Knock at the Cabin
Knock at the Cabin is M. Night Shyamalan's latest movie. It follows a young girl and her family who are held captive by four armed strangers and are then required to make an impossible decision to save the world. The movie dives right into the conflict rather than spending time establishing the concept. It develops tension quickly and is self-aware of its horror clichés, yet I found it to be too safe and drawn back for my taste. Despite significant plot holes and dubious character choices, the film is lifted by strong performances (Dave Bautista killed it) and the tension it creates. In conclusion, Knock At The Cabin isn't a bad movie, but it falls short of the standards set by a filmmaker of M. Night Shyamalan's reputation.
Sharper pulls viewers into the seductive yet dangerous world of elaborate cons targeting the wealthy elite of New York City. The film is driven by twists and turns as alliances are formed and broken, and it's never quite clear who is conning whom. While the plot gets overly convoluted at times, the film was executed well. And in my opinion, it is an entertaining caper film that upends expectations and has us guessing right until the end about the true motivations and endgames of its compelling, morally ambiguous characters. lead Julianne Moore is perfectly cast as a 'brilliant flim-flam woman' navigating high-stakes cons among Manhattan billionaires. Director Smith keeps the pacing brisk and the dialogue clever in this suspenseful tale of scam artists seeking to game the system in New York's moneyed circles. Is Sharper an amazing, super-fresh film? Well no, but it is a good and fun watch and I recommend it.
Cocaine Bear is an absurd comedic film based on the true story of a drug-smuggling incident that occurred in Kentucky in 1985. The film follows the misadventures of a 175-pound black bear who finds himself in possession of an entire duffle bag of cocaine that has been dropped from an airplane by a local drug smuggler. This film is a wild ride from start to finish, with a mix of dark humor, unexpected plot twists, and well-done visuals that bring the story to life. The actors do a great job with their characters and the film’s soundtrack is filled with catchy tunes that keep the energy up throughout. Cocaine Bear succeeds in telling a unique and hilarious story. Still, it also has some underlying messages about drug trafficking and the need for people to take responsibility for their actions. The film is well-paced and never becomes too preachy, but it does make an important point about the consequences of illegal activity. Overall, Cocaine Bear is an entertaining film that is sure to leave viewers with something to ponder. It is a fun, silly movie that is sure to make viewers laugh.
Creed III, the latest installment of the Rocky franchise, is a thrilling sports drama that is sure to delight fans of the series. Directed by Michael B. Jordan, who also stars in the film as Adonis Creed, the movie follows the young boxer as he navigates the challenges of fame, family, and legacy in the ring. Jordan delivers a powerful performance as Creed, capturing the intensity and passion of the character with skill and nuance. The supporting cast is equally impressive, with Tessa Thompson reprising her role as Creed's love interest, Bianca, and Jonathan Majors really killing it as Damian Anderson. The film is visually stunning, with breathtaking fight scenes that are expertly choreographed and shot. The soundtrack, featuring a mix of classic and modern hip-hop, adds to the energy and excitement of the film. While the plot may be somewhat predictable, Creed III is a well-crafted and emotionally resonant film that explores themes of family, loyalty, and sacrifice. Fans of the Rocky franchise will not be disappointed, and newcomers to the series will find much to enjoy in this thrilling and engaging movie.
Rimini is a powerful and provocative film that delves into the complexities of a faded pop star's life, his search for fame, and the devastating consequences it has on his relationships. Richie Bravo, amazingly played by Michael Thomas, is a man who struggles with addiction and shattered dreams in a deserted Italian tourist town in winter. Ulrich Seidl's direction takes us on a journey to hell, yet somehow remains endearing, switching between comedy and tragedy. The film has similarities to The Wrestler, but Rimini establishes itself as a unique and excellent achievement in its portrayal of those desperate for escapism in the entertainment industry. Despite Richie's narcissism and his tragic circumstances, the film demonstrates that there is still vulnerability and humanity behind his character. The way that the story is told and the beautiful cinematography captured scenes and the melancholic mood is haunting and beautiful. Overall, Rimini is an interesting film that delves into the essence of human life in a raw and genuine way. Thomas’ character is both humorous and deeply disturbing, and the contrast between his apparent success and internal emptiness is an emotional ride that is sure to keep the viewer engaged. Seidl's direction is masterful, and the film is a must-watch for all fans of European cinema.