Category Archives: Movie Review

​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

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​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 🌟.

​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

Rinzy Reviews ‘The Incredible Hulk’ (2008)

This is the only  movie in the MCU I haven’t seen before. I’m happy I finally gave it a chance 👐. I can’t help but compare Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo. Who do you think gave us a better Bruce Banner/The Hulk? I say this because their iterations are very different even though it’s suppose to be the same character. 
General Ross’s brutality is at the frontline here, he’s shown to be a man of little, to no, mercy, with a never-say-never attitude, something that causes him to create a monster to fight another monster. He claims to be a good father, but we all know he really isn’t. Which leads rocky next question:

Where in the MCU is Liv Tyler’s Betty Ross? 

I enjoyed her performance so much that I’m angry she hasn’t popped up since 2008. I’m even angrier now about Bruce and Natasha being a thing,  🤢.

I also want to mention The Abomination, if returned with a proper story arc, he’d make a villain worthy of The Hulk’s size and anger.

Okay. I don’t think I have much to say again, so let me drop this. Even though ‘The Incredible Hulk’ is an interesting movie, it’s easily forgettable, bring my that the lead actor has been recast and the new one has found a way to make  the character his own. Yea, I prefer Mark Ruffalo, 😁.

I still recommend this movie to whoever hasn’t seen it, you’ll enjoy it. 

#TheIncredibleHulk #Marvel #MCU #EdwardNorton #MarkRuffalo #LivTyler #TheAbomination #BruceBanner #BettyRoss #GeneralRoss

​Rinzy Reviews ‘Coco’ (2017)

Have you seen ‘Book of Life’? 📖 If your answer is ‘yes’ then you might have heard certain reports about certain similarities between it and ‘Coco’. Just a quick thing to point out though, similarities in themes doesn’t equate to same story, plot or movie. Now we can continue. 👍 

‘Coco’ is an amazing movie, wooo! ☺ Animations are rarely this good, sparingly do they get to me the way this one did. It is near-perfect, the story was wonderfully crafted, graphics’ awesome, characters’ very relatable, an overall awesome package 🎁: something nice in something light.

I think what I loved most about this movie is that Coco wasn’t the main character, but was pivotal to moving the story forward. Main-characters Hector and Miguel were well motivated to do what’s right. I loved the family tree twists.

If you’ve not watched this, I recommend it for you. 👍 Watch and tell me what you think. 

#Rinzyreviews #Coco

​Rinzy Reviews ‘Jigsaw'(2017)

I’ve never really been a fan of the Saw franchise, but I decided to give ‘Jigsaw’ a chance and I didn’t regret it.

The movie started with a bang, which I want really feeling, but the energy was high enough to keep me invested. Then the bodies started to pile up, the mystery and the tension skyrocketed and all I could think was ‘who really is the killer?’ The original jigsaw or a copycat. The resolution was shocking, good for me.

Whoever loves blood and subtle gore would enjoy this mystery/crime drama. 

#Jigsaw #Horror