3 Cool Online Short Films!

The online space is opening doors for talented individuals to showcase their film skills.  Content creation is everywhere, and I have managed to pull myself away from a few London Premieres to take a quiet moment to enjoy a few shorts online, and of course, here at #CiciMustSee, I love to share what I’m watching. Check out my reviews on these 3 short films online. (In no particular order).

 

HHELP

1.HHELP:

Exceptional quality short from @CdeeqFilmmaker based in the US residing in Atlanta this Director Writer and Filmmaker is doing it all. This exciting 4 minute short is gripping dark and consuming. With excellent effects and a compelling storyline, its complexity and character development are on an outstanding level. Atmospheric sounds and heighten emotions jam-packed into 4 minutes leaves the audience wanting more.

While there is an element of clarity still required this short is breaking into the superhero territory and there is room. As proven by Black Panther Black superheroes work and there is the space for new blood to join the world of black superhero excellence. Only 4 minutes long the taste for more is there, and I’m looking forward to seeing more of this character. A work of art.

Check out HHELP below!.

 

Because of the Internet
Starring Romel Rose

2. Because of the Internet:

The fantastic Romel Rose (Director, Writer, Producer) stars in this 24 minute short neatly packaged with important messaging for a millennial audience. A young man finds himself snapping a few selfies on the gram, as his break up with his girlfriend inspires his journey to seek new found love.  Moving at a moderate pace, we are introduced to a few characters and the film elicits a real-life feel, allowing the audience to empathise with the reality of the internet.

With clean visual and quality audio, this short is well thought out, and its simplicity gives the audience space to think about the messages portrayed. The characters reflect the reality of the internet, and the on-screen graphics and sound effects fit beautifully into the film. The subplot was nicely introduced creating an understanding of why the main characters desire for female attention manoeuvred his choices. The film is very well put together with an all rounded superb effort from Mr Rose.

Watch Because of the Internet Now!

 

 

inside A Lost African Tribe

3. Inside a Lost African Tribe Still Living in India Today:

Be prepared to get your mind blown this documentary short is educational and the visuals are incredibly beautiful. For those that do not know Africans were stolen and taken to all parts of the world and in this short, we find ourselves in India with the decedents of African slaves. Mistreated by the Indian population, this short documentary is insightful and telling.

Living in hardship the only safety is in the forest the cinematography sounds and narration is the perfect guide. This 13 minute short is worth a watch and will challenge your perceptions on Indian Africans. Take a trip across the globe and discover this lost tribe.

Check out Inside a Lost African Tribe Still Living in India Today.

 

 

Comment below and share with me your thoughts!

Cici xoxo

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Screen Unseen -Mystery Film Review 

Hey, Movie Fans!

I had the privilege of attending a Screen Unseen film, this week (for free) this is where you show up at the cinema with no idea what you are watching until you are sat in your seat.

I sat and waited patiently hoping it was not a horror, (for those that have been following me you’ll know Cici doesn’t do horror films lol)

Anyway, I know you’re all desperate to know what the name of the movie is but before I tell you I need to figure out where to even begin.

*DRUM ROLL PLEASE*

 

 

American Animals

Making $3.2 Million at the box office

We are taken on a journey with Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Eric Borsuk and Chas Allen.

These four guys are friends, and they live in Kentucky a small town very Suburbs. Warren, the ringleaders, decides to drag his mates into stealing costly rare books from the University. These books are worth millions of dollars, determined to get them Warren encourages this heist.

The film is a true story, and it literally gives the viewer that sick feeling, with cutaways to the actual men and scenes of the actors playing them this movie sits somewhere between a documentary and a film/ coming of age heist flick, an exciting mash-up and the fact that this is actually a true  story is mind-blowing.  It’s an excellent touch, with one or two hard to watch scenes but there are moments of feeling like this is the longest film in history. Yet with that being said, the visuals are great, and the camera angles allow the viewer to immerse themselves in it.

At times forgetting this is a real story until actual footage from news reports are inserted these men take a massive risk of trying to achieve their American dream.

I liked the concept of the movie but felt sad not sympathy but sadness. There was an attempt at obtaining sympathy but based on what was done well I won’t say any more than that.  For me, the film doesn’t feel like something you need to be at the cinema to watch but instead sat on you’re sofa at home watching Netflix would be the viewing location of choice, and while it is an exceedingly good film, it may be better received on a streaming service.

I give this film a 3/5. The actors who played the real characters were excellent, but the flow of the movie started and stopped a lot and at times felt frustrating to follow.

Overall good watch if you have some time.

BlacKkKlansman Film Review

Spike Lee has done it again and how the timing is so perfect!
Starring John David Washington, Adam Driver and Laura Harrier this film shows the truth and the reality of where we are as a nation. At the Live Q and A with Mr Lee, he mentioned the harsh fact of the alt-right rising up.

As I write this review, I’m reminded of the horror and the humour and how cleaver both Jordan Peele and Spike Lee worked together both of their personalities came through in this beautiful exchange.

So what’s the film all about?

Spike Lee delivers on this extraordinary true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) who is also the fantastic Denzel Washington’s son becomes first African-American cop to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Division. Keen to do well on the job and make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a suicide mission he literally goes and joins to expose the Ku Klux Klan. Recruiting his colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), onto the investigation together, take down the extremist hate group. Produced by the incredible Academy Award Winner Jordan Peele, this film is exceptional

The film is hugely relevant and sadly very timely falling on the year anniversary of Charlottesville a racist riot lead by the KKK and other hate groups that took place last year in the USA.

The movie is current even though set in the 70’s the beautiful black visuals are sprinkled with melanin magic. The visuals showed proud black people with beautiful Afros seeking equality by any means, and today it just has not changed. Spike excellently flips between intense scenes of black and white people showing a clear divide, but we are united by Adam Driver and John David who make a great team infiltrating the “organisation”  together their relationship is what we need today both so different but work so well together.

Be prepared to be taken on a roller coaster of emotions because this film is not for the faint. Some may be saddened by the images while others feel a sense of normalisation which is sad in itself. However, the hardest part about watching the film is knowing it’s not actually over we are still living in a hateful world with hateful people and Spike transitions the movie into modern day beautifully and does this with the use of a brilliant dolly shot at the end of the film it’s the perfect segway.

All the actors did their part, and when meeting with Spike Lee, he spoke about the rise of the alt-right globally and the importance of getting out and voting.

BlacKkKlansman hits the UK cinema this Friday 24th August go check it out!

” Ya Dig” ✊🏾 #CiciMustSee “Right on”

Check out a few snaps from the preview show!

Comment below will you be watching?

Cici Reviews @ the BAFTA’s! 

Hey Movie Fans TV Watchers 

This week I’m at the BAFTA’s reviewing some amazing shows! 

I’m super excited about watching special screenings. BAFTA is an amazing organisation, and I’m looking forward to attending more of their events. 

It’s been a busy few months for me, as I’m working on a project which is very intense and the other I can’t wait to get started on but there is a lot of background work to do. However, in the meantime check out a few of my pics below and I’ll be uploading what I have been reviewing in the next few days. 

Peace and Love 

Cici xoxo 

Uncle Drew

Uncle Drew played by Kyrie Irving is showing his skills in a different form. The legendary Drew returns to the court one more time to embark on a journey with his old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie). This comedy is entertaining and light and is one for the basketball fans, and if you want a giggle, you’ll find it here. Run time 103 mins so check out the trailer for Uncle Drew right here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where is Cici? I’m right here!

Hello Movie Fans

 

How are you all? I’m just checking in with you I’ve been travelling and seeing some of the most beautiful places on this planet we call Earth.

 

However, this week I’m back I’ll be heading to a premiere so stay tuned. I’ll be meeting and greeting with a few stars from your favourite flicks so make sure you stay with me.

In the meantime what have you been watching? Tell me in the comments below.

 

 

City Of Lies 

Hey Movie fans!! 

I’ll just start by saying this film is a #CiciMustSee. 

Starring Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp the murder of 2pac and BIG has never been solved and omitting all the rumours  this movie aims to expose a city of lies. 

It is no secret that when powerful black people influence the masses they become a threat to the system and for those of you that are unfamiliar with history explaining this is beyond the scope of this post. 

However, City of Lies is unlike the typical Pac and BIG flicks after 20 years the fans and the people want to know the truth but will this movie do it? I can’t say as I’m yet to see it, but the curiosity in us all wants to know. 

While there is no UK date I’ll be sure to keep an eye out and for my US crew this one drops in September 2018

Checkout the trailer below. 

Will you watch? 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=809D5d77rsU