Snapshots - #37: It, Breathe, Mark Felt – The Man Who Brought Down the White House

It (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Four inseparable friends in middle school bond with other three newcomers. They all have in common that they are bullied by the same people. Over the course of one summer they'll fend off bullies and face a centuries-old demon in the form of a clown, named Pennywise, whom has been disappearing kids and terrorizing the town of Derry, Maine, every twenty-seven years since the town was founded.
Based on Stephen King's novel of the same title, It is a movie with a smart script and a sympathetic ensemble of nerds that deliver light humor, and deep thrills. It doesn't hurt that each and every character has his or her own arc, thus one gets to know their motivations and fears before Pennywise enters head on into the picture.
In a nod to 1980s movie classics such as The Goonies, and the Brat Pack ensemble, the newest adaptation of It takes place at the end of that decade, when it seems, at least from the Hollywood perspective, that every kid harbored a genius insi…

Flawless (♦♦♦♦)

A British janitor (Michael Caine) of London Diamond Corp convinces an American female executive (Demi Moore) to carry out a heist in the very company where they both work. He is a disgruntled employee upset because the company refused to cover his wife’s medical expenses. She is one of the few female executives in 1960 Britain, passed over several times for promotion. Both of them seem to start up the heist with the same idea: to rob as many diamonds as can fit in a thermos; the robbery ends up being quite a surprise for the American when she discovers that all the diamonds the company had in store, have been stolen.
Great performances delivered by both Michael Caine and Demi Moore.