Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Girl on Train poster Who knew commuting on a train every day could lead to so much excitement

Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans
Director: 
Tate Taylor

Synopsis: Rachel (Emily Blunt) is an alcoholic who is still struggling from the breakdown of her marriage. Every day she catches the train too and from New York City all the while drinking to drown her sorrows and observing the lives of two households along the route. On one such occasion she randomly leaves the train and then wakes up in her apartment, covered in blood and with no memory of the previous day until a missing person report on the news has her questioning her involvement and determined to figure out the truth of what happened. Continue reading Movie Review: The Girl on the Train (2016)

Movie Review: Mute (2018)

Mute 1Stuff happens, things get weird, it’s in the future and the main guy is an Amish mute.

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux
Director: 
 Duncan Jones

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Set in a future full of flying cars, A.I., cyborg limbs and electronics pretty much everywhere, our star character Leo (Alexander Skarsgard) is of course Amish and devout to the point of turning his back on televisions and living as simplistic a lifestyle as he possibly can in a modern city. To top it off, he’s mute, caused by an accident at a young age that his Amish mother refused to see medical treatment to fix because of their beliefs. Not only is he trying to live as a mute in a world that literally has countless resources to assist with talking (be it a phone or even surgery to provide an electronic voice box) and not using any of them because of his belief system, his girlfriend goes missing and he sets out to find her in the process unravelling a whole other side of her life he wasn’t aware of. Continue reading Movie Review: Mute (2018)