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Midnight Thoughts #20: 14 Movies, 14 Scribbled Reviews (Part 2)

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Part 2, 7 foreign-language films, let's go:

8. 25th March 2020 - Roma


- I didn't want her to be born -

I like to think that Roma is how Alfonso Cuaron, the director of the movie, tries to present us with another point of view on looking at things. Usually, in most movies, domestic workers will be the background of the movie because they are deemed not important. But this time, we are given the opportunity to look at a world constructed by Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a domestic worker that works in a high middle-class family at Colonia Roma district. She is the front and centre of the movie even though there is a lot going on in the background. While she dealt with her daily chores and unwanted pregnancy, her employers, Sofia (Marina de Tavira) and (Antonio Fernando Grediaga) were going through a divorce, the country is experiencing social unrest while the government seized lands from the poor. All the latter themes usually will be a good source for a good family drama and biopics. …

Midnight Thoughts #19: 14 Movies, 14 Scribbled Reviews (Part 1)

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The movement restriction order initiated by the state started on 18th Mac 2020 till 31st Mac 2020. Just to make an already restrictive life slightly entertaining, fruitful (thesis: am I a joke to you?), I decided to watch 14 movies per day, 7 US films and 7 foreign-language films and write short reviews on all these movies.

Without further adieu, let's go: [SPOILERS!]

1. 18th March 2020 - Jojo Rabbit 

- Fuck off, Hitler -

Taika Waititi rewrites the fate of the Thor Saga. The first two was abysmal, and the third is not only fun to watch, but it is also good, right up there with the likes of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. 

And again, he delivered, this time on Jojo Rabbit. Saw one review saying this movie is directed with kids in mind, lamented how single-minded this movie is. But isn't it the point of the movie, about a child, struggling with his own inner demons and his good side. It's a child pov in the movie for crying out loud.  


Anyway, …