Every year, around this time, I go see one of the big time movies coming out at the height of Oscar season to potentially compete with the best and worst of that year. Sometimes they pay off… And sometimes they are a pain in the ass. I’m here to tell you today… This movie was fucking incredible! It is a beautiful film. It may not be the most visually appealing or memorable in the annals of history. But Manchester by the Sea is a brilliant character piece that focuses on the complex and realistic emotions of loss, love, and depression. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Manchester by the Sea”
FINALLY! I see something that is worth watching! After scowering the pages of Netflix looking for something worthwhile to watch, I came across an interesting little Indie film called Circle. A fascinating movie that delves into the realms of Twilight Zone science fiction horror as well as a genuine psychological experiment about the horrors of the human condition and what we, as a society, hold dear. I have to say that I am so happy that I stumbled upon this movie, it is quickly becoming a personal favorite of mine.
The story opens with 50 people wake up in a black room, standing in red circles, and surrounding a gigantic black orb. They quickly learn that if they step out of the red circle, they are killed by the black orb. Every two minutes someone is killed, seemingly by random chance. After several deaths, they learn that they have the power to vote for the people who are going to die. As people begin dying every two minutes, either by random or by chance, the people in the room must decide who dies, what they are doing there, and if there is anyway for them to make it out of their situation alive. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Circle”