This is going to be a much shorter post that I intended it to be. I saw The Gift yesterday and it was a really good movie. It still sits at a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and it deserves it. I highly recommend this movie if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers. Jason Bateman was great in this movie and it was nice to see him in something other than a comedy. Joel Edgerton made his directorial debut with this film and he also wrote and starred in it. He played the awkward, creepy guy part really well. Some of the conversations between Gordo (Edgerton) and Simon (Bateman) were painful to watch because of how awkward they were. Overall the performances from the main actors were excellent. This movie is a bit of a slow burn, nothing really starts happening until later in the movie. I don’t mind a good slow burn like this, when everything finally comes out in the end it’s quick a shock. This is easily one of the most fucked up movies I’ve seen in a while. I can’t say a whole lot about the plot without ruining it so I’m just going to leave it vague. That’s why this is going to be such a short post, I don’t want to give anything away because I think everyone should just go and see the movie. This is a movie that keeps you guessing until the very end. I was hooked into it from the first trailer I saw and it was definitely worth seeing at the theater. That’s all I really want to say about The Gift, so go see it! See ya next time!
As the title says, this review will contain major spoilers. If you don’t want the whole movie ruined for you, please stop reading now, go watch it, and then come back to this post! If you want to know a little about the movie before you watch it, you can check out my spoiler-free review. With that being said, if you’re still here then let’s get to the review.
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I’ve split my review of Ex Machina into two posts. This post is basically just my recommendation and some general thoughts on the movie. There may be a few minimal spoilers, but I won’t get into any major details or plot points. The second post will be a more in-depth look at the movie that will contain spoilers. The movie cover says it’s “a mesmerizing spellbinder” and “you’ve never seen anything like it.” Do I think that’s accurate? Absolutely. Read More »
So I recently watched Nightcrawler on Netflix. I’ve been wanting to see this movie since it came out last year so I was happy to see it added to Netflix this month. Now that I’ve seen it, I don’t even know where to begin in talking about it. I guess I’ll start off by saying whether I liked it or not since there will be spoilers later on. I did enjoy the movie, and I would recommend it. It was well acted, with an especially great performance by Jake Gyllenhaal. It was a great thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. If you have any interest in watching this movie, you should stop reading here and go watch it first. I can’t say much more without getting into spoilers.