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It’s been a few years since I became engrossed in the art of film-watching, a few years for story-writing, and approximately a year since I nursed the idea of  having a platform where I communicate my many theories and film ideas to a public as enthusiastic as I am about films (Movies and TV series). Here we are, Rinzy Reviews: A dream come true.

Though not the best, it’s an attempt worth it. I believe greatly in building a vision from whatever present capacity (no matter how minute it might seem). I know we’ll have plenty happy times here, joyous memories that we’ll come to treasure in the near future.

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​Rinzy Reviews ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ (2017)

It’s not everyday we get a Hollywood movie that induces genuine fear of the powers behind the supernatural. I’m not talking about the TV show. Neither I’m I talking about the many fantastic movies that touches on the element. The funny thing about this movie is that it doesn’t even try hard to be what it is. It doesn’t rub it on our faces. It just takes us on a journey from a point that is confusing and unsettling to another where all we can feel for the characters is pity because of how much they’ve had to endure.

Starring Colin Farrell as Dr. Stephen Murphy, a man who we meet in a vague relationship with a boy old enough to be his son. I must admit, at first, it seemed as though there exists something sexual between them, but it turns out we were being misled as what Dr. Murphy suffers from is guilt and not lust. Guilt as he’s responsible for the boy, Martin, having one parent less unbeknownst to Dr. Murphy, young Martin’s had been bidding his time and plotting the ultimate diabolical revenge. 

Colin Farrell brings his A-game to this one. With a full beard, it’s obvious he can do no wrong. I enjoyed his performance as much as I did in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). Nicole Kidman plays the long-suffering wife very well too. I know I don’t give her credit as much as is due, she’s a terrific actress, she brings to live the woman ready to do whatever it takes to protect yet family. Though there were a lapses in her characterization in a few scenes, they came across, to me, as oversights in the eyes of the director/writer, more than the actress’ fault. 

I liked the story, it brought the old moral with it – the law of karma, reaping whatever you sow, a life for a life, that kind of thing. Though it wasn’t exactly clear to what extent Martin’s connection to the spiritual were, the little given was well received by me, as it didn’t hurt the propgression of the movie, and kind of kept me on my toes. 

It’s an enjoyable watch. You should try it if you still haven’t. 

I rate it a 7/10

​Rinzy Recommends ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ (2017)

With a stellar cast, it isn’t a surprise this movie boasts of beautiful performances. Kenneth Branagh, who stars, also did a good job directing. Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe and a lot other talents feature in the supporting category. Do you see what I mean? 😁.
Basically, the movie is a murder mystery, as the name already implies. What it doesn’t tell you is the shocking twist that awaits those who haven’t read the book or watched any of the previous live-action installments. Who killed Ratchet? You’ll find out when you watch it yourself. 

I rate it a 7/10. 🌟. 

If you haven’t yet, you should go see this. 

​Rinzy Reviews ‘Lady Bird’ (2017)

For a long time I wondered in silence the height of hype that surrounded this movie. The first time I tried it I couldn’t get past the first five minutes, but seeing the continuous surge of raving reviews it had, I had to give it another shot, using my secret formula for enduring a seemingly boring movie. It worked. I’ve now joined millions around the world who give this movie an A+ 😉.
If you’re one of the many people unhappy with their lives in one way or the other, I believe you, too, can relate with the main character Christine, who prefers to be called Lady Bird. 

The movie touches on many topics that trial young adults unhappy with where they’re coming from, where they are, as they believe they’re capable of so much more. 

If you still haven’t watched it, now is your chance to do so

I rate it a 9 🌟.

This Is Us (s02e14)

Ever since ‘This Is Us’ revealed Jack Pearson didn’t live long enough to see the 21st century, everyone has been waiting impatiently to see how exactly he died. The recent episode (s02e14), which is a Jack-death-centric one, reveals everything and it’s a painful one. 

If you haven’t watched it, go do so before SPOILERS fall on you. 

I’ll just drop something here. Remember how Kate has always blamed herself for her dad’s death? Yes. She deserves the blame and more. She did kill her dad. To find out how this happened, you should go watch the episode. ✌. Mandy Moore’s performance is killing it! Those tears. The intensity with which she brings forth Rebecca’s emotions is nothing short of beautiful.
Randal, Kevin, Toby and Miguel also make appearances, but this episode wasn’t really for them to shine. Lest I forget, Randal’s first born Tess did shine in this episode. I liked the twist even though I saw it coming (it was the same twist employed in the first episode of the show: the one that got me engrossed). #ThisIsUs #NBC #JackPearson #KatePearson

​Rinzy Reviews ‘The Open House’ (2018).

Quick notice #SpoilerAlert!!!😁.
And I have my 2018 movie review. 👏 👏 👏… Yeah, I know. Finally. 

What I don’t really know is , how could I have been anticipating this movie? Maybe I projected my love for ’13 Reasons Why’ due to lead Dylan Minnette. 🤔. I really don’t know. 

The movie starts like every other horror movie, it shows us the leads and tries to establish a mystery. At first, I could relate. Who wouldn’t? 🙄. A boy had lost his father, a wife her husband, both are plunged into poverty and try to cope. See. Everything is good until… Her own sister gives her accomodation at a place up for sale, filled with only weird people. Lord! 🤕.

After so much scare tactic, weakly employed, the person behind the many weird things happening in the house, phone disappearing and appearing, gas knob repeatedly going off during baths, and so on, turns out to be an ordinary man with a knack for stalking open houses.

This is a sad one. 😔. 😢. 😠. Normally, I’d say this bad outing would affect the rest of my 2018 movie experience, but with Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War on the horizon, such a vision cannot come to pass.

#TheOpenHouse #HorrorMovie #BlackPanther #InfinityWar

The Razzies Award 2018 Nomination List

I’m especially excited for the Razzies this year. 2017 had its share of ups and down, but I feel it had more gloom than the proverbial light. 

Here are the nominees for this year’s Razzies scheduled for the Feb. 3, a day before the Oscars. 

Go through and tell me your preferred winners. 
1. Worst Picture

Baywatch 

The Emoji Movie 

Fifty Shades Darker 

The Mummy 

Transformers: The Last Knight 
2. Worst Actress

Katherine Heigl, Unforgettable

Dakota Johnson, Fifty Shades Darker 

Jennifer Lawrence, Mother!

Tyler Perry, Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween 

Emma Watson, The Circle
3. Worst Actor

Tom Cruise, The Mummy 

Johnny Depp, Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 

Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades Darker 

Zac Efron, Baywatch 

Mark Wahlberg, Daddy’s Home 2, Transformers: The Last Knight
4. Worst Supporting Actor

Javier Bardem, Mother!, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Russell Crowe, The Mummy 

Josh Duhamel, Transformers: The Last Knight 

Mel Gibson, Daddy’s Home 2 

Anthony Hopkins, Collide & Transformers: The Last Knight
5. Worst Supporting Actress

Kim Basinger, Fifty Shades Darker 

Sofia Boutella, The Mummy 

Laura Haddock, Transformers: The Last Knight 

Goldie Hawn, Snatched 

Susan Sarandon, A Bad Moms Christmas
6. Worst Screen Combo

Any Combination of Two Characters, Two Sex Toys, or Two Sexual Positions, Fifty Shades Darker 

Any Combination of Two Humans, Two Robots, or Two Explosions, Transformers: The Last Knight

Any Two Obnoxious Emojis, The Emoji Movie 

Johnny Depp and His Worn-out Drunk Routine, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales 

Tyler Perry and Either the Ratty Old Dress or Worn-out Wig, Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween
7. Worst Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel

Baywatch 

Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween 

Fifty Shades Darker 

The Mummy 

Transformers: The Last Knight
8. Worst Director

Darren Aronofsky, Mother!

Michael Bay, Transformers: The Last Knight

James Foley, Fifty Shades Darker 

Alex Kurtzman, The Mummy

Anthony (Tony) Leonidis, The Emoji Movie 
9. Worst Screenplay

Baywatch 

The Emoji Movie 

Fifty Shades Darker 

The Mummy 

Transformers: The Last Knight

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