Baby Driver (2017)

Baby Driver
Director: Edgar Wright
Writer: Edgar Wright
Cast: Ansel ElgortKevin Spacey, Jon BernthalJon HammJamie Foxx, Eiza GonzálezLily JamesCJ JonesSky FerreiraFlea
Seen on: 1.8.2017

Baby (Ansel Elgort) loves music (that drowns out his tinnitus) and driving, at which he’s also very good. A fact that Doc (Kevin Spacey) is using to his own advantage: he coerced Baby to drive during the robberies he meticulously plans. But Baby will soon have worked off his debts with Doc and is looking forward to a free life then, maybe with Debora (Lily James). But Doc isn’t willing to give Baby up all that easily.

Baby Driver wasn’t bad, but I expected it to be more than just nice. It’s well-made but there are quite a few things that didn’t work for me. I can’t help but feeling disappointed about it.

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The Green Inferno (2013)

The Green Inferno
Director: Eli Roth
Writer: Eli Roth, Guillermo Amoedo
Cast: Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, Kirby Bliss Blanton, Sky Ferreira, Magda Apanowicz, Nicolás Martínez, Aaron Burns, Richard Burgi
Part of: /slash Filmfestival Christmas special

Justine (Lorenza Izzo) is a young college student who is fascinated by a Alejandro (Ariel Levy) and the group of activists he leads. So when she gets the chance to accompany them to the Amazon to save an indigenous tribe and their homes, she jumps at the chance. But unfortunately that could very well be the worst decision of her life: First their bit of activism goes very wrong and then they find themselves in the clutches of a cannibalistic tribe.

The Green Inferno is a tribute to the 70s/80s Italian cannibal movies and it does a pretty perfect version of one of those films. As they tend to be offensive as hell, that’s not necessarily a good thing. But it is entertaining.


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Putty Hill (2010)

Putty Hill
Director: Matthew Porterfield
Writer: Matthew Porterfield
Cast: Sky Ferreira, Cody Ray, Dustin Ray, James Siebor Jr., Zoe Vance
Part of: Real America

In one of the poorer parts of Baltimore, family and friends come together for the funeral of a young man, Cory who died of an overdose. There are his brother (Cody Ray) and his sister (Zoe Vance), his cousin (Sky Ferreira) and her estranged father and simply his friends. But what did all of them really know about him?

Putty Hill plays nicely with its style (that often seems like a documentary and/or has an unseen interviewer butting in to ask questions directly of its charactes) but once the excitement of that stylistic approach fades, there’s nothing really left to keep the movie interesting.

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