Tag Archives: Dramas

August: Osage County

26 Feb

And the vortex where all the dysfunction in the wold collides is right here ladies and gentleman.

I think I turned out just fine... just fine!!

I think I turned out just fine… just fine!!

August : Osage County is, without a doubt, every psychologist dream AND nightmare came true.

I am a sucker for a family drama where not a single person functions, everyone is so full of regrets and blame and in a way, they blend so well that it all plays out just fine, much like a perfect symphony, played for deaf people.

Here drama is real, regrets are not really important, what matters is blame and responsibility, who do you want to be next to when you grow old… how are you harvesting the seeds of a solid family tie.

This might sound heavy and the film heavy too, but it is not, Osage is the single most dynamic film of the year, it is even funny in moments, with a performance by Meryl Streep of the highest caliber and a very well balanced supporting cast.

Book and play are established as classics, the film makes it the triangle of perfect entertainment… I love it…

And you will love it too, if you are comfortable with realizing that your mother is actually not an evil witch trying to ruin your life… she is a frigging angel! You are very close to your siblings and your relationships are as normal as they get.

By LaTrosa

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Airplane Movie – Before Sunset

19 Jan

Flight sponsored by your failure to have guts.

This second time, I am sure things will make more sense.

This second time, I am sure things will make more sense.

Before Sunset

Captain: Richard Linklater

CrewEthan HawkeJulie Delpy

Destination: The place you wanted to be 10 years ago, but somehow managed to never get there.

Flight conditions: rushed, needy and desperately lonely.

Your seat: you will accommodate just about anywhere.

Black box recordings: Superficial mumbling of two people hiding behind polite conversation the reality of an empty life.

By LaTrosa

Airplane Movie – Before Sunrise

6 Jan

Flight sponsored by that adventurous person you once met but quickly ignored. YOU!

Before Sunrise

This opportunity wont pas us by.

These opportunities wont pass us by.

Captain: Richard Linklater

CrewEthan HawkeJulie Delpy

Destination: Somewhere between where you are now and where you want to be.

Flight conditions: Calm, relaxed, smooth… really sad!

Your seat: First come, first served.

Black box recordings: There was actually not a lot of time to figure out what they were going trough the moment of the crash, we just could hear two people talking about trivial things making them sound as if they really mattered.

By LaTrosa

A Single Man – 2009 – Film Review

15 Jul

Must of us in our mundane lives can only hope to achieve the intensity of love portrayed on this film.

Love that defies reason and escapes explanation, it just happens because it is supposed to.

This is as much as I allow myself to be without you.

This is as much as I allow myself to live without you.

The worst thing is that once you are left alone, becoming the only one capable of expressing such love, you suddenly run out of options.

Unless life itself gives you that second chance of looking at what you lost and turn it into joy and sheer pleasure, because your life is not over, until it has to end.

Tom Ford directed A Single Man the way I can imagine he designs clothes, with fabulous people surrounding him, with an incredible amount of colorful items for inspirations and great music. He gave the movie a palette of deep understanding and emotions, rarely met on screen.

It was not a standard choice to me, based on a book  by Christopher Isherwood and adapted by the director itself, curiosity drove me to the film mostly, and I soon forgot who was directing and was overtaken by the story.

I was mesmerized by Colin Firth, brilliantly portraying this heartbroken English teacher about his day, remembering better days and hoping all his suffering would end soon. His performance alone was so perfect I remembered saying to myself, “he is a god”.

So I was barely paying attention to the mood swings paired with color changes in the atmosphere (I only cached that at the end), once i saw it and put things together this film became bigger, deeper and more intense, it is as if my every day needed such palettes.

I have to recommend this 100%… it is so sweet and intense that you would want to see more like it.

By LaTrosa

 

Game of Thrones – S3 ep9 – killing them softly!

4 Jun

I wonder every time an episode starts, who is going to die today?… Well, I am not really sure I should have an answer to that question EVERY SINGLE TIME!

The red wedding has been the most shocking thing I have ever seen on GoT… and I was actually expecting it.

I love this show… it breaks my heart… I hate this show!

 

Will we ever win?

One episode left and the season is over… WHO WILL BE NEXT?

By LaTrosa

TV Show – The Following

14 Mar
Wait a second, I have a plan!

Wait a second, I have a plan!

 

You know in your heart  you need to watch this show to see Kevin Bacon fail miserably in trying to catch the bad guy. As with all FBI shows, they seem to be two steps behind, almost getting close, nearly catching them, and nothing!

We must face reality, this show has the potential to go forever and ever and ever … because, chances are, they wont win! Like Law and Order, this show is heading in that direction.

It has been 8 episodes and the Following is getting larger like a spider web, with even larger possibilities and very interesting questions about humans!

Like for instance:

  • Pacemakers make us look really bad in stressful situations!
  • Children are not so reliable with decision making
  • Women are never to be trusted
  • Fear cripples

I really enjoy this show, it is not frustrating and is very, VERY evil!

By LaTrosa

Django Unchained – Review

21 Jan

We have to thank Quentin Tarantino for giving to humanity through cinema the gift of vindication and the re-writing of history to help us make amends and forget our mistakes.

No N-words were harmed in the making of this film.

No N-words were harmed in the making of this film.

He is a story teller, and his movies have that splash of cruel reality, creating a self-made hero, who is here not to save us, but to fulfill his own agenda.

And hidden in incredible amounts of fake blood is the blood of the innocent that trough history have never received that sweet revenge. (whoever said revenge is a dish best served cold was wrong. A huge part of us will jump to the first chance of pay back, admit it.)

The soft history of a slave, and I say soft because even when we saw some over the top beatings and horrible human behavior, things were much worse, besides, this was not a period, themed specific movie, we have Lincoln or Argo for that, Django Unchained is an action dramedy set to portrait… well some people during the time of slavery!

An overall pleasant viewing with a few flaws, because nothing is perfect:

Why do we need the bad acting of Tarantino? he looked fat, with a horrible Australian accent and all I can say is thanks for blowing himself up.

Why hire the same actor for 2 different roles and kill him… I don’t get that!

Why would you dress anyone as Austin Powers?

Slavery is so wrong, and that part was very clear… the movie however … wasn’t! it was nice! Classic Tarantino.

By LaTrosa

P.S: Great casting!

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