June 6, 2008

Harold Crick Isn’t Ready To Go. Period.

Posted in Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Movies, Request-A-Review, Romance at 1:49 am by inflickted

Stranger Than Fiction“Stranger Than Fiction” is a film which entertained my eyes as well as my mind. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about the fact that Will Ferrell is playing a leading role where in comedy is not the main facet of his character. The movie basically takes a gimmick and makes it touching, which is kind of a role we don’t normally see Will Ferrell in.

An offbeat fantasy, “Stranger Than Fiction” is a romantic comedy which delivers on both (romance and comedy); then completely surpasses your expectations from the genre. There are some glitches here and there in the overall story, but the appeal of the film remains. This was unexpectedly wonderful and fun at the same time. This is my looong overdue request-a-review of the movie “Stranger Than Fiction.”

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September 1, 2007

Sometimes the only way to move forward, is to go back.

Posted in Crime, Drama, Movies, Request-A-Review at 5:29 pm by inflickted

AGTRYSThe movie “A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints,” like its title, is crafty, profound and at times unclear. This ode to the youth is from the writer and first time director Dito Montiel. The movie was loosely based on his autobiographical account of growing up in a multiethnic neighborhood where violence is the pulse beneath the skin, and eventually leaving everything for a better life.

This film is filled with emotional truths and improvised conversations. It is an imperfect creation of nostalgia and melancholy where the director had all the freedom he desired to remake a poignant story. It is so evocative of youth it makes you think you’ve been to this place and time before, even if you haven’t. This boldly flawed indie spouts attitude at every scene.

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