Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)

Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs is a 2019 animated film which features the voices of Chloe Mortez and Sam Claflin. The story is loosely based on Snow White and the seven dwarves but with a twist. An overweight woman(Mortez) is transformed into a beautiful version of herself thanks to a pair of magic red shoes and is teamed up with suitors who were magically … Continue reading Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019)

The Call of the Wild (2020)

Before writing anything about the film itself let it be noted following. (1) Screenplays are usually related to source materials (works of fiction or documentary depictions of factual events and experiences) with the phrase *based on*, which is mostly read as *copied from* (whether a fictitious depiction or reality) although fully faithful account of events and their protagonists almost never happens, so, in all fairness, … Continue reading The Call of the Wild (2020)

Human Capital (2019)

“Human Capital”, directed by Marc Meyers (“My Friend Dahmer”) is the second screen adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s novel of the same name. I have neither seen the first one nor read the book, but this version of “Human Capital”, mainly being carried on the shoulders of a great cast, is an effortful suburban tale of what happens when people get pushed to their limits, mental, … Continue reading Human Capital (2019)

The Hunt (2020)

Greetings again from the darkness. Let’s face it. It was a brilliant marketing strategy. In the wake of mass shootings, the release date of this film was delayed when its subject matter was deemed controversial, even scandalous The film’s new marketing slogan became, “The most talked about movie of the year is one that no one’s actually seen.” Of course, it wasn’t really true, as … Continue reading The Hunt (2020)

Divergent (2014)

I have read all three books written by Veronica Roth. I came in with expectations of character profiles and I reviewed the characters on IMDb. I understand that all book-to-movie adaptations make it difficult to fit in all the elements and are not perfect. It’s impossible to portray the book word for word. Despite knowing all of this, I came in with a low expectation. … Continue reading Divergent (2014)