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…

An Affair to Remember (♦♦♦♦)

Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) is soon to marry an heiress. Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr), formerly a cabaret singer, has lived with her wealthy boyfriend for five years. When Nickie and Terry meet in a cruise on their way to Europe, they fall in love. They promise to each other that, if they can make a living in that time, they will meet again in six months and will get married. However, the day of their meeting tragedy strikes and changes the course of Nickie and Terry’s relationship.

The ending of this movie is so poignant it made me cry, and most movies don’t have that effect on me. I liked the acting and the singing, particularly the song “An Affair to Remember”, sweetly interpreted by Deborah Kerr. There is a great chemistry between the main characters, and the romance is not corny, which make the film adorable.