One year ago, I got an opportunity to watch Tyrant an American drama series that revolve around politics, power, ideologists, romance, betrayal, murder, religion, and above all a dictator in the middle East.
Despite the fact that there were many sexual scenes as opposed to my religious beliefs, I must say that the series was on point. It was realistic and an actual presentation of what goes on in the most Arab countries plus other few countries around the world.
This is not to affirm that other countries are perfect and their rulers commit no such threats, crimes and all sorts of cruel acts, but my idea is that Tyrant was exceptional.
The series stars Fares Fares and so does “The Nile Hilton Incident” (2017)
Back to “The Nile Hilton Incident” (2017), Fares Fares is again introduced and this time round with a bad boy nature, quite different from the character portrayed in the series. He has appeared in many movies such as; A Conspiracy of Faith, Safe House, Jalia! Jalia! among others.
Noredin (Fares Fares) is a police officer in Egypt, who gets absorbed with finding justice about a murder case. In a corrupt, filled city (Cairo), Noredin starts his intense investigations after a renowned club singer is killed in the Nile Hilton hotel. The first person to see the event is the hotel black maid who is greatly frightened.
As Noredin explores the murder case deeper, he finds that it isn’t the murder case he thought it would be. It actually includes Egypt’s elite political politicians.
This creates impossibilities, but Noredin decides to continue with his work even when putting his own life on the verge during the chaos of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011
Directed and written by Tarik Saleh, The Nile Hilton Incident was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival (2017) where it won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: dramatic
I personally find Fares Fares as a captivating actor in case one has watched some of his movies like Tyrant and this one. I have seen vigour filled actors and actresses and I haven’t seen it with Fares, but the movies he is handed are just awesome.
This fascinating theoretical drama will take your breath away and it is obviously seen from the trailer
The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)
An eye catching drama probably a comic story with its own world ventures and mysteries. We have no idea whether racing with time can end up in the favor of a human being, but what we know right now is that; it is the best thing to do.
Directed by the brothers; Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie, Good Time depicts one of the greatest bond two brothers can share in real life. From the trailer, Good Time draws your attention into the depth of the criminality that the two brothers posses, yet still capturing your concern for their survival.
Good Time follows a failed bank robbery that lands one of the brothers in jail. The twisted adventure emerges when Constantine Nikas (Robert Pattison) embarks on a dangerous mission to save his beloved brother from jail.
As Constantine Nikas tries to save Nick Nikas (Benny Safdie), he falls into major violence that may render the mission impossible and at the same time put an end to the two brothers’ lives. How will it end, watch the space as a brother rescues another
From Twilight, Good Time might be Robert Pattison’s striking movie in years. He is presented as a totally different man with a badass style. His games are slow, polite, but there is a fire that burns within them. The drama film is one of the most anticipated movies of 2017, however much it hasn’t generated millions of critics from the fans
Alongside Robert Pattison stars Benny Safdie who is actually one of the directors. The two stars depict a rare connection on the screen perfectly presenting the movie. The slow consuming movie got an ideal actor (Robert) due to his calm and humble acting characters yet very special and awarding
Good Time recently had a screening at the Cannes Festival acquiring a standing ovation. This could be an indication of the great success that awaits the movie
From the main prospectors, the film is a breakthrough, most especially for Robert. The film has earned a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a favorable identification from other film rating sources
Good Time was recently selected to compete for the Palme d’Or alongside other movies like In the Fade, The Square, The Beguiled among others
Guy Lodge and David Rooney are among those with positive reviews for Good Time
Good Time (2017)
It is Britain and we are in it’s future where we get to learn of a man named Alex DeLarge who leads one of the criminal gang in the city. His group commits all sorts of crimes, including using illegal drugs. On one evening, Alex and his crew engage in a violent attack and later they head to a writer’s home. They beat him up to the extent that he would never walk again and from there, Alex rapes the man’s wife in a disgusting way.
When they again attack a certain woman’s house, one of the crew members attacks Alex with a bottle and he is left behind unconscious to be arrested by the police.
At the police station, Alex is convicted of murder and rape and is sentenced to 14 years in prison. Fortunately, Alex learns of the certain program that any criminal can join for experimental purposes. The program also promises one’s freedom much more than he expects. Alex decides to join the program after serving two years, but the plan fails along the way
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
In a tense thriller that entirely expresses director Taylor Sheridan’s extraordinary skills, the mystery of a murder is uncovered in a snowy and icy Native American Reservation. ‘Hell or High Water’ reveals an FBI agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen) who is on top of the of the mysterious murder in an Indian Reservation (Wind River). As she is sent to investigate the highs and lows of the case, she herself looks unready for the seemingly impossible case and above all in a harsh weather.
The information landed into the FBI department after a veteran Fish and wildlife service agent Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner) landed on an identified dead body in the deserted tree filled area filled with snow.
Bad as the conditions may look, Jane Banner As the two execute their duties, they clash with the Indian community unfolding the truth beneath the game
Jeremy Renner looks to be in an extraordinary action as with his help, the FBI manages to acquire clues about the dead girl and her parents who have no idea of who might have committed such a terrible act.
Wind River opens the original debut of Taylor Sheridan which has so far won the Un Certain Regard for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival. Collecting credited characters, Wind River is such a blockbuster, though silent in nature. It is a crime, Action, Thriller and Mystery movie set for the September release.
Wind River (2017)
Back in the American history, the truth will be uncovered in the present time. In 1967, a police raid in Detroit resulted into days riot with the young and black adults filling the 12th street. Based on a true story “the Algiers Motel incident” that occurred on July, 25, 1967, in Detroit Michigan. It began as a simple riot, but culminated in clashes between the black Americans and the police.
The crime, drama, history and thriller film is set for the August release to mark the 50th anniversary ever since the event took place in America.
The background of the event emerges it’s root on the then ongoing party celebrations for the return of the Vietnam War Veterans. The riot had been going on for at least two days, but the actual dramatic scenes began when the Detroit police was poured on the 12th street, raiding a black man’s owned business that hosted a blind pig what can also be called an illegal bar. The police started loading the patrons on the police vans, but they were more than expected. As this was going on, the black man’s son (business owner) threw a bottle at the police hence stirring the riot. Several businesses were rotted, the black citizens expressed their anger with all sorts of violence. The officers were at first restrained from taking action, but as the riot only escalated, they used their powers to put down the black community
Poor Matilda returns to the most unbelievable moment when she comes back home from shopping. Her entire family is murdered at the age of 12 years. This is all because her poor father who was also abusive was involved with the dangerous drug dealer who used his apartment for part of his cocaine business. After the boss learned that Matilda’s father used to steal some of the cocaine, he ambushed the family leaving no one breathing behind.
In the same story building, there is a hitman who is fond of watching old movies and taking care of a plant. Take cere of her since all her family is gone. She automatically doesn’t know what she is dealing with at that particular moment.
With hesitation, the hitman takes on Matilda and after learning who the man really is, Matilda asks him to teach and train her his tactics so that she may be able to take revenge on the mafia who killed her entire family
The hitman learns to live with Matilda and as he trains her, Matilda takes care of the apartment plus teaching the hitman how to read
Leon: The Professional (1994)
The Departed (2006): The missions of the two moles take us on a heartfelt adventure as they both fight to preserve their lives after being detected. mobster Frank and is now a mole for the police. On the other hand, Billy Costigan (Leonardo Dicaprio) is also recruited as a mole for the organized crime before graduating from the police academy. As he feels thrilled, he foregoes his studies and ends up in prison to for a higher credibility.
As they both perfectly fit into their roles as the moles, they enter into a triangle of an affair, power and recognition. A run up takes place where each of them gets to know that they are moles and this sets their feelings towards another on the different level. Though the two now hold grudges, they are always ready to help each other in case of any trouble.
But with one move, they are both discovered by the organization that they are moles. Each one’s identity must be disclosed and they are now going down as traitors. These men are cruel and monsters and are unwilling to let them go.
The Departed (2006)
At the age of 26, Travis Bickle gets out of the US marine army in total respect. He is a humble guy and generally attractive. Now he has to make a new living and he decides to become a taxi driver in the New York City, filled with its own troubles and different ways of living. He decides to drive in the night due to his chronic insomnia and apart from driving his clients, he enjoys porn movies plus a diary that he walks around with.
Since Travis has a lot of time for himself, he ventures into watching over the town during the night and day, witnessing all types of crimes and prostitution in the night. In no time, he becomes interested in a politician and when they get to know each other, he takes her out to watch a porn movie and she becomes disgusted. She leaves never to talk to Travis again, despite Travis’ efforts.
Talking to another driver, Travis is encouraged to acquire a gun from a dealer and Travis now begins on a dangerous path in his life.
Taxi Driver (1976)
A boxing promoter (Jason Statham) finds himself in the middle of dangerous and hungry wolves which puts his life in danger.
In a boxing match taking place, it seems like every one’s mind is allured, especially for our friend Turkish and his gang. When their boxer gets badly beaten by Mickey, they get another alternative that brings Mickey into their deal of fighting for them. They also encourage him to lose and while they are all taken up, their precious diamond gets stolen.
Franky must head to London to find a popular diamond dealer Doug. The period is filled with panic and at least everyone is trying to come up with a solution. One of the advisors tells Franky to acquire a gun from Boris, who is an ex-KGB agent. Boris is also trying to steal the diamond before he handles it over to Doug.
Just as it is called snatch, whoever hears about the precious diamond wants to snatch it from the owner. Funny occasions lead to another while many are losing their lives just because of the diamond. The power exposed by the gangsters in a major battle of retrieving the diamond won’t go unnoticed.
In 1935, Paul is an officer at a certain Penitentiary where he meets one of the greatest challenges in his life. He is given the responsibility of guarding death row criminals, but he himself is not that good health wise. He has a severe bladder infection. Worst of all, he is a black guy known to have a mental problem.
Percy is one of the death row fellows, who is so cruel and abusive, whereas Arlen on the other hand is somehow a friendly fellow. Along with the other death row fellows, Paul is treated to one of the greatest experiences in his life. John Coffey is discovered with supernatural powers and he practices them on Paul. Paul gets healed from in bladder infection. John goes ahead to heal Melinda Moores a woman with a brain tumor, things become unbelievable when John resurrects Mr. Jingles. But there is someone who won’t escape; Percy is made to get obsessed with all the evil powers and afflictions. Though all that happens will John escape the charges that are leading him to his grave?
The Green Mile (1999)
Sir Wilfrid Robarts is a well-known barrister for the poor or the underprivileged. After being bedridden for some time, he thinks that his duty is much more important than being down in his bed. Despite his nurse’s disapproval and objections, Sir Wilfrid comes back in full swing and this time, he is to take on a bigger case which might worsen his heart’s condition.
It is suspected that Leonard killed the woman since she was rich, old and a window in order to take her wealth. The accusers believe that Leonard wanted to have a significant part in Mrs. Emily French’s will. As substantial evidence is generated, it only points to Leonard as the murderer.
Even though that is the case, Sir Wilfrid believes that Vole is innocent and goes ahead to prove his judgment. He reaches out to Vole’s German wife Christine, who seems reserved about the matter, but Sir Wilfrid manages to get vital evidence as he talks with her. Sir Wilfrid has to continue with the case that might be taking him down.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Movie:The Usual Suspects (1995) Quite an interesting movie that will keep you off the chair finding answers. After a truck is hijacked in New York, suspects are arrested. They are then brought in for a court session, but they plead innocent. They are released and instead plan to revenge the police that pulled them into that mess. Fortunately, their revenge carried out in a form of an operation goes successfully and they are totally satisfied.
A sudden hit is felt, that one of the formerly well-known criminal Keyser Soze must have had a part in their previous arrest. As they look deeper into their lives and the activities they have been doing, it comes clear that Keyser Soze is seeking revenge for their misdeeds to the Turkish crime Lord. In their search to really understand and know who Keyser Soze a Turkish crime Lord is, they enter into bigger ambushes and critical situations.
They continue to find safety, but the mission is soon declared impossible. Will they survive from someone they don’t understand?
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) In Alabama during the early 1930s, there lives a man Atticus, who now lives with his two children Jem and Scout after his wife’s death. He is a town lawyer with no prejudice or discrimination and totally respects everyone regardless of his or her status. He is also a good father and very tolerant. He lets his children call him by his first name and is totally and gives them freedom of exploring the whole town.
Due to the freedom, Jem and Scout get close to their neighbor Arthur “Boo” Radley. As that is not enough, they also get exposed to the bad habits in their town, since it is characterized by poverty and all sorts of things.
It is not long enough when their father is tasked by the local judge to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. In the court, people gather up forming a big mob, but Atticus is completely unaware of their motive and purpose. A series of attacks arise as Atticus defends the black man who is seen as a minority
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Joining efforts to hunt down a serial killer who is lost in his own beliefs that his acts are a sign of absolution, two powerful detectives must explore the darkest part of this unknown killer to find many reasons. Detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Mills (Brad Pitt) are the greatest detectives who manage to discover part of the serial killer’s technique after the evidence they collect at a previous scene. The serial killer uses the seven deadly sins to punish those he wishes.
The two detectives investigate a couple of murders that include an obese man who is believed to have been forced to eat until his stomach burst, a defense attorney, who died due to severe bloodletting and the removal of some flesh.
John Doe goes to graphically illustrate the killer’s intentions with the sins. Detective Somerset goes ahead to learn more about the seven deadly sins while detective Mills strive hard to enter into the killer’s mind. To look back, detective Somerset describes the obese man’s death as gluttony and the rich defense attorney as greed.
As crime fills LA in the 1950s, we meet three detectives each with his own tactics of finding criminals. We are first led to Sergeant Edmund “Ed” who was triggered into the act of investigating after his father a legendary LAPD detective Preston Exley was killed by unknown murderers.
Then we meet Sergeant Jack Vincennes who is a narcotics detective and is also a technical adviser for a popular TV drama series “Badge of Honor”. When he goes ahead to advise Sid Hudgens a publisher of “Hush Hush” magazine about adding celebrity news, especially arrests into the magazine to attract more readers, Matt Reynolds becomes a target to be involved in a homosexuality scandal. Unfortunately, Reynolds is found dead and Jack is determined to find the killer
Lastly, Ed beef each other. White is a wanted man since he was involved in beating some criminals who were trying to take the role of a now imprisoned gangster.
All the three set out to bring criminals to justice
L.A. Confidential (1997)
As a gang chases their chicken meant for a meal, it so happens that their chicken escapes into an area called Cidade de Deus (City of God). It is eventually cut off and stops in between the gang and a young man called Rocket. This takes back to the 1960s,
There is a group made of three young boys; Clipper, Shaggy, and Goose who is a brother to Rocket, who rob rich business owners and share their loot with the citizens and in return, they are protected. On one occasion, they are left badly wounded and separate into different directions
Now during the 1970s, the city has developed and many things to have improved. We get to see Rocket who has joined a certain group apart from enjoying photographing. He also gets to fall in love with a certain girl. Though the city seems to have transformed, we are brought to a new group led by Benny and Li’l Dice who was once associated with the former group. The group deals in drugs and from there, we begin a war between Rocket and Li’l Dice
City of God (2002)
Movie: Goodfellas (1990) watch online where Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) drops out of school and joins a gang group of criminals headed by Paul Paulie Cicero. Henry meets other associates James Conway and Tommy Devito, who have their own tactics as hijackers, aggressive criminals and so on. Henry meets Karen and after a period of time, the two get married. Karen is not a fan of her husband’s activities, but loves the kind of life they have.
During their raids, Jimmy and Tommy kill a man and they bury him somewhere. Henry is having a mistress and when the wife gets to know about it, she retaliates and threatens Henry at a gun point.
It wasn’t a good idea since they both got arrested and were sentenced to prison for ten years. In the prison, Henry continues to conduct his drug dealings and on getting out, he does the same. He starts bigger dealing with drug traffickers and gets more money. Things take another turn between him and Paulie and he testifies about Paulie’s and Jimmy’s activities. The two are arrested, and after a big battle with drugs, Henry and Karen separate and he is left with nothing
Movie: Batman: The Dark Knight (2008) also know as Batman Begins 2 In Gotham City, things are beautiful and normal until one day when a gang of robbers attack and rob a bank, but they all have their own target. They start killing each other until only one of them remained. The one who remained is called the “Joker”, who runs away with all the money.
This comes within a year when the era of Batman Begins. Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent start on making plans of how to destroy The Joker, who has reprised his role as havoc to the city.
With plans going on, there is a live triangle between Harvey Dent, Rachael, and Batman, since Batman had hoped to settle down with Rachel despite the fact that she is currently with Dent.
Batman tries to fight The Joker, but he seems to be losing at every time. He starts questioning himself about his beliefs and techniques of his identity. After a series of dangerous events, Batman ends Dent’s life in an epic battle and tells Gordon to preserve Dent’s identity. He flees the city after the police embark on finding him for the murder of Dent
Batman: The Dark Knight (2008)
The sequel to “Godfather 1972” continues with its series of crime, war and attacks between the criminal gang groups. The Godfather part II picks up from Vito’s escape to New York City and is registered as Vito Corleone. This happens after a nine-year-old Vito Andolini is killed in Corleone, Sicily due to the fact that his father insulted a local Mafia Don Ciccio. Fortunately, he survives an attack at his home and then leaves Nevada.
Michael is then involved in talks to expand his family business in Cuba. Back to Vito Corleone, he and his wife now have three children and they are happier than never despite the business that Vito is involved in. Vito is approached for help by a widow who is being evicted from, but things work out for her when the Landlord learned of Vito’s identity.
Vito Corleone with his partners is enjoying awesome fruits from their business known as “Genco Pura Olive Oil”, but he has to deal with many uprisings from the criminal groups. The film was produced by Francis Ford Coppola.
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The drama in Godfather starts at a wedding where a powerful and rich man (VIto) is questioned about his role as a godfather. Johnny Fontane approaches the rich man who heads a crime family for help. He wants to secure a movie role, which the studio head has refused to give to the young singer who is at the same time Vito’s godson.
A series of events are witnessed filled with war and crime and Vito is taking a big role in them. In one of them, Vito’s son Sonny loses his life and this pushes Vito to the edge. He is also faced with other enemies who are seen as more powerful than him. He plans on making other moves to secure his heroin business since he is betrayal and many unexpected attacks. Michael returns home after which he marries Kay and they both get two children.
On a fateful day, Vito is struck by a heart attack and dies. At the funeral, Michael is asked to meet another Don, pinpointing to the betrayals that his father warned him about. A new series of attacks and surprises are witnessed as the son takes on his father’s position.
The Godfather (1972)
As we try to follow up the movie, we shall get to the bottom of this film. She is called Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) married to a well-off man Mr. Dietrichson (Tom Powers). Phyllis happens to meet Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) a successful insurance representative for a certain insurance company.
Since c is naturally a seductive woman, Phyllis Dietrichson informs Walter of her plan of murdering her own husband in order to take all the proceeds from the accident insurance policy. Walter is reluctant to come on board and tells Phyllis that she is alone in this. However, he comes on board with a new plan since he knows all the techniques of his insurance company regarding the double indemnity clause.
Mr. Dietrichson is found dead at a train station and the police automatically declare that it was an accident. Also other individuals at the insurance company term it to be an accident, but Walter’s friend Barton Keyes rules out the claims about Mr. Dietrichson’s death. Later, Mr. Dietrichson’s daughter comes forward to blame her step mother, Phyllis for her father’s death
Double Indemnity (1944)
Movie: Murder on the Orient Express (2017) Based on the famous Agatha Christie novel of the same name, the movie Murder on the Orient Express comes this November, and has us all gripping to our seats with excitement.
The movie Murder on the Orient Express is just as thrilling as the name suggests. The movie is a suspense thriller mystery film revolving around the plot a murder and an unidentified killer. Aristocrat is murdered On board, the train is also the detective Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney), who has just wrapped up a case and is returning back, but now there is this case which has no specific leads.
Using the avalanche that the train journey is facing, to his advantage Poirot takes it upon him to solve the case en route the journey. As the detective delves into the depths of solving the case, he realizes that everyone on board the train has a motive for revenge. He plans with an expert’s knowledge and experience to close in on the culprit.
Where will the clues lead and how will the case unfold?
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Directed by Sidney Lumet, “12 Angry Men” is a movie you wouldn’t want to miss. Confusion and drama rise up among 12 men who were brought in to give a verdict. They are meant to help out, As they settle into a room to proceed with their work, what began as a calm discussion turns out to be chaotic, creates doubt and confusion among the men. It also raises other questions about the accused.
The film is written by Reginald Rose based on the play “all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room”. Sidney Lumet made all the 12 men stay in one room in order to practice their lines and feel the pressure they required for the scenes during filming.
12 Angry men is one of the best movies of all time and received various praises from the judicial authorities. The action, storyline, and the overall movie depict the actual scenes that are witnessed in the current courtrooms. The movie was released in April 1957.
12 Angry Men (1957)
Shawshank is an ideal movie that could depict a no bearable circumstance in the present world. It illustrates the series of torture that a once rich man and a successful banker (Tim Robbins) has to overcome to get his life back. He is convicted for the murder of his wife and her lover something that he didn’t do. He is later sentenced to life imprisonment in an inferior Shawshank prison.
Shawshank Redemption stars Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, William Sadler, Bob Gunton, and Clancy Brown. It is directed by Frank Darabont and still written by him and Stephen King (Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption). It is Morgan Freeman’s dearest movie despite the fact that it suffered vigorous completion on its release, especially from Pulp Fiction
After having shown remarkable skills in a short film adapted from “The Woman in the Room”, director Frank Darabont won Stephen King’s trust for Shawshank. The two had a work oriented relationship, but mainly worked on sole projects.
Director Frank Darabont was satisfied with the talent and performance in the movie despite the fact that it didn’t achieve much recognition. He attributed the low performance to the fact that it was a quiet prison movie with no booming happenings though the idea was remarkable.
You shouldn’t mistaken “The Shawshank Redemption” with the mini-series “Prison Break” despite the fact that they have the same storyline. Prison Break season 5 hit the theatres on April 4, 2017 and still stars Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield, Sara Wayne Callies, and Dominic Purcell as the leading actors.
The Shawshank Redemption met different issues beginning with the financial constraints of the poor box office less than $ 60 million. It had positive critics, but couldn’t make it to the top
The behind the scenes indicate that Morgan Freeman had to pitch the baseball for nine hours and returned from shooting the next day after treatment.
Various actors such as Tom Hunks, Nicolas Cage, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, and Jonny Depp were seen as potential characters for the Andy Dufresne role.
Tim Robbins has starred in movies like War of the Worlds (2005), A Perfect Day (2015), Green Lantern (2011), Mystic River (2004), and Dead Man Walking (1995). He has won various awards, including an Academy Award for the best supporting actor in Mystic River.