So now I'm actually free of all university duties. Handed in my remaining assignments today and am officially liberated of all university-related woes! I guess from here on out I kinda have to figure out what it is I want to do now but that's not a huge concern right now (it should be but I'm none too worried).
WHAT I'VE BEEN WATCHING
Keeping it real short with week's blog post so I don't overthink and get caught up in delaying the publish date for this blog post. So like, if you notice that the reviews aren't as long then you know why!
Oh man, was not expecting this film to go the way it was. Killing Them Softly takes place during the 2008 presidential campaign and is a very grim critique of America's business practices and the Great Financial Crisis (using crime as an allegory for America's economy, something America has done for years... well not the economy part but using crime as an allegory). Highly stylised and extremely smart, although a few instances where conversations could have been shortened so as to keep the momentum going. Also extremely well photographed. Quite impressive but can't help but feel underwhelmed for some reason. Maybe it was the hype? I shouldn't bring that into judgement though.
A fun little indie film that's more than what it appears to be. A team of journalists answer an unusual classified ad requesting for a partner to travel back in time with. Safety Not Guaranteed is not a perfect film by any means, I mean there were a few things here and there that had me questioning characters' thinking process, but otherwise I thought it was a charming enough film with a heartfelt story. I mean the kind of ideas that it runs with has been done and done better before but that's not to say that this kind of story can't be done again and in a different angle. Kinda thought Aubrey Plaza was hit and miss in the film though.