Movie Review: Monster(2003)

This film is one that I have wanted to watch for a long time, but never had a chance to. A couple of days ago I finally got the chance to watch the 2003 movie Monster, the story of serial killer Aileen Wuornos. I must say that is based on the events that lead to her execution.

Charlize Theron stars as Aileen and is unrecognizable. I know people have said that before. This film did come out 20 years ago, but she is. I did not know what to expect when the movie first started. We hear her narration of her life in the early years, while watch what is going on today.

The film also stars Christina Ricci, and she did an excellent job with her performance as her lover. The film is about the murders Aillen did, and the reason she did them. It is also story about love and how much we will do to make that special person happy.

If you are looking to watch a film about murders, I would say this is not it. This is a film about a woman who is fed up with her life and is just looking for ways to survive and to be love, but who is just simply ready for it to be over. I enjoyed watching this more than I thought. This is also the directorial debut of Patty Jenkins.

I would give this 3½ stars. I wish it were a little longer, and I wanted to know just little bit more about her. This is film that I think people should see.


Movie Review: The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)

The story of Tammy Faye has always been interesting to ever since I saw her on The Surreal Life, back then I did not know who at first, but I was intrigue. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021) is a film that came out last year and it tell her story along with her then husband Jim Bakker, a television evangelist who was doing everything except God’s work. This film is based off a documentary of the same name.

This was a hard movie for me to watch. Not because of the story, but because of the story. There was nothing that really stood out or got my attention enough to really enjoy the film. I was always trying to figure out what was going on, and how did they get here. Jessica Chastain is good at being Tammy Faye, but she was always missing something that I cannot put my finger on. Andrew Garfield is also great at Playing Jim Bakker, I just wanted more. This was a one watch movie for me.

This film is not something that I can say that needs to be seen more than once. If you are a fan of Tammy Faye, then you might think that it great, or at best okay. If you want to learn more about her, I honestly do not think you will. I would give this film 3 out of 5 stars.

Movie Review: King Richard(2021)

The story of Venus and Serena Williams is one that I am familiar with. I have been a fan of tennis for a long time, and you must know the story of The Williams Sister’s. I also have known the story about their father teaching them. The film King Richard is about that story of their father teaching his girls how to play tennis.

The film I must say is one the best films that I have seen this year. Being that I am a fan of tennis there was nothing new for me to learn. I have watch countless documentaries about the sisters, and I replay their matches daily, that I feel like I came into the film with an upper hand. I must say that Will Smith is great as Richard Williams, I was able to see the man and not be confused by the actor trying to play the man.

This is a family film that aims to show that the man they all love is not a perfect man. He has a past just like everyone else, and that family is all that matters. This is a perfect film to sit around with your family and watch whenever you get the chance.

I have personally watched this film three times and it just keeps getting better. This is a story that everybody can get into and learn something about how one man came up with a plan to change a sport that is not willing to be change, and we are seeing the affects now.

I give this film 8 out of 10 stars.

Movie Review: Promising Young Woman(2020)

I recently just watch one of the best movies I have seen in a while. Promising Young Woman, a movie that just feels right to me and it is living in my mind, and I like that. I know this film just came out over a year ago, and yet it feels so timely to me. The story fits with what is happening with today society, and it tells the story perfectly in a unique way.

PYW, is a film about a girl dealing with the trauma that happen to her friend who was a promising young woman. She confronts men who try to rape women when they think she is drunk, and she deals with them.

  Carey Mulligan is great as the lead. I believe everything that she is going through and she gives off emotions as being cold, and you can just feel it from her. This is a good thing. Emerald Fennell is the writer and director behind the film. The choices she makes with her direction makes the story feel smooth and everything flows great together. The music is a good key element to the film for me. It fits the mood and the tone for me, and it comes on at the right time.

There is something about this film that seems off, but it draws you in, and it takes you into the moment that the character is in. I cannot pinpoint it, but it is there.

The one thing I think is missing is just little bit more back story. We know something happen that night, but I would have liked more details about that. I would have liked more details about the boys. We do not meet the boys until close to the end of the film. This is a type of film that makes you want to be a writer. It makes me want to write more.

I would give this film a 7 out 10.