We live in a era of where social media have a lot of power. Information can be spread like wild fire and we also find out what we all had for dinner. I heard about ‘The Circle’ book and got interested since it’s aspect is the power of social media but then Emma Watson & Tom Hanks was doing a film out of it.
‘The Circle’ is about Mae getting a job at a huge tech company called The Circle, she’s so excited. They provide her with a room to stay. It’s a massive place and basically got all you need within the walls, you never need to leave really. One day as she sits doing her job two people come up o her asking why she hasn’t set up her social media profile yet, it was part of her job to be on social media and talk to co-workers. But one day that backfires when she shares her friends lanterns and he is being called for deer killer. The lanterns are made out of horns but he gets the horns from others who hunt. It goes so far he need to live in woods to hide. Power of social media.
One day Mae agrees to do something I would never do. To always wear a camera to live record her everyday life for everyone to see. It becomes a huge success. But with that also comes pain. She’s starting to lose friends and family due to the fact she can’t talk to them without them feeling uneasy by the constant filming. After her friends death she feels that something is wrong with The Circle and is determined to find out what, for everyone to see and.. to film it all for all her viewers.
Yes, I would say it’s important to see this film and it’s available on Netflix. You see the real power of social media and how quick jump on the band wagon of filming EVERYTHING and put it out there for everyone to see. In the film they believe that information should be available for ALL, all sorts of information. But that, I don’t agree on. It can be dangerous to know absolutely everything. There are some things we should not know, knowing everything doesn’t always mean good.
Actors: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Ellar Coltrane, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton, Karen Gillan, Nate Corddry, Mamoudou Athie, John Boyega and many more.
When it comes to biography films we all know Tom Hanks does it best when he got the lead role. He brings something extra to his performances. And in this film is no exception.
Rudolf Abel, a man who got arrested for being a Soviet spy. James Donovan, an insurance lawyer, gets the job to defend him – even though he doesn’t want to but his bosses tell him he have to do it. So he does. After the sentence of Rudolf Abel, mr Donovan gets another job. From CIA. They want him to go to Germany to rescue an American who got caught in Russia for taking pictures from the sky. At the same time – give back Rudolf Abel to Soviet.
At the same time another American gets arrested in Germany for being a spy – an economics student. He was about to cross the borders by the Berlin wall. So Mr Donovan decides while there he want both American guys home with him. It’s a mission he set himself on, that CIA told him to leave alone. But he can’t.
Bridge of Spies is based on real events. James Donovan got national on TV recognition for his rescue on Germany and got later hired to save 1,4 thousand people in Cuba and came back with nearly 10K.
You see actors like Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Domenick Lombardozzi, Victor Verhaeghe, Joshua Harto, Alan Alda and many more.
This film is one that made me smile and at the same time feel sad. Saving Mr Banks is about when the author of Mary Poppins comes to L.A to sign papers of Disney’s adaption of her book.
P.L Travers – the woman who wrote Mary Poppins. We get to see her in different setting then what she is used to back in England. Disney seems to be a happy fellow and people love him. We also get to see P.L remembering her childhood and how she protests on how the characters should be and how they should look. She almost calls it off.
You could say P.L is a bit difficult to work with but yet everyone likes her when she’s.. let’s say in a good mood. After a lot of going back and forth she settles how for the songs, looks and everything else. She goes back to England a changed woman but still the same. Just bit more relaxed.
Saving Mr Banks is something you should see if not haven’t done so already. It’s filled with laughter, sadness and of course the amazing actor that is Tom Hanks who portrays Walt Disney. Something he does very well – he can almost play anything. We see the brilliant Emma Thompson playing P.L Travers and who else would they have hired if not her? Both these amazing actors did a fantastic job and yes – see it when you have time.
You see actors like Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Bradley Whitford, B.J. Novak. Jason Schwartzman and many more.