Posts Tagged poignant

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Monday, March 4, 2013 No Comments

From start to poignant finish, The Perks of Being a Wallflower had me gripped, laughing, smiling and crying. It hit all the right notes at all the right moments. I wish I could say something bad about it for sake of contrast, but I can’t think of a single negative point. This is a very […]

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 No Comments

As of right now, Silver Linings Playbook is my favorite film of the year! It was so compelling and poignant, that, at least for now, it sits atop my movie of the year stack. The story, following Bradley Cooper and his struggle with bipolar disorder, was affluent with deep characters, great pacing, and a nice […]

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Martha Marcy May Marlene

Thursday, November 3, 2011 No Comments

Martha Marcy May Marlene, a movie whose title I struggle recalling even though I just saw it, was a well-shot, poignant story of inner strife. It may have been a bit cumbersome at points as I felt it was stretching out a point that, though adequately compelling, needed a little more vitality to keep me […]

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Hotel Rwanda (Blu-ray)

Thursday, May 19, 2011 No Comments

Was Hotel Rwanda a good movie? Sure, it was very good! It was emotionally powerful, and Don Cheadle acted marvelously. Was it amazing? Now that’s a tough question to answer. You see, this movie, being based on the horrifying acts of genocide that occurred in the early to mid 90’s in Rwanda, had the emotional […]

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Lars and the Real Girl (Blu-ray)

Thursday, April 21, 2011 1 Comment

Review Lars and the Real Girl holds a special place for me and Eli. You see, a few years ago, before we started Lazyreviewzzz, we wrote for a different website. At the time Eli was my editor, and the first review he ever edited for me was for this movie. How precious is that? Anyways, […]

Conviction

Conviction

Monday, April 4, 2011 No Comments

Conviction is the compelling true story of a woman who, against all odds, struggles to exonerate her brother. It’s a powerful film with gripping acting on the parts of Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and pretty much the entire cast. Honestly, this film was brilliantly acted from head to toe! Now, could the story have used […]

Incendies

Incendies

Thursday, February 17, 2011 1 Comment

Aside from the odd moments where the pacing was a bit slow, and the few times where it took me a couple of seconds to reorient myself to where the film was in the timeline, Incendies was a powerfully provocative and shocking story of a set of twins who, on request of their mother’s will, […]

Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 No Comments

You have to pay close attention while watching Never Let Me Go, because it requires concentration to understand what’s going on. But if you are attentive and allow this disquietingly eerie yet exceptionally poignant film about kids who were raised to be organ donors sink into your skin, you won’t regret it. It was amazingly […]

127 hours

127 Hours

Friday, November 26, 2010 1 Comment

Similar to Buried, the majority of 127 Hours was focused around one actor. However, though I reasonably enjoyed this movie, I think that Buried was, in comparison, superior. This true story about a hiker whose arm get’s trapped by a large rock had its ups, like James Franco’s fantastic acting, and some beautiful cinematography, but […]

Departures

Departures

Thursday, August 12, 2010 No Comments

After the orchestra gets disbanded, Daigo moves back to his hometown in an attempt to get back on his feet. Well, he does, but the job he finds involves the preparation of the deceased for funerals. Now, to say Departures is emotional is an understatement. However, if this film were awful, it wouldn’t have had […]

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