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    See you guys tomorrow . 
Link in my bio 🙌🏾 #MakingOfAKing

    See you guys tomorrow .
    Link in my bio 🙌🏾 #MakingOfAKing

    20 2 11 hours ago
    Just a few hours away....
You don’t want to miss this. #LinkInMyBio

    Just a few hours away....
    You don’t want to miss this. #LinkInMyBio

    61 4 11 hours ago
    ::: KEE CHAN ::: as the pathological social purity agent, Dr. Milton Wakefield. I met the actor  @keesterman in 2008 at the #sundancefilmfestival where @mikemaryniuk and I were presenting our short film, “Cattle Call.” I was instantly fascinated by Kee, possibly hypnotized, and I wrote the part of Wakefield specifically for him. Wakefield is the only character in @20th_century_movie that does not represent any real, historical figure. Though I was inspired by the anti-masturbation psychosis of John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943) and the horrific malpractice of Dr. John Money, Wakefield, much like Kee himself, steps directly out of a dream. Visionary costume designer @miss_patricia had the brilliant idea to adorn Wakefield in glistening latex fisting gloves which only Kee could convincingly clench. Kee is inimitable, a spiritual ectoplasm that haunts my creative mind and all I can say is that I hope he will appear in every film I make.

    ::: KEE CHAN ::: as the pathological social purity agent, Dr. Milton Wakefield. I met the actor @keesterman in 2008 at the #sundancefilmfestival where @mikemaryniuk and I were presenting our short film, “Cattle Call.” I was instantly fascinated by Kee, possibly hypnotized, and I wrote the part of Wakefield specifically for him. Wakefield is the only character in @20th_century_movie that does not represent any real, historical figure. Though I was inspired by the anti-masturbation psychosis of John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943) and the horrific malpractice of Dr. John Money, Wakefield, much like Kee himself, steps directly out of a dream. Visionary costume designer @miss_patricia had the brilliant idea to adorn Wakefield in glistening latex fisting gloves which only Kee could convincingly clench. Kee is inimitable, a spiritual ectoplasm that haunts my creative mind and all I can say is that I hope he will appear in every film I make.

    68 2 12 hours ago
    See you guys tomorrow . 
Link in my bio 🙌🏾 #MakingOfAKing

    See you guys tomorrow .
    Link in my bio 🙌🏾 #MakingOfAKing

    15 2 14 hours ago
    THE GUEST (2014) • Really enjoyed this film as the film has a sense of dread that hangs over the film. It also is edited with cuts that make the film feel presented like a horror film. That is a bit misleading as it seems to be a mixture of genres. As the film uses horror film hallmarks in a non horror film.

The film ends up being more of an action thriller with elements of Science fiction to a degree. Only giving enough elements so that the film isn’t too far out in it’s premise.
When the film starts it digs in deep with characterization and we don’t exactly know where it is going as it gives hints and flirts though seems to stay it’s course at a middling speed. Though does offer to liven things up with a scene of action over here and there. The film is never boring as it tries to throw you off it’s course and keep you guessing. Since interwoven in the film is a feeling that anything can happen within a scene.

It is also has an amazing soundtrack that relies heavily On 80's and 90's tunes which also helps to place the film in a strange one period that isn't exactly pinpointed. The soundtrack also helps to fill in the gaps and contain the mystery of the film and character.

It's more then any homage as it feels like a film from that era except for some modern inventions invading the vibe.

By building up the moments and the characters when some perish it feels more grounded and painful. You actually feel the loss. Though as thinly as some are treated it is still astonishing that you do feel that heaviness.

In the third act while the violence increases at least it feels more realistic then fantastic and film believable only. Though the mercenaries do seem more scattered then strategic. With this realistic violence the only son the film Truly seems to commit is that while fun. The third act feels a bit cartoon-ish then believable. As there seems to be a joyful goofiness in some scenes like the final diner scene. That seems over the top and a bit ridiculous. Though still works in the confines of the film.

7.6/10

#Thriller #Action #Danstevens #Sheilakelley #Lelandorser #Makiamonroe #Ethanembry #LanceReddick #2014 #Adamwingard #Simonbarrett #Brendanmayer

    THE GUEST (2014) • Really enjoyed this film as the film has a sense of dread that hangs over the film. It also is edited with cuts that make the film feel presented like a horror film. That is a bit misleading as it seems to be a mixture of genres. As the film uses horror film hallmarks in a non horror film.

    The film ends up being more of an action thriller with elements of Science fiction to a degree. Only giving enough elements so that the film isn’t too far out in it’s premise.
    When the film starts it digs in deep with characterization and we don’t exactly know where it is going as it gives hints and flirts though seems to stay it’s course at a middling speed. Though does offer to liven things up with a scene of action over here and there. The film is never boring as it tries to throw you off it’s course and keep you guessing. Since interwoven in the film is a feeling that anything can happen within a scene.

    It is also has an amazing soundtrack that relies heavily On 80's and 90's tunes which also helps to place the film in a strange one period that isn't exactly pinpointed. The soundtrack also helps to fill in the gaps and contain the mystery of the film and character.

    It's more then any homage as it feels like a film from that era except for some modern inventions invading the vibe.

    By building up the moments and the characters when some perish it feels more grounded and painful. You actually feel the loss. Though as thinly as some are treated it is still astonishing that you do feel that heaviness.

    In the third act while the violence increases at least it feels more realistic then fantastic and film believable only. Though the mercenaries do seem more scattered then strategic. With this realistic violence the only son the film Truly seems to commit is that while fun. The third act feels a bit cartoon-ish then believable. As there seems to be a joyful goofiness in some scenes like the final diner scene. That seems over the top and a bit ridiculous. Though still works in the confines of the film.

    7.6/10

    #Thriller #Action #Danstevens #Sheilakelley #Lelandorser #Makiamonroe #Ethanembry #LanceReddick #2014 #Adamwingard #Simonbarrett #Brendanmayer

    6 1 18 hours ago
    <Blinded by the Light>
Set in the 80s in the small town of Luton, Javed’s family struggles to make ends meet during a recession. Thus, parental expectation weighs heavily on Javed. He’s not allowed to have a social life, a girlfriend nor independence. He hides his dream of being a writer from his father, who has the authority in the house.
One day, a classmate hands him a couple of Bruce Springsteen cassettes. As Javed listens to them, his entire inner life explodes! He never knew the music made by an American guy could speak so directly to him!
Since then, Javed has become the biggest fan of Bruce. He dresses like him and uses his philosophy in the lyrics to fight against the world.
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Most of the time, <Blinded by the light> is uplifting and heartfelt. It’s all about a teenager who just wants to find his own voice but he can’t, because of his background and what his family believes in.
And this is where the movie works for me – the family relationship. <Blinded by the light> is very clever on building tensions within the immigrant family, the push of the younger generation to assimilate, the fear of the older generation of losing their power and dignity.
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All of the actors perform wonderfully, but to me Kulvinder Ghir (Javed’s dad) is the one to win the top prize. He plays an old proud man who doesn’t understand any of his son’s thought nor the Springsteen stuff, and of course just like other traditional parents, he doesn’t like what he doesn’t understand.
Despite the fact that I was never on his side, seeing him loses his job and being humiliated is still extremely painful. Coincidently, it’s also the Springsteen music that holds him and his son back again.
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As for issues, there are some sequences in the film – where the characters sing Bruce songs out loud with lyrics printed on the screen - that almost turn itself into a musical. Unfortunately, this is the choice that I’m not impressed with. I personally think they’re more cheesy than infectious.
Also, there’re several subplots that I didn’t care as much as the father-son relationship. I think they did not add much to the story.
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B


    Set in the 80s in the small town of Luton, Javed’s family struggles to make ends meet during a recession. Thus, parental expectation weighs heavily on Javed. He’s not allowed to have a social life, a girlfriend nor independence. He hides his dream of being a writer from his father, who has the authority in the house.
    One day, a classmate hands him a couple of Bruce Springsteen cassettes. As Javed listens to them, his entire inner life explodes! He never knew the music made by an American guy could speak so directly to him!
    Since then, Javed has become the biggest fan of Bruce. He dresses like him and uses his philosophy in the lyrics to fight against the world.
    #
    #
    Most of the time, is uplifting and heartfelt. It’s all about a teenager who just wants to find his own voice but he can’t, because of his background and what his family believes in.
    And this is where the movie works for me – the family relationship. is very clever on building tensions within the immigrant family, the push of the younger generation to assimilate, the fear of the older generation of losing their power and dignity.
    #
    #
    All of the actors perform wonderfully, but to me Kulvinder Ghir (Javed’s dad) is the one to win the top prize. He plays an old proud man who doesn’t understand any of his son’s thought nor the Springsteen stuff, and of course just like other traditional parents, he doesn’t like what he doesn’t understand.
    Despite the fact that I was never on his side, seeing him loses his job and being humiliated is still extremely painful. Coincidently, it’s also the Springsteen music that holds him and his son back again.
    #
    #
    As for issues, there are some sequences in the film – where the characters sing Bruce songs out loud with lyrics printed on the screen - that almost turn itself into a musical. Unfortunately, this is the choice that I’m not impressed with. I personally think they’re more cheesy than infectious.
    Also, there’re several subplots that I didn’t care as much as the father-son relationship. I think they did not add much to the story.
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    B

    119 5 22 hours ago

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