There have been several aspirations for Macbeth over the last century, this one is an impressive depiction based on the Nikolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District which was published in 1865. In this superior shoot, Katherine (Florence Pugh), a 17 year old young woman was forced to get married with an elderly disgusting man (Paul Hilton). His father (Christopher Fairbank) was no nastier then himself. It doesn’t allow you for long to feel sorry for the pretty lady as she transforms into predator from being victim.
Scripted by Alice Birch and a filming performance of William Oldroyd, this movie is one of the attractive performances of 2017.
John Wick 2
This is an amazing sequel to the cool revenge movie in which Keanu Reeves’s main character fights off a set of assassins on many countries. It was directed by Chad Stahelski who was a stunt double in the past. There is no slow motion empty scenes in the movie that it progress even faster that the first one and it makes it even better than it. Fasten your seatbelts and be ready for the take-off. Keanu Reeves ensures that he is the best fit into John Wick role and gives a lot to the movie. In this second run it gives you some flavor of John Wicks story. I bet you will enjoy it and end up hoping the third would come soon.
The Big Sick
This is an amazing performance by Kumail Nanjiani, who is both a Pakistani comedian and Uber driver who runs into his future wife, Emily Gordon, in one of his performances as comedian. When Emily gets sick by an unknown illness, it is time for him to get along with her mother and father. This warm movie makes you feel amazed while you follow him trying to manage cultural shocks on both sides of the family. I can say all of them, Kumail, Emily and all family members deliver top-notch performances which ends up with one of the best comedy performances of 2017. It would be a shame if we don’t see them as nominees for several awards.
This is again a violent Wolverine action movie in which Hugh Jackman is the main character and James Mangold is the Director. It both gives you a good background of Wolverine story and amazing flavor of its characters. Characters are the king in this film may the highest level in all X-Men movies. This is one of the best performances of Hugh Jackman who is now in his middle ages. Old enough for the character with strong physical conditions. You will have a better understanding of Professor X and newcomer girl, Laura. Her performance is no weaker than Hugh Jackman and she gives you constant suprises. If you are comfortable with some high degree violence and enjoy X-men movies, this is a must see for you for 2017
This is masterpiece heartwarming performance by Daniel Kaluuya as Chris which is written and directed by Jordan Peele. Both Daniel and Jordan gives a solid message in the right way. Chris’ visit to uptown with his girlfriend goes awry and he starts to observe and discover strange truths. Obviously every single detail is well digested and reflected in the script that it makes you puzzled with unexpected developments, it gives you tears and it will make you feel different thoughts. This is for sure a must see for 2017.
A Man Called Ove
After losing his wife, Ove (Rolf Lassgård), crazy old man continues his alone life with little motivation between his job and compound. Being one of the founders of the compound he has a strong interest in it. This ends up that he constantly gives trouble to his neighbors most of the time. As he gets fired from his job, losing his last castle, life has no further meaning for him and he decides to commit suicide. Right after main show starts you travel back and forth between comedy and drama. His newcomer neighbor next door, a Persian lady with her husband and sweet kids, becomes his new connection to the life. It will touch your hearths that it will make you think your daily life.
This film is a cinema reflection of Fredrik Backman’s best-selling book with the same name and it is directed by Hannes Holm.
To be continued…