Thursday Movie Picks #18: All in the Family Edition: Father-Daughter Relationships (Biologically Related)

Welcome back to the end of the month edition of Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves Blog. This week is All in the Family Edition, and the theme is Father-Daughter Relationships (Biologically Related). In case you wanna participate in this series, go the main page here—you’re invited.

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Wild Tales (2015) – Review

Que te paso?” asked people to each other.

A model talked to a music critic in a flight; it turned out that they both had a mutual acquaintance. However, they’re not the only one; as people in the same flight started to reveal the fact that they also knew that guy to talk about. When they realized what happened, we also realize that Wild Tales (a.k.a Relatos salvajes) was never a normal film—this Academy Award nominee is not just a six-film anthology, it’s a sick-film anthology.

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BLINDSPOT: Being John Malkovich (1999)

You know, am I me? Is Malkovich Malkovich?” asked Craig Schwartz.

Director Spike Jonze teamed up for the first time with brilliant writer, Charlie Kaufman, to finally present one of the most inventive identity drama in Being John Malkovich.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) – Review

I’m going to tear you apart… from the inside!” said Ultron to the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Since the first Avengers (2012) being the quintessence of Phase One, Marvel Cinematic Universe had gone wilder in all following standalone films in Phase Two. Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World were all grittier but deceiving, Captain America: The Winter Soldier brought conspiracies involving S.H.I.E.L.D. and HYDRA into spotlight, then the penultimate, Guardians of the Galaxy was the wild horse; enough to call them the grittiest phase so far in the shared universe. Avengers: Age of Ultron, posing as a climax to the second phase, reassembled all the heroes from its predecessor, added a little reinforcement, and lived up the hype in a darker, pop corn bravura.

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FINALLY SEEN: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) – Review

What happened to you?,” asked Lucy; “I don’t know,” answered Martha.

Though everything was left ambiguous, I enjoyed Sean Durkin’s roller-coasting debut Martha Marcy May Marlene in positive ways. All I see was a nuanced psychological drama of paranoia and an attempt to cope with it—crafted in a harrowing theme about some abusive cult. Continue reading “FINALLY SEEN: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) – Review”

Thursday Movie Picks #17: Superhero Movies

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight (2008), Zack Snyder’s Watchmen (2009), and Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II (2008) made the picks. But, why?

After the 3-week absence from Thursday Movie Picks series, Sinekdoks finally returns. The theme for this week is quite actual—in conjunction with the early release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. So, here comes Superhero Movies.

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