It’s that time of the year again. Where I watch some films. And review them for the greater good…
Can you believe that the last time I did one of these is exactly around this time last year? I guess it must be fate that urged to write another instalment in the ever-growing and titillating Mini Movie Reviews! series. Forgive the word vomit, I’m just so excite.
I usually have a theme when I binge-watch movies, and I decided to a John Carney fest because why not? And I absolutely adore the song, Falling Slowly, which is from this film so I obvs had to check it out. I was not prepared for the onslaught of intense feels to come my way.
Once is everything I ever wanted in a musical indie – vague, non-linear, full of heart, and good music. I can see why this was a hit back then. The performances of the two leads were so captivating and their chemistry is Just Too Freaking Much.
I love coming-of-age films. For me, they hit right at home (aka my heart) and when executed right, are so damn relatable. The Way He Looks is no exception.
Originally, this was a Brazilian short film but I guess due to its popularity the director decided to expand its horizon – thank God. Besides the obvious LGBT theme going on, I liked how the movie excellently portrayed the struggles of living with a disability. Our protagonist, Leonardo, is blind and has to navigate the tough seas of life. With him are his friends, Giovana and Gabriel. And all the mushy stuff follows suit.
This is also my Summer Film of 2016. Highly, highly recommend.
Another John Carney film, yay! And as with Once, I only knew of the theme song – which is Lost Stars – to this movie. Let me tell you how many times I watched this: three times. Let me tell you how good this is: sooooo good. Let me tell you of the music here: sooooooo freaking good. Let me tell of this move: no, you have to watch it for yourself.
I think I did a mighty fine job of convincing, eh?
Seeing a pattern here? This time around, Jongens or Boys is a Dutch LGBT coming-of-age film. Did I love it? But of course!
I honestly have nothing to say other than this movie was nothing short of amazing. My only complaint is that it was too short for me. Clocking in at around one and a half hours, you’d think that’s already long. But trust me – the plot is surprisingly fast-paced.
Again, highly, highly recommend.
Basically, these were all good movies and I think you at least have to check one of these out or else you’re missing out on the good stuff. And if you have seen of these flicks, let me know down below! (Also feel free to leave recs!)
Until next time!