In 1870s America, a peaceful American settler kills his family's murderer which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader. His cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone.
Beautiful, wild, funny, and lost, Katie Kampenfelt takes a year off before college to find herself, all the while chronicling her adventures in an anonymous blog into which she pours her ... See full summary »
In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.
Chloë Grace Moretz,
Kat Connors is 17 years old when her seemingly perfect homemaker mother, Eve, disappears in 1988. Having lived for so long in an emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it... Written by
White Bird in a Blizzard is one of the more interesting films of 2014, but it fails to pull off what it seemed like it promised it would. Shailene Woodley and Eva Green star as a daughter-mother duo in a mysterious crime drama. I really don't know what to make of this film. It's full of terrific performances by the entire cast, but the direction and execution of this story felt a little off.
But I have to commend Shailene Woodley for taking on different roles though. It seems as though she wants to be seen as something other than a teenage heartthrob in teen angst films. She is fabulous as Kat and once again proves that she is one of the best criers in the business. Eva Green, though not given a whole lot to do, makes the most out of her estranged wife character. I didn't know where her character was going and I definitely questioned the character arc, but she was great in the limited role. Christopher Meloni was also really good. I haven't been too familiar with his work besides Man of Steel so to me, he was pretty much a revelation.
There are a few dream sequences in the film, but really the entire movie felt dream like. The choice of colors, or non colors, really made it unique. The music, although good, was out of place and contributed to the strangeness of the film. Finally the entire last act was poorly directed. The way the events unravel, or lack there of, seemed anticlimactic. There was a moment with about 20 minutes ago where I felt really intrigued as to what would happen, but then it all just fell apart for me.
+Performances across the board
-What is it trying to say?
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