Chihiro (Kasumi Arimura) is a former sex worker, turned bento shopworker in a small town in Japan. She’s free-spirited and tends to avoid playing by the normal rules of life. Along the way, the film follows her journey as she tries forming friendships with people that others wouldn’t, including that of a young boy that lacks the attention of his mother, a young girl that feels trapped by her family and a homeless man that’s often mocked by others. It’s worth noting that Call Me Chihiro is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Breakfast Club (1985) – Review
A small group of five stereotypical American high-school students in the 1980’s have to sacrifice their Saturday morning to attend detention. For nine long hours, the five teenagers and their unique personalities must co-exist and do their best to get through the adventure they find themselves locked into, consequently finding out that they have a lot more in common than they had originally thought. A classic comedic drama that will always be relatable to most viewers. The Breakfast Club is now streaming on Netflix.
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) – Review
In Nazi occupied Netherlands, a young girl known as Anne Frank (Millie Perkins), must hide in the attic of a condiment factory with her parents, sister, and another small family, along with an old dentist, who all must live in fear that they are not heard or seen for the duration of their stay. The tale chronicles the Nazi threat they had to live with as well and family dynamics that ensued. An at times frightening, overwhelming and touching movie that is more than worth a watch.
Run All Night (2015) – Review
After reluctantly killing the son of his best friend in New York City, former mobster, and hitman Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson) has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie – with his estranged son, Mike Conlon (Joel Kinnaman) or his lifelong friend and fellow mobster, Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris). An engaging thriller with plenty of action injected to keep the majority of viewers engaged. It’s worth noting that Run All Night is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) – Review
A former cop, Matt Scudder (Liam Neeson) provides private eye services to those in need. Consequently, he is asked by a shady drug dealer to find the people responsible for the kidnap and apparent murder of his wife. After some reluctance, Scudder eventually takes the job before slowly unravelling a larger web of secrets connected to the men responsible. Not the most noteworthy Liam Neeson release of recent years but certainly something a little different than most. It’s worth noting that A Walk Among the Tombstones is currently streaming on Netflix.
Western Wednesday – Lee Van Cleef
In this second edition of Western Wednesday, more spaghetti western flicks will be under the microscope, this time, however, they will all be spearheaded by the infamous Lee Van Cleef, one of the most iconic and standout spaghetti western stars of all time. Three cult classics, all released in 1967, will be under review. As with every article and review on the website, this entire series will be spoiler-free.
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