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Film Review: A Simple Favour (2018)

A Simple Favour (2018) is a drama thriller that takes a twist on the typical crime films. Directed by Paul Feig (whose works include the remake of Ghostbusters (2016) and Bridesmaids (2011), he follows his previous films that are female centric, casting Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in the lead roles. This story focuses on Stephanie (Kendrick), a mother and vlogger who reports on the disappearance of her friend Emily (Lively), and the story is told through a mix of the vlogs and in person, watching the intricate details of the mysterious case unfold.
To begin, the advertising campaign for this film was gorgeous. I am in love with the poster for this film, as it looks so sophisticated and really gives nothing away about the plot of the movie. All I knew about the film going in was that it was about a crime. I am not usually a fan of crime thrillers, yet this intrigued me due to being so different to the others. I am also a huge fan of Blake Lively in particular, having watched her in

Film Reviews: Week 5 (Jan 29-Feb 4)

Once again this post comes late and I sincerely apologise for that. This week I only got to see one new film, but I also sat down and rewatched one of my favourite Disney films in order to start one of my New Years Resolutions.


12 Strong
I would be lying if I said Chris Hemsworth didn't draw me in to seeing this film. 12 Strong wasn't showing at my regular cinema so I had to make a little trek down to the beach to watch it. The premise was enough to hook me in, as I have always been interested in watching documentaries about the tragedy of 9/11 and what took place on that day.

This film is very dark and doesn't sugar coat anything. The blood and gore of the fight is real, and the threat over in those countries and organisations is real and they show all of it. There is one scene in particular which left me speechless and shocked, and throughout the entire film I was not prepared for what would be shown. This is rated a 15, but it is one of those films I believe could have been an 18 due to the nature of the film and the fact that it is a true story.

The story is so empowering. It reminds me so much of Hacksaw Ridge, a film I only watched this year that is also about war and death. Chris Hemsworth character, the captain of the team of 12 men, is such a strong character. His personality shines through the tough situation that he has been through and he has motive for the battle and survival.

There are some nice touches and nuances throughout the film. This comes in the scenes right before all of the soldiers went off to war, and their interactions with family and friends. They have completely different interactions, from loving and supporting, to shock and dismay of their actions. There are also some powerful quotes that come from these scenes about the curse of saying "I'm coming home" which they address the chance of death across the ocean.

It does take a while to get into this film, but once you are sucked in, this film hooks you straight in. It is dark and brutal but the payoff at the end is worth the long watch.

4/5



Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (rewatch)
Apart from Beauty and the Beast, this is my favourite Disney film of all time. It still amazes me that this film was made in 1937. The animation is beautiful, the story is still as beautiful today as it would have been all that time ago, and the songs are some of the catchiest that Disney has ever made.

I won't talk about this film much as I believe my thoughts are clear and most people should have already seen this film but I truly love it and I will be watching this so many more times in the future.
5/5

I don't have anything to update you guys on so I guess until Thursday, that was some film for thought.

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