Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday Screen Time #14: Why did I wait so long?

Happy Saturday! This week was pretty fantastic as far as movies go! I finally watched a couple that I've been dying to see and loved both! I also watched one that was fairly new to me. Nothing horrible this week, so hurray for that!


Call Me By Your Name - I never got around to seeing this in theaters because it was there for such a short amount of time, but I did grab it the day it came out on blu ray. Now I'm wishing I'd gone out of my way to see it sooner because man, what a fantastic film! I was a little skeptical of Armie Hammer in this role, but both actors just killed it. This is the kind of movie that sticks with you. It's a coming of age romance that's sweet and believable and absolutely spectacular. I still find myself thinking about it four days later and I'm probably going to be rewatching it soon! (5/5 stars)

Whiplash - Whiplash is a few years old, but I only just heard about it recently. Reviews said it was a movie that would keep you tense from start to finish and... I kind of felt that? This is a movie about a drummer who obsesses over impressing his instructor in order to secure the spot he feels he deserves. He goes from unsure to arrogant very quickly and is an unlikable, but sympathetic character. I think if I loved the music I might have cared more about this movie, but I just didn't. I liked it, but I didn't love it and it certainly wasn't the incredibly tense experience I was told about. (3/5 stars)

The Greatest Showman - And just like that, this is my new favorite movie of the year. As the movie started, I wasn't really sure what I was going to think of it, although I really hoped I'd like it. As soon as the first scene began, I knew I was going to love it! I know it isn't in any way historically accurate, but I loved every single character and every single song and every single shot. I guess this movie has flaws? But I thought it was perfect! I've already listened to the soundtrack twice and I'm definitely buying it on Tuesday! (5/5 stars)

Have you seen either of these? What did you think?
What movies have you watched lately?
Let me know in the comments!