Sometimes I just like to do things out of the spur of the moment. Lately I’ve been to the cinema more than in the past year (not really, but it feels that way) and I just wanted to share with you my most recent discoveries.
The Big Sick
This movie is something I’ve been craving for a while now. I don’t know what happened to the regular, sweet and funny RomComs, but it’s been ages since I’ve seen something worthwhile. The wait for The Big Sick vindicated me for all of it.
Based on the real life love story of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (who also co-wrote the script together), this movie is everything you could possibly want. It is simple yet powerful in its storytelling, it is laugh-out-loud-hilarious and very current. The title may make it seem like a serious movie with a tragic end, but it’s quite the contrary. The Big Sick just feels real and that even though I know that some scenes are exaggerated for comic purposes. Something I also really appreciated was that you get to see Muslims portrayed in a fun way. I’ve seen quite a couple interviews with the creators now and that’s something that was really important to them, so I am glad they did this film.
It just started releasing in bigger cities over the past week, but they could really use the support to spread out into more theaters over the next month. It’s definitely worth a watch in my opinion!
I wouldn’t say Edgar Wright reinvented the action genre, but he did accomplish an amazing feat with Baby Driver. It is incredibly stylish, includes music in the best ways without making it a musical of any sorts and there’s just something about choreographed drifting that makes my heart sing.
Often it feels like they want to make things bigger and bigger with each action sequence, but even with astonishing gun fights and car chases, Baby Driver never seems over the top. There is story, there are dream-like sequences, there are consequences to actions – there’s just such a great balance between keeping it real and making it art at the same time. I loved how everything built up and didn’t disappoint. I had a lot of fun watching this movie and instantly downloaded the soundtrack to my phone afterwards. Seriously, I now have Egyptian Reggae on my playlist and no regrets whatsoever.
What are some movies that have made you fall in love lately?