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…

Secretariat (♦♦♦♦)

When her mother dies unexpectedly, Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) has to go to her family farm and take care of the horse breeding family business. Penny’s brother favors selling the farm, but Penny bets her housewife reputation on her horse nicknamed Secretariat, which becomes the 1973 Triple Crown winner, the first horse to achieve that feat in more than 25 years.

This is a great family movie: safe topic and even safer use of language. Despite having a predictable ending, it gets your adrenaline pumping as only sports can do. It’s nice to know that you’ve been offered eight million dollars and after declining the offer being proved right.