Thursday, January 23, 2014

Blue Caprice — Mini Review

**Originally posted on Instagram

#nfotd #BlueCaprice was dark and methodical just like I suspect the real killers were. 

The film focuses on the relationship of the two killers from beginning to end. The film is stripped and scaled down, but I like a lot of what they did with it. The direction is really nice and the performances were really good. 

TEQUAN RICHMOND is really good hardly saying anything at all. Just observing and reacting. Cold and distant.

Isaiah Washington (left) and Tequan Richmond (right) in Blue Caprice

"Cold" could also describe ISAIAH WASHINGTON, but he was also much more. His character was like the picture dark and methodical with a bunch of simmering rage thrown in. He could've easily mad this a "mustache twirling villain", but didn't. 

BLUE CAPRICE was a good character piece that doesn't try to explain the killers, it just showed you what their relationship was like and how twisted it was. 

Things Never Said —Mini Review

Originally published on Instagram

#nfotd #ThingsNeverSaid was a really nice indie black drama. The romance at the center of the drama is of course complicated, but dealt with without histrionics. The film also has a lot of good poetry that "poet heads" my enjoy. 

OMARI HARDWICK was good and 'Things' film has some nice performances, but a BREAKTHROUGH performance from this lady pictured (right) SHANOLA HAMPTON! Her performance makes the picture. 

Look out for her! 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Dank's Oscar Train 2014

#DanksOscarTrain on Instagram is what I have been calling my quest to catch up on as many Oscar Best Picture nominees as I'm interested in. The pictures I saw so far in January are below.

You can see my "reviews" (As much as they are on Instagram) by clicking the posters of that film. 

All the Best Pictures for this year's Oscars are: (the ones I've seen are bold in red)
  • American Hustle
  • Captain Phillips
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Gravity
  • Her
  • Nebraska
  • Philomena
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
So far in January I have seen 

On Instagram you can see all my posts about all the Oscar Best Picture Pictures I have seen at the hashtag #DBOscars2014