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Category: Movies

films to watch + Kill Bill: Vol. 1 review

Last week I started putting together a list of films that I simply need to watch. Now most are referenced in the Gilmore Girls, but they tend to watch good films for the most part, or at least classics, all opinions aside. Others are films I just personally want to watch. Also there are classic films that aren’t referenced in the Gilmore Girls that I should just watch anyways.

I’m deciding to review all these films as I slowly watch them all, because not only do I want to watch these films, I also want content for my blog and I want to improve my film review skills, which currently suck.

So let’s just cut to it because earlier tonight I watched Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

Normally I would probably wait and let the film sink in a bit before I reviewed it, but I decided against making a seperate post specifically for this one film.

Now it’s really hard to explain the idea of Kill Bill without misleading people in any which way, or spoiling anything that someone might not want spoiled, all because it’s a Tarantino movie. Let’s just pass the whole “synopsis” part of the review.

This movie is nuts! But that’s not to say I didn’t love it. Quentin Tarantino makes great movies, and they’re great because of the crazy factor.

I love the creativity put into the violence, and that since the kills are unrealistic more blood is added and is spurting like there’s no tomorrow. It’s wonderful.

There are three performances I personally want to commend. Uma Thurman as the leading lady and the most badass character, Lucy Liu as another badass head bitch in charge, and Chiaki Kuriyama as the insane but badass Go Go.

I can’t wait to watch Vol. 2, now.


Anonymous review

What’s your word count now?  Are you satisfied with your progress or panicked that you won’t have enough time to finish by November 30?

Well it’s not November, so I’m going to review Anonymous instead.

I was really excited to see Anonymous and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. It wasn’t what I really expected, either, which was great. The idea of the film as a whole was as expected, but the whole story and the details were a surprise.

It was exciting, dramatic, with funny bits (not too many, mind you), awesome scenery when any plays were being performed! Jamie Campbell Bower was in it, which was a lovely surprise, because I really like him in period roles. David Thewlis was in it too; that I didn’t know, as well. But all the acting was wonderful.

I’m having difficulties saying anything about this film, having only and hour since it finished to think it over.

All I can say in conclusion, though, is I strongly recommend it. Especially if you liked Shakespeare in Love. (There’s just less romance in Anonymous than in Shakespeare in Love). That is all.