Friday, December 26, 2014

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014): A "Standard" Love Story with Captivating Performances

The Theory of Everything

What do we know about Stephen Hawking? He’s a physicist (or theoretical physicist, or astrophysicist, or cosmologist). He’s that scientist with a disease that made him sit on his sophisticated wheel chair and talk using a computer. For most people (I mean, non-“science” people) he is world famous not because of his brilliant theories about the universe, but because of his statement about us no longer needing the existence of God, now that science can explain all the “magic” used to be explained by faith and religious tenets. “The Theory of Everything” covers the life of Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Hawking, with the most beautiful form of acting performance I have seen this year.

Monday, December 22, 2014

GONE GIRL (2014): A Bitter Pill for Marriage

Gone Girl

I am a 22-year-old male, single. You know what is in most of my chats with friends? Marriage. Wedding. Proposal, at least. Engagement. All those things. Here comes the ages all my friends are so concerned about those things more than anything else. But how lovely is it really to get married? “Gone Girl” gives you a new perspective on marriage, about how it actually is a crossing of not only the good but also the bad of two people, and how it may turn into a nightmare when you can’t end it even though you know it doesn’t work anymore. “Gone Girl” scars the viewers with a pill about marriage, so bitter it haunts.