“Best F(r)iends” Movie Review

Plot:

A drifter encounters a quirky mortician and both learn a lesson about friendship and loyalty.

Review:

Tommy Wiseau’s film “The Room” is one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasure films, along with Nicholas Cage’s “The Wicker Man” so trust me when I say seeing Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero again on screen in theaters was an opportunity I wasn’t gonna pass up!

When the film opened up with Greg’s character, Jon, passed out on the ground sporting a beard and wearing a blood spattered white t-shirt, I knew I was in for a wild ride.

As far as the filmmaking goes, I will say that this was done more competently than “The Room” as far as the directing and cinematography of the film, and for those of you who want classic quirky lines from Tommy, you get plenty of those… there are a lot of lines that Tommy’s character says that had me and the whole theater dying.

To say this was a unique movie experience would be an understatement. If you’ve already seen “The Room” then you know what you’re getting yourself into. If you’re not a fan of weird, quirky movies- then you should probably avoid this like the plague.

Grade:

I’m giving “Best F(r)iends” a 7.5/10 or a C+

I can’t wait to see Best F(r)iends Volume 2 in July!

“Unsane” movie review

Plot:

Sawyer Valentini relocates from Boston to Pennsylvania to escape from the man who’s been stalking her for the last two years. While consulting with a therapist, Valentini unwittingly signs in for a voluntary 24-hour commitment to the Highland Creek Behavioral Center. Her stay at the facility soon gets extended when doctors and nurses begin to question her sanity. Sawyer now believes that one of the staffers is her stalker — and she’ll do whatever it takes to stay alive and fight her way out.

Review:

While doing my research about this film, I found out that this whole film was filmed on a iPhone, and while watching the movie, you can definitely tell that’s the case, but I felt like that worked in the movie’s benefit. There’s a lot of shots that are close and personal making it almost feel like you’re with the characters. There’s also a lot of really cool editing that plays with your sanity, making you question your own well being while watching the film. All those were done well, but everything kinda fell apart for me towards the end of the film. I know what they were going for, but I don’t really think they succeeded with their intent, which is a bummer since it was a fairly decent film until the final ten minutes.

Grade:

I’m going to give “Unsane” a 7/10 or a C.

I definitely feel like it should be seen at least once in the theater, but I wouldn’t go out of your way to see it, especially since I know that’s it’s not a film for everyone.