A documentary exploring the under-representation of women in the media when it comes to power and influence in America. Women are reduced to their looks and purpose as a mother, and often played against each other. I'm positive that the misrepresentation of women in media is less extreme than in the United States, but I still feel myself responding to a few things in the same way that the movie told me.
5 | Django Unchained (2012) | Action, Drama, Western | IMDB
Thank you, Mr Tarantino, for this brilliant movie, and for casting Christoph Waltz as a good guy this time. Yes, this film has a lot of the n-word, and is quite gory, but it's great nonetheless. It's a Tarantino, what did you expect? Flowers, unicorns, happy-endings? When a long movie doesn't feel long, it's a good one. Really, really enjoyed it!
If you follow these posts, you might remember me watching the Paradise Lost docus in the beginning of 2012. West of Memphis follows the West Memphis Three case once again, this time focusing on the failure of justice in the case against the 3. I have no faith in the US legal system, at all. And this made it clear again that I am right. All of the things that wen't wrong in the trial, it's unbelievable. And sadly not the only case, just one of many.
7 | Intouchables (2011) | Biography, Comedy, Drama | IMDB
Another rewatch! I saw this movie in the theatre last year, and it was an instant favorite. So when I got the chance to watch it again on DVD, I did it. It's still as good the second time you watch it. :)
The hopes have been high on this one. And the first clips of Russell Crowe so thoroughly disappointing. The bad thing: It doesn't get better with Crowe. He's definitely the weakest link in this movie, and it doesn't help that Javert is one of the most charismatic characters usually played by someone with a very strong voice. All in all, the movie is very moving and well-done. The art direction and costume design is great. But, and this is a but for everyone watching this dubbed or people who have a problem with musicals: they sing. Seriously, it's all they do. There's hardly ANY dialogue that's not sung. I loved it, though.