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My Movie Classics Binge-Watch Session

It was a beautiful Saturday yesterday and my family did something that we don’t usually we do; watch classic movies all day. It was SO MUCH FUN! We watched four new movies that we had never seen before and because of that I had to share my experience and four tiny reviews of each film. Enjoy!

All the President’s Men

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We began our movie marathon with Oscar-winning All the President’s Men which blew my mind by how good it turned out being. As someone who watched The Post a couple of years ago and was very underwhelmed political movies have a chance of being really interesting or really boring.

All the President’s Men was fascinating from beginning to end, specifically when noticing the disturbing parallels between Nixon’s administration and the very administration we’re enduring at the moment with President Trump. Will I ever watch this movie again? Maybe. I definitely enjoyed it enough to perhaps sit down and enjoy it again for a second time.

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Oscar Week Countdown: Who’s Going To Win? (The Final Day)

Oh my goodness, tonight’s the big night and as you can probably tell, I’m excited! Today I predict the winners for the final two categories; Best Director and Best Picture and hopefully my predictions turn out to be correct. 🙂

So, here goes.

The Nominees for Best Director:

Pawel Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos, Adam McKay, Spike Lee, Alfonso Cuarón

I’ve seen Alfonso Cuarón’s work before in his Oscar-winning role for Gravity. He’s an incredible director! His vision is so artful and stunning that I am not at all surprised that he’s gotten a nomination for Roma. I would be really surprised if he didn’t win unless Spike Lee finally got the recognition that he royally deserves. Only then would be satisfied.

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Love Is The Center of Arrival’s Brilliance

I went to see Arrival roughly two years ago when it sprung into theaters around the country. I went to watch it because it was garnering immense praise from critics and it seemed like an interesting science fiction film to watch. After seeing it I, for the most part, enjoyed it but its plot was confusing and I didn’t fully understand what was going on. It ended up being nominated for Best Picture that year, showing that the praise it received was somewhat legitimate. I, however, hadn’t watched the movie since…until a couple of days ago.

I was bored and looking for a fun movie to watch in the middle of the day. I came across Arrival and considering that I had only seen the film once about a year and half ago I figured I might as well give it a go again and see if I’ll understand it a little better the second time around. As soon as it came on I knew that I was going to enjoy the movie immensely.

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The cinematography was beautiful and immediately sucked me in with its dark tones. The music, composed by the recently deceased Jóhan Jóhannsson (Sicario,) is perfectly alien and it works brilliantly with the overall film. But what struck me the most about the movie wasn’t the colorful tones of the movie’s scenes or the way the music gave me chill bumps but rather the originality of the story.

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