Our quick-to-read emotional take on films we can’t forget.
The Lost City of Z
My first reaction of The Lost City of Z wasn’t very favorable but since I watched it the film has been on my mind. Hear me why.
I didn’t remember the plot but was so fascinated with the atmosphere, some sounds or visuals would just jump back into my mind, so I wanted to rewatch it.
After rewatching I still don’t remember the plot. Something did happen. But does it matter? We are still all Lost.
Sometimes I think I am on a boat, with the rest of the crew, floating towards the City of Z, and everything that’s happening right now in my life is just an imagination of a bored mind.
It’s all here, my life is all real, but when I close my eyes I can hear and smell the Amazon river. I am truly lost in that film and quite ok with it.
It was the last day of summer.
Naturally, I went to my local DVD rental place (remember those?) and picked something by its cover – it looked like it was hot and sunny: just my desperate attempt to prolong summer.
I was watching it with my mom. 5 Minutes into the film I said out loud ‘Hh my God, it is fantastic’. As a reply I only heard a snore: my mom fell asleep on the sofa. It was a hot August afternoon. I don’t blame her.
So I watched it. Alone.
10 minutes into the film I was in love with it: it was like finally finding someone who understands you which is precious for a teenager who thinks she’s totally alone in this world.
Memento spoke to me like no other film: in a tricky yet incredibly logical non-linear narrative.
In Memento time and memories found a way to express themselves in a weird way in which mind perceives them.
My brain was singing with joy. It was pure music.
For the first time, I found some structure in my memory & time relation.
Whenever I feel disappointed in life, when days are grey and monotonous, I remember that life is full of miracles – like the miracle I was part of on that hot August afternoon when I watched Memento.
The best film about love?
Through this painful journey to the Moon and Neptune, going further and further away from home.
Getting closer and closer to inner self.
You find the ability to forgive,
to let go,
and to be happy.
Happy Saint Valentines Day to everyone, in the world where Ad Astra movie exists – you are not alone.
The Bravest of Them All (Arrival)
Science Fiction films have always provided a great platform for shaping strong female leads. Perhaps, for some, it was easier to imagine the existence of independent strong women in the imaginative worlds far far away.
But who is the Bravest of them all?
Louise Banks in Arrival. The one who chose the years of happiness, knowing that at one point it’d result in a tragedy. Knowing the future and still going ahead. Choosing life. Choosing love. Choosing to see the smile of her daughter. Choosing the chance to dance with her. Choosing years of happiness, years of pain.
Louise knew what the future held for her and humanity.
But even for the rest of us, not knowing what the future holds, the bravest decision is choosing life and happiness.
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