Life Partners, I couldn't really get into it. Perhaps I should finish it now and see if I change my mind? More than anything, it reminds me of the movie Walking and Talking which I definitely prefer. I felt more engaged in the dialog and characters I suppose. Fortunately, you can watch that movie on Netflix Instant as well. :)

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  6. Such a great post! I haven't seen any of these movies, but definitely want to! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I haven't watched any of these yet, but Fruitvale Station has been on my list for a long time. Sounds like Life Partners would be something I would really enjoy as a late-twenties gal!

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  8. Anything Benedict Cumberbatch does... Count me in

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  9. I guess I've watched Walking and Talking in the past, but I don't really remember...haha! I had rated it and everything. Must have been on a day I was hungover or something! lol.

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  10. Fruitvale Station will give you an ulcer, no lie. But it's sooooooo good.

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  11. ElleSees.blogspot.com5:33 AM, April 30, 2015

    love your reviews! i'd only seen IG and loved it--but the end made me bawl. the rest i need to check out!

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  12. LOL. Watch it sober! ;)

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  13. I like the idea of short reviews, I can imagine they aren't easy to do. Nice one.

    Buckets & Spades

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  14. I haven't seen any of these.. definitely want to watch them all.

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  15. I *finally* see something on your list. And we're still in sync. Fruitvale Station was powerful indeed ... and all the rest of the things you said about it. I saw it when it first came out. I can imagine watching now and whoa.

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