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 Silence of the Lambs (♦♦♦♦♦)

This movie is an Anthony Hopkins’ masterpiece for which he won an Oscar in the Best Actor category. In it he stars as Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist with cannibalistic instincts. Young FBI trainee Clarice Starling, Jodie Foster also in an Academy Award winning role, is summoned by her superiors to go to prison to pick Lecter’s brain regarding a case of young women’s corpses with missing patches of skin. The FBI has labeled this killer as Buffalo Bill, a former patient of Lecter. But Starling doesn’t know what she gets herself into, or better yet, she doesn’t have any choice for she isn’t the one running the show. Lecter kills and goes free while the clock is ticking to find the next victim before it’s too late.

Creepy but so worth it!