Here are a few other films that I have seen and rated. For some of the films I will write a brief sentence or so on what I thought.
Reviewer: Pat Brennan
Audrie & Daisy (2016)
Directors: Bonnie Cohen, Jon Shenk
- Netflix's new eye-opening documentary follows two different stories of teenage sexual assault in high school. What I think the documentary does well is show the role that social media can portray when it comes to these types of cases. Even though these two teens were sexually assaulted at such a young age, it is still pretty insane to see how the communities react to the events. The documentary does try to compare the two situations of both Audrie and Daisy, but it still leaves you wanting to hear more of their stories. While I feel that the film should have been more centered around Daisy's story, I do believe that it does enough to garner a watch.
The BFG (2016)
Director: Steven Spielberg
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall,
Suicide Squad (2016)
Director: David Ayer
Writer: David Ayer
Cast: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Ike Barinholtz, David Harbour, Jai Courtney,
Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Cara Delevigne, Joel Kinnaman, Scott Eastwood,
Adam Beach, Karen Fukuhara
- Looking back on Suicide Squad I feel as though I watched two different films. The first half introduces the characters in a creative way; showing us their backstories and how they came to be. The second half takes a weird shift in tone and does not really connect with the first half at all. This may have been due to the reshoots ordered by Warner Bros. to try and lighten up the film and make it have a more comedic tone. And trust me, it is very noticeable. The editing is just not good which seemed to downplay the story and the characters actions. The performances are solid (Robbie, Smith and Leto performing great as always), but it still just wasn't enough to make this memorable. Is it great? No. Is it entertaining? Somewhat. Warner Bros just need to get their act together.
Lady in the Water (2006)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhury,
M. Night Shyamalan, Freddy Rodriguez, Bill Irwin