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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Sweet Country Film Review

I got the privilege of watching Sweet Country and spoke about it on the TV show London Film Club. For those that missed it, the upload will arrive soon so stay tuned. In the meantime check out some of my thoughts on the film below.

Set in the 1920’s Australian outback this Western brings something unique in its style. Sam Kelly is an Aboriginal man who kills a White man in self-defence, and we are taken on a journey while he is hunted down.

Director Warick Thornton incorporates  Aboriginal people into the film seamlessly, bringing to life a story that’s frequently hidden. The Aboriginal people have and are still suffering in their land, and there is no justice. With a beautiful landscape set against harsh reality, Sweet Country takes its time to educate you. Films like this don’t come around often, and it presents as a hidden treasure.

The story of the black man suffering is not unique as most of us know the oppressive history but the film targets its audience well and challenges the idea of a “sweet country” however, the truth is the country has been built off the back of horrific torture and abuse. The film alludes to this through one man’s story and focuses on his journey.

The leading actor Hamilton Morris delivers, and we buy into his character. Sam Neil is a great peacemaker and plays a preacher showing compassion, believing all people are created equal and gives a soft edge to the film.  Sweet Country delivers and while the ending feels slightly rushed the movie takes you on a path worth following.

Check out the trailer below. This one is a #CiciMustSee

 

 

 

25th Anniversary of Sister Act! 

Gosh 25 years since this movie, feel old yet?

As a kid, I absolutely loved Sister Act 1 & 2. What kid didn’t want to star in the last big song and dance scene at the end of number 2?  This classic movie brings back great childhood memories. I sang along to every last word and knew all the lines. My goodness, I still do!

Born Caryn Elaine Johnson, Whoopi Goldberg recreates a scene from the first movie on her daytime show The View. While most of the cast mates have died from the original film, it was a fantastic way to remember a classic 90’s movie.

Check out The View remembering Sister Act.

 

Save yourself searching online, here is a clip form the movie below.

5 Films you didn’t know were books

Did you know these pretty awesome movies were originally based on books? If not, you are in the right place. Check out my list below.

 

1. MRS DOUBTFIRE (1993)

This 1993 smash hit movie was based on the book Alias Madame Doubtfire. British author Anne Fine’s young adult novel was used as a foundation for this movie. The late Robin Williams plays a divorced man who is unable to visit his children, so dresses up as an old nanny to try and spend more time with them. source

 

2. SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2005)

Based on author Vikas Swarup’s book Q & A the Academy Award winning film stars Dev Patel who plays an orphan. He wins the game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’  and is accused of cheating.

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3. JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Jurassic park by Michael Crichton originated as a screenplay, however, was re-written to include new themes . This movie was a huge hit in the 90’s.

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4. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

This movie was based on a short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King from his 1982 collection “Different seasons’. Adapted into a screen play in 1994 this film was nominated for seven Academy Awards.

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5.FORREST GUMP (1994)

 Tom Hanks did a fantastic job as Forrest Gump, bringing the character to life. With iconic lines like “Life is like a box of chocolate” this movie is one of Hanks best roles. Even though the film was very different to the book, it worked out well.

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Let me know if you have read any of these books? Did you prefer the book or the movie?

 

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Suicide Squad Premiere

Hey Movie Fans!

As promised,  here are the updates.
Check out these flicks at the Suicide Squad Premiere and last nights after party.

It was amazing to meet all the cast and the star of the night Will Smith!

I also got to catch up with  the beautiful Sandi from Gogglebox.
I saw Jared Leto floating he is an interesting individual. I think he was in another universe, literally!

But.. It was all about Will Smith such a humble man. We laughed and took selfies. The crowd were excited and so was I. London was on fire and the buzz was electric. See below 🙂