Well this is an interesting week because I put down all the movies that fit the theme and realised I accidentally had a theme within a theme. It’s nothing special but I think it’s funny how all my movies this week begin with the letter “G”. Oh, and to make it even more special, my actual name starts with a letter “G” as well!
One of the most wonderful success stories of this year is definitely Jordan Peele’s Get Out. It’s not just a success in numbers but it’s actually more of a success because it’s truly interesting, horrific and socially aware. I didn’t mention Get Out last month not only because it didn’t fit the themes, but also because it’s the perfect film for the theme “stranger”. The main character is a stranger to this family, but also, a stranger to the society in a way, because the movie provokes such strong and powerful racial messages. It’s one of my favourite horror movies and I especially love the performances of the entire cast.
Another one of those surprises for me is definitely The Gift, which is about a stranger from the past suddenly making an appearance in a married couple’s life. It’s directed and written by Joel Edgerton, and plays the stranger himself, while Jason Bateman plats opposite to him. It’s interesting, it has a jump scare, it’s surprising.
Though Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby isn’t my favourite movie out there, I do appreciate it’s beauty. After reading the novel I watched the movie but honestly, I don’t know if it’s me, or not, but I still don’t get the entire plot. What I do know is that the mystery of Gatsby himself makes him a stranger to others, and maybe even to the viewer.
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