What I did see....... an Agatha Christie homage apparently, a UK gang related romance, the latest (last? hopefully) Star Wars film and Little Women
|Blue Story (2019)|
Friendships, separation, rivalry, family, love, gang membership, violence.... quite sad really. Enjoyable and thought provoking. Great soundtrack though don't ask me what any of the tracks used were.
Blue Story is a 2019 British drama film written, directed, and narrated by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu) through the medium of rap. The film is Rapman's feature directorial debut and is based on his 2014 YouTube series of the same name.
The film was released in the UK on 22 November 2019.
Blue Story is the tragic tale of best friends Marco and Timmy who, from different areas of London (Peckham and Deptford), find themselves becoming enemies in a violent and insidious postcode war. Blue Story is based around events of Rapman's own personal experiences growing up in Deptford, in the London Borough of Lewisham, and being sent to school in Camberwell, in the London Borough of Southwark, thereby crossing gang-affiliated borders.
BBC Films say the film "powerfully depicts the futility of gang violence".
|Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)|
Well I enjoyed it more than I expected to. I'm not a massive fan of the series, though I have probably seen most of them more than once. Is there anyone who hasn't?
Kept me entertained and I avoided looking at my watch constantly, which is a massive positive when compared to Avengers films watched recently. (2 hours 22 mins long, so it wasn't mega long) Don't buy me the DVD though.
When it's discovered that the evil Emperor Palpatine did not die at the hands of Darth Vader, the rebels must race against the clock to find out his whereabouts. Finn and Poe lead the Resistance to put a stop to the First Order's plans to form a new Empire, while Rey anticipates her inevitable confrontation with Kylo Ren.
|Knives Out (2019)|
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc arrives at his estate to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Thrombey's untimely demise.
|Little Women (2019)|
In the years after the Civil War, Jo March lives in New York and makes her living as a writer, while her sister Amy studies painting in Paris. Amy has a chance encounter with Theodore, a childhood crush who proposed to Jo but was ultimately rejected. Their oldest sibling, Meg, is married to a schoolteacher, while shy sister Beth develops a devastating illness that brings the family back together.
1. Blue Story
2. Knives Out
3. Little Women
4. Star Wars - The Rise of Skywalker