April 2015 – Movie Recaps
Don’t get me wrong, I love how movies interact with the common mind — especially one like mind — that’s open to concepts, ideas, imaginations and endless adventures.
And these are just some of the movies that have truly provided me with a memorable adventure thus far this year, and in no rank or order:
- Good Kill: Ethan Hawke’s quiet, dour, pent-up frustration culminating in self-disgust and climaxing in a self-righteous moment is one hell of the adventure of a ‘war on terror’.
- The Imitation Game: Alan Cumberbatch’s faith is unwavering and his commitment is self-afflicting.
- Voices: Ryan Reynolds can do no wrong in probably his best ever screen time as a self-appreciating and conflicted man.
- St Vincent: Bill Murray still entertaining when he’s not trying to entertain, and indeed a saint-like ending.
- Penguins of Madagascar: Just entertainingly hilarious and a wildly crazy ride.
- The Hunger Games: The Mockingjay: Part 1: A quiet, serene crescendo building up towards something good. Hopefully.
- Interstellar: Out of this world, but ending a bit too ambitious, but still a mind boggling trip.
- Rurouni Kenshin: A Legend Ends: Stylistic japanese samurai-era fight scenes and cinematograpy/choreography.
- John Wick: A cool, neverending anti-hero, heroic story.
- Birdman: Not quite my movie of the year, but a refreshing journey into a new style of filmmaking.
- Gone Girl: A clever murder movie that’s gripping.
- The Mule: Disgustingly got me hooked till the end. Has to be good right?
- Nightcrawler: In your face, unethical, but thrilling like an illegal joy-ride.
- Dark City: Never too late to enjoy the best that sci-fi has ever introduced.
These are just among the many that I’ve immersed into and feel like worth mentioning that the production team have all excelled in producing their movies, but if I had to pick my top 3 thus far, it’ll be:
- Interstellar: The more you watch, the longer you ponder. The longer you begin to ponder, the more you yearn to watch again.
- RuRouni Kenshin: I want to watch this piece over and over and over.
- St Vincent: I teared at the end, but it’s just deservingly touching, and I’m sure I’ll still be entertained watching it second or third coming.