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…

Takers (Bone Deep) (♦♦♦♦)

A crew of bank robbers executes its latest score, but the stakes rise when a former colleague of them gets out from jail, bringing with him a plan to rob an armored car carrying $20 million. The idea is to pull an “Italian Job”, but soon enough a very committed police detective complicates the plan. Russian mobsters, bad timing, bad coincidences and a constant police presence, all conspire to twist an otherwise perfect job.

Exciting yet dark movie.