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…

The Social Network (♦♦♦)

Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, starting from his days as a Harvard student to the rise of his enterprise as a multimillion dollar business that has changed the way we communicate, for better or worse. The movie focuses on the dynamics of the founding team, namely Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin (Andrew Garfield), Facebook CFO, whose friendship dissolved once Facebook started getting injections of venture capital. Aside from chronicling the creation of Facebook, at the heart of this film are two of the lawsuits that Mark Zuckerberg faced in the early days.

I experienced many emotions watching this film, and none of them were good. I am going to refrain from voicing the opinion I formed about the characters. On Saturday Night Live, Mark Zuckerberg said that the movie was “interesting”. Hmmm…I wonder what he meant.