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Last Century Film – Moonstruck

1 Sep

Life is simple and not so complicated, the moment you realize that love is not an option and companionship is an easy way out, you are basically done for.

Thanks to destiny and everything against a boring, dull life, we can be saved by Nicolas Cage, sorry… by just letting yourself go. moonstruck

Moonstruck is a very nice oldie were we get to see Cher win her Oscar. We also get a pretty good picture of how we over-think things and tend to complicate our lives in the most unbelievable ways.

We are all full with a bunch of stories in our heads, but it is the full moon that shows up once in a while covering our city with the most insane light, the one with the power to let us do whatever we want, (if you ever needed a reason to stop your drama, here you go, blame it on the moon).

It is a quick, no fuss film with very good performances and very consistent comedic vibe.

Give it a try, hard to be disappointed when you just want to relax and have a good time!

By LaTrosa


Last Century Film Review – The Shining

23 Jun
Please don't let me alone here with myself! I don't even like myself!

Please don’t let me alone here with myself! I don’t even like myself!

This is a film I was totally avoiding, not because I don’t like horror or Stanley Kubrick, Or Jack Nicholson, or amazing horror films, great acting, great directing, amazing stories…

It was not because of that

It was because EVERYONE had seen it, and I was put on a corner for being “different”, not being a true cinema lover, it was my Karma.

So I had some time to kill and decided to hit the play button on the much-anticipated moment… the moment where I would finally meet my destiny.

And it was alright, NO BIG DEAL! it was thrilling and interesting, but it was maybe over hyped?

I know it is a cult film  and I will be hated for what I am about to say, (hopefully for a short while), but listen to me on this one, the film is interesting only because of the individual performances, even the director  was such a heavy participant that it was almost like an actor, masterfully driving us around the mental decay of the family stranded in a hostile hunted Colorado hotel.

I consider a fantastic achievement of this film, the way it took an empty hotel and made it feel so crowded, so overwhelming and powerful, that was in my opinion, something only Kubrick could have done, nobody can take any object and turn it into a character.

What I want to say is that it was so good that you can spin-off at least 4 different films, and all will be hits.

So to all the haters I say I liked the film, to all the non haters… there you go… I saw it…

Here is hoping I don’t stay alone in my house for longer that 20 minutes.

By LaTrosa

Last Century – Fried Green Tomatoes – 1991

24 Jul

Oldie girly movie! a film characterized by good acting (ignore the bad southern accent of a couple of people!)  and a very decent book adaptation (except for some flaky moments).

This is not a cooking movie!

A current story of an unhappy, sentimentally abandoned, underappreciated in a routine marriage woman (this movie theme is becoming popular) connecting with an old woman who tells her the story of love and friendship between 2 women…  this alone might be solving the bad husband dilemma? maybe?

The film shifts from an era where tolerance and respect for other people were hard to find, to another where people who care were hard to find, so basically, we were not or will be not, better off.

The dynamism of the movie and the flow of the story make the movie easy to watch as well as giving it a good balanced humor injection, because it needs it sometimes, there are moments were it stalls and you think nothing is happening, but in general it is very pleasant movie experience.

Another thing worth mentioning is a couple of quotes that some people might find useful, for instance:

” A heart can be broken but keeps beating just the same” or “I am too old to be young and too young to be old”

All in all, Fried Green Tomatoes is a movie about friendship,  and the things you do to preserve it, not to mention how women seem to power each-other so much that get their groove back in fabulous fashion.

By LaTrosa

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