Thursday, December 10, 2015

Black Mass

Seen in Geneva. It is refreshing to see Depp with lesser make-up. But hey, what was happening in this movie? Except the fact that it was based on a true story- it was just a lot of action, a lot of Johnny Depp's slick hair and fake blue eyes and too less of Cumberbatch. I also found the guy who played John Connolly quite irritating.There was some actual lack of cohesion in the story telling too.
Watch it for Depp. He genuinely terrifies you- it is a mesmerizing performance. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Song of Sparrows

Seen at home in Chandigarh alone before Mum threw away the DVD which I don't remember where we bought. Karim's beautiful story of accidents, hopes and possibilities. The constant in all this is his love for his family- his beautiful wife and his lovely children. There is such beautiful cinematography- some scenes stick to you like when he walks to the well to find the children have completely refurbished it for their fish enterprise, the scene of him carrying the blue door back home, his son Hussein buying him orange juice at the hospital, the children running to deliver the flowerpots and the scene of the ostrich fluffing its feathers in the end. The lovely songs in the midst of the movie make the lovely scenes even more real. Majid Majidi made a beautiful movie.