A simple favour (2018)

It’s always better to go watch a film without knowing anything about it. What a fun, twisted ride this was! Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively show us sides never seen before, and dial up the cray cray to entertain and surprise.

A murder mystery / dark comedy it is a recommended watch! Paul Fieg does full justice to capture the plot of the novel by Darcey Bell.

3/5

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The Shallows (2016)

What appears as a shark attack movie is actually an unexpected tale of survival. Director Jaume Collet-Serra has captured the beauty and serenity of the waves, a tranquil beach and pristine waters, and juxtaposed it with a terrifying shark who is lurking in the shallows.

Blake Lively does a sincere role, playing a spirited woman, who takes charge of her situation, with a little help from nature. Crisp at 86 minutes, it balances the tense with the scenic, never relying on old formula to scare, rather a reasoned approach which makes the reality more fragile and horrific.

3/5