Black Widow

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I was so excited when this movie finally hit the theatres! I had been waiting for it to come out for so long, I didn’t even care whether it’s any good, I just wanted to see it. So, naturally I went to the cinema on the first day they had, but it took me a little while to finally write the review. 😅 Well, here we finally are!

The Plot (as found on RT):

Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.

The Rating:

Okay, so I have mixed feelings on this one. Let’s begin with what I enjoyed!
To a degree, this film is self-aware. It’s a superhero action flick in a long line of superhero action flicks and often takes little jabs at that. For example Yelena makes fun of Black Widows ‘posing’ which is definitely a thing. Red Guardian as a whole is a bit of a joke on the genre. What he says, how he behaves (his Karl Marx knuckle tattoos). And it’s great! The film is serious and quite dark at times but these tiny funny moments work far better than they have any right to.

The soundtrack is also amazing. Pretty much at the beginning we get an impressive cover version of Smells Like Teen Spirit – and believe me, I am extremely judgy when it comes to Nirvana but this was really good! The soundtrack is just an amalgam of interesting tracks!

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Little Women

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I know it’s been a hot minute since this year’s Academy Awards were handed out but I am finally catching on my reviews. So today I bring you one of the films I had high hopes for only to see it being awarded only with the Oscar for costume design. This movie deserved better.

The Plot:

The latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel! We follow the March sisters: Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth as they try to navigate through life, transitioning from children to adults.

The Rating:

I guess I should start this review by informing you that I have not seen any of the previous adaptations (although I am really curious about the one with Winona Ryder) nor have I ever read the book. In fact, I wasn’t even familiar with the plot apart from what the trailer provided us with.

Nevertheless, I went to see this film on the very first day it aired for the very first screening here in Austria.

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Halloween Horror: Midsommar

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October is almost over. As the 31st is a Thursday and that is TMP day, this is the last horror movie review I have for you. Midsommar is currently in theaters, so you still have a chance to check it out. 😉

The Plot:

A group of American students is invited to go to Sweden to visit their friend’s commune. They are just at the right time: a once in a lifetime festival is about to take place…

The Rating:

Wow, this was intense!
I don’t think I have ever seen anything quite as hypnotizing as this. The set design is stunning and the colors (especially towards the end) are striking. But let’s backtrack and start at the beginning.

The film kicks off with a family tragedy that leaves the protagonist Dani struggling. It seems to be the only thing that keeps the relationship with her boyfriend going. He’s wanted to break up with her for a while now but he certainly doesn’t want to be the asshole who dumps her after her family died. I absolutely love the depiction of their relationship. It’s quite realistic and so very relatable. At least on a smaller scale, we all have had this moment where you actually don’t want to keep going but then it’s the person’s birthday, or they just got fired or whatever. Or maybe you can see it falling apart but are still holding on as you are afraid of where that would leave (I felt a bit like this was the case with Dani).

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