Who lives down Cloverfield Lane?

Now this post will be super short. 10 Cloverfield Lane is probably best watched without knowing much at all about the movie itself so I try not to go to specifics here. In fact I really will not go into detail at all. What you see below is one cast member and that’s about all you get.

10 Cloverfield Lane

What you do need to know is that this film seems to divide viewers and not everyone likes this film. And since we can see her in the picture above, I will also add that Mary Elizabeth Winstead does a great job (as does the rest of the main cast).

It’s also probably safe to say a word or two about the director, Dan Trachtenberg. He has since then directed one of the better episodes of the scifi television series Black Mirror. But considering this is his only proper movie credit as a director, he’s really done a great job and we’ll probably hear from him again.

Since I’m avoiding talking about the movie, should also add that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in another great television series, Fargo, later on this year. Personally I thought the first season was better than second, so I’m fairly anxious to see if third season turns out any good (or better).

Acting is great throughout, the atmosphere is perfect for this type of film, cinematography is ok. One thing I’m not sure about is the name of the movie, I’m not sure it’s the best choice, but I have also read about the process behind it, so I guess it made sense at the time. The movie was produced by J.J. Abrams and I suppose he had something to do with it.

And if you absolute must, then keep going but really, it’s best you just watch the film.

Watch 10 Cloverfield Lane trailer below

Harvey Milk

Who’s he then?

It was one of those occasions of going to see a movie you absolutely have no clue about. I’d never heard about Harvey Milk. I saw the poster of Milk. I read somewhere it’s good. It’s directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Sean Penn so I didn’t need to know more and I prefer not to know too much about a film before seeing it.

Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk

Although I must admit I’m not a big fan of Gus Van Sant really…

Milk, the story of Harvey Milk was a surprise to me though. Brilliantly acted. And captures the era perfectly. Sean Penn is amazing, as is the rest of the cast. The structure of the film works nicely, even if it does keep everything nicely predictable throughout the film. But I suppose that isn’t really an issue with a story based on real events and fairly famous public figure – even if I’ve never heard of him. Then again there are many completely fictitious films that aren’t based on any facts that follow a similar structure.  And then there are films that claim to be based on a true story and are not- I need to watch Fargo again.

Sean Penn has proved himself to be a very versatile actor who can cope with any kind of role and create very touching characters. The movie is slightly long though and occasionally appears to repeat itself a lot. And it’s certainly not your average Saturday night action packed blockbuster entertainment package.