Thoroughbreds review “Amazing performances makes one of the year’s best”

Thoroughbreds movie posterDirectorial debuts are often a mixed bag, Quentin Tarantino, M. Night Shyamalan, and Alex Garland have all debuted with movies that are fantastic, while other directors such as Eli Roth, Corin Hardy, and Paul Feig all made less than average debuts. However, this is one of the best debuts I have ever seen from a director, this time being Cory Finley and the film being Thoroughbreds. I was not expecting a whole lot going into the movie, but my gosh, it is in my top 3 of the year. There’s so many marvelous things to discuss in the film, so I probably should just go into it.

So, as always, starting with the good, the best thing about this movie is without question the acting. If I did an award show, Thoroughbreds would without a doubt win the Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and probably best Cast Ensemble. The only thing that would be difficult about that would be deciding which of the actresses deserves Best Actress, Anya Taylor-Joy or Olivia Cooke. If I had to pick right now, I would say that it would have to be Olivia Cooke of Ready Player One fame. She gives a haunting performance which manages to put emotion into an emotionless character. Continue reading

Ready Player One review “Virtually amazing”

Ready Player One movie poster

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline is a novel with such intricate parts and such nostalgia it should be next to impossible to film. In the hands of most directors it would have failed, luckily for Warner Bros. and us as an audience the great Steven Spielberg stepped up. However is this massive task of bringing a world filled with wonder and excitement, too much for the veteran director?

Ready Player One follows Wade Watts in the year 2045, where the world is in decline and people fill their time in the OASIS, a virtual world where everything is possible and the only limits are people’s imagination. When the creator of the OASIS dies, he releases his will to challenge all the users of the OASIS to find his very own Easter Egg inside the game, whoever wins becomes the new owner. Continue reading