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Little Women Review

Little Women Review

Little Women (9.5/10)

Bold, exquisite, emotional… many adjectives were used in the description of this timeless piece of cinematic art. So, allow me to add one more, REVOLUTIONARY!!

In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.

How do you know that a film is crafted to perfection?! When in a short period of just 2 hours, every possible sense known to humankind is invoked in your body. From sadness to joy, from pity to admiration, from emptiness to feeling proud… Little Women managed to create a Ferris wheel of emotions inside my soul and with each coming round, I was experiencing a new kind of emotion!

Director Greta Gerwig, a REVOLUTIONARY woman created a moving piece of art with so much depth and so much heart, that people will long remember! Even in the far future! She intricately directed one of the best motion pictures I have personally seen these past few years!!

As previously mentioned, this film generates so much heart and soul, and this is partially due to the one of a kind stories that knows no restrictions (either in time or space)!! It is universal. Eventually it is a story for women made by women! A thoughtful gesture to feminism and what it truly means (the many faces of feminism).

In addition, the entire movie is character driven!!! With that being said, Little Women introduced us to many inspirational and heart-warming characters so that each spectator can relate to at least one of them! Each character had her own presence, her own story and her own message and they all managed to shine equally!

Casting wise, Laura Dern, Emma Watson and Timothee Chalamet’s performances were absolutely captivating and sincere!! But, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen dominated every scene with their strong presence, charming charisma and raw talent!! Meryl Streep, well she is Meryl Streep!!!

The entire film felt like it came straight from an 18th century novel! With all the costumes, colors and amazing set and sceneries, one can only dream! And the amazing camera work made this film a complete masterpiece!!

Definitely recommended!!!

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JoJo Rabbit Review

Jojo Rabbit Review

JoJo Rabbit (9/10)

Jojo is a lonely German boy who discovers that his single mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his imaginary friend — Adolf Hitler — Jojo must confront his blind nationalism as World War II continues to rage on.

What is Jojo Rabbit all about? Is it about Nazism? Is it about Hitler? About World Wars? Yes, it is all these and more. Jojo Rabbit is (from my own personal point of view) an insidious take on the fragility of the 3 holy grails: life, love and death!

The story, after taking away its comedic facade, is eventually about learning what’s right from wrong, and choosing to do the right despite being brainwashed to do the exact opposite! It is about learning that people are different and that’s not a bad thing. That not everyone who disagrees with our way of life is being controlled by the devil. It is about finding love amongst chaos and bomb attacks. It is about overcoming loss and hoping for a brighter future.

Director Waititi delved into a world of loneliness and oppression and created an emotional motion picture that speaks to the soul and the heart!

Each character played a major role in the storytelling process. Nevertheless, each character was written with extreme delicacy and depth! Elsa, Jojo, Hitler, Rosie, even little Yorki were in a way, a representation of something much bigger than just themselves! Yes, the story was revolving around these characters and more but in reality, these characters were nothing than mere projections of an entire population and regime! The depth they each held was uncanny!

Jojo Rabbit combined a decent list of skillful performers whom didn’t hold back at all! Taika Waititi as Hitler was superb!! Some of his onscreen appearances (even though they were limited) were so intense and powerful despite the comedic vibe he had it going on. Roman Griffin Davis and Thomasin McKenzie’s performances were simply real and emotional! But Scarlet Johanson’s top-notch and perfect performance was absolutely mind blowing!!! Literally Flawless!!!

Moreover, the cinematography, camera work, color palette, costumes and set altogether with the script and the performances created an intense atmosphere that was truly Hypnotic!!!

You see, with Jojo what you see is NOT what you get. You need to read between the lines, analyze the scenes and decode the metaphors!! But trust me, once you truly understand it, you will not be able to forget it! Totally recommend it!

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portrait of a lady bird review

Portrait of A Lady on Fire. (9/10)

France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

Every now and then, a movie is released, screened and then goes on to spend eternity in the shallow depths of the Cinematic world. Portrait of A Lady on Fire, however, will rather take on a different path! It will take a more deserving route into the heart and soul of millions of spectators.

You see, when cinema and poetry come together, magic is an inevitable outcome! Luckily for us spectators and cinema lovers, Portrait of a Lady on Fire was something that transcended the norms of modern cinema and the clichéd and underwhelming shortcuts used to create a hollow-like motion picture that aims to generate cash and profit rather than to touch the souls of all who watch it!

By transcending these “obstacles”, director Sciamma created an everlasting love story that was like an ode to feminism, forbidden love and the stare of a woman!

Usually when a story takes long to unravel, I become extremely inpatient and tend to criticize the film for it. But with this film, I was not bothered at all. In fact, this turtle-like pace created an erotically charged atmosphere which helped me emerge fully within the deep and hidden layers of the story. I was simply hypnotized.

Héloïse and Marianne, two very different yet the same characters! Besides having great character development throughout the entire runtime, these two actually hold a lot of emotional meanings and touching characteristics! Passion, strength, vulnerability…are just a tiny sample of what these two unique characters represent!

Adele Haenel and Noémie Merlant’s authentic and raw performances were just as captivating as the characters they have embodied. It takes talent to act with your soul, and Haenel and Merlant did exactly that, with both grace and elegance.

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The attack Review

From the amazing Lebanese director Ziad Doueiry! Check our review!

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Mahbas Review

 

We Love Lebanese Movies! Mahbas is a Lebanese romantic comedy directed by Sophie Boutros. Go check our review!

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Freud Review

Freud is an Austrian-German crime television series re-imagining the life of a young Sigmund Freud available on Netflix. Have you watched it?

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The Platform Review

The Platform a Spanish Sci-fi/Thriller Movie that it streaming on Netflix ! Check my first IGTV and tell me what you think of the movie in the Comment Box below.

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Bad Educational Review

Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of What the Flop ! Hugh Jackman comes back with an outstanding performance but is it really worth watching ? Watch my review to know more .

Rating :🍿🍿-Good

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Top 5 List Movies

Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of WHAT THE FLOP! The movies I choose for you today are a bit new to some of you and I hope you enjoy these movies during your quarantine ! Comment , share and like will be highly appreciated ! List of Movie : 5.The Brave One 4.Serendipity 3.1000 Words 2.Green Book 1.Cinema Paradiso

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another episode of What The Flop ! Today’s episode is going to talk about the new Netflix original All day and a Night . Do you really think it will take me All day and a night to get over this movie ? I hope you like my movie review suggest more movies in the comment box below and stay tuned for my New collaboration with “LIFF” ! And I’ll see you guys next week !

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