Battle of the Sexes

“You do the tennis. I do the smocking”

This week Battle of the Sexes arrived to the public. With complete no expectations about the movie I went ahead. “What could Emma Stone and Steve Carell bring to the table?” I thought. Battle of the Sexes brings a true story to whole public. Full of chemistry from the cast and a passionate secret, Battle of the Sexes is a enjoyable experience.

Battle of the Sexes – Official Trailer

The historical Battle of the Sexes happened during the 1973 year, where Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) finally became the most successful woman tennis’ player. But, when King found out about the difference between man and woman payment, she decided to do something. While she battled to make woman been treated as equal in the field, she started to develop her sexuality as a secret. Also, the ex tennis player, Boddy Riggs (Steve Carell), challenged Kings to a tennis match, a battle of sexes.

*Spoilers*

Battle of the Sexes is one of the best comedies of the year all because the cast. Stone and Carell serve an unusual duo but don’t let this fact fool you. Stone takes risks I wanted to see since long time ago! Those lesbian scenes are well appreciated. Marilyn (Andra Riseborough) and Larry King (Austin Stowell) form a kind of a painful but lovely situation which I couldn’t move myself. The veteran, Steve Carell gives us another great job. Pure comedy and hilariousness as only Carell could portray. Another bright highly in the movie is Gladys Heldman (Sarah Silverman), who is just another big character as Stone and Carell.

All supporting roles helps the direction to serve a real story you need to watch to understand how the Feminism movement started in the U.S.

The direction is in charge by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who without no much efforts made this monumental comedy.

4/5

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Wind River – review

-WIND RIVER-
“Snow and Silence”

Let’s be honest the director Taylor Sheridan knows how make a savage but full of true feeling films. This time he did again! Coming from two big and powerful hits, Sicario (2015) and Hell or Hight Water (2016), where both films where claimed at the Oscar… Sheridan knows how to play right within chance to loose.

Watch Wind River – Official trailer

Wind River is an ambitious breath taking. A eighteen-year old girl is found frozen in Wyoming’s Wind River reservation by the wildlife agent Cory Lambert. Lambert ask for help to solve this scene which looks like a murder crime. Jane Banner an FBI agent is sent for help. But, the low temperatures make Banner’s work looks basic. Lambert and Banner team up to “track” the scene.
In a small cold town where everybody know everything and everything is far, old ghost are hunting feelings of the present.


Image via The Weinstein Company.

Wind River has a super duo. The main characters are portrayed by Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Renner’s work is just brilliant. He delivers a cold but joyful interpretation. Also, Olsen plays a friendly work. See these two out of their characters of superheroes (Avengers) is a lemonade in summertime. They bring the chemistry they already have made on Avengers. Well play by Sheridan.


Olsen and Renner on set of Wind River. Image via The Weinstein Company.

Sheridan knows how create horror scenes into an amazing landscape of possibilities. The recreation of the murder scene is a landscape where you could get lost. The twist. The twist Sheridan makes is something we should consider as a great work. Also, how the director portrays the actual situation of Native Americans.

3.5/5

What Did the Doctor say?

Based on a real event

It was a cloudy fall day and everyone was getting ready for Halloween.
I was sleeping when my mother entered my room, turning on the light. I felt the bright light shinning on my face, but it was not enough to wake me up. She opened the curtains, letting in the sunlight. “Gabriel, wake up! Your cousin is sick again. We have to go to the hospital.” That was the only thing she said before leaving my room.
When I finally woke up, she stopped what was becoming an anthem. I looked at my phone it was only 9:17 AM. I knew I would have a long day ahead with my mother. So I decided to relax and take a hot shower.
Before making my way to the bathroom, I looked at my phone again: 9:34 AM, and it was a hundred percent charged. I took my phone, my towel, and my toothbrush, and I started to walk toward the bathroom. On my way there, I realized that my mother was still taking a shower. I returned to my room and lay down on my bed, waiting for her to finish.

“Gabriel! Are you still sleeping?” she yelled.
“Naa. I am awake.” I replied.

It took me half an hour to get ready. We took the first taxi that was passing by. The driver was a Dominican guy. He was one of those guys that can tell you their entire life story and what is happening on the news in just a ride. My mother enjoyed all that talk. They were talking and I was listening to music through my headphones. I paused the music to ask my mother what was going to be my birthday gift. I was about to turn nineteen in a few more days.

“You have to wait five more days,” she said, “Stop asking.”

My cousin Lea suffers from lupus. She has to come to the hospital often because of her condition. Lea is married and has three children. Two of them are teenagers. Her children are always affected by these hospital visits.
Lea was in a hospital located on Broadway, in Uptown Manhattan. It took us about twenty minutes to get there. The New York Presbyterian Hospital had the typical smell of sickness and antiseptic alcohol. Lea was in a two bed room, the room number was two hundred and twenty seven, located on the third floor.

“Lets take the stairs.” my mother said. She does not like elevators. Once, she had a bad experience inside an elevator.
“Mom, this hospital is huge. We might get lost. Lets take the elevator. And you want to see Lea, right?” I said.
“Okay. Let’s take it.” She finally said, while glancing at me.

When we got to the room, Lea’s older child was there with his dad. “Lea, what happened?” my mother asked my cousin. “Are you okay?” As Lea started to tell us what happened, I took a deep look to her. She looked like she did not sleep in days; her skin was as white as the full moon in a summer night, and her mouth was as dry as the arid earth in a desert.

On the other bed in the room I noticed a middle-aged Asian woman. I could see her name on her hospital bracelet; her name was Kim. Next to her were an Asian man and a white woman. I guess he was her son and his girlfriend. I looked at Kim and I realized she did not look bad at all. She looked healthy.
Fifteen minutes later, a doctor came into the room to take a look at both his patients. The doctor was around twenty eight years old.
“Very young to be a doctor.” my mother said under her breath.
“Nowadays they are like this, Tia.” Steven, my cousin’s husband, said back.
“Can you all wait in the hall for a few minutes? Please!” The doctor said. We all left the room, including Kim’s son and his girlfriend. About seven minutes after the doctor entered, he called Kim’s son inside. The doctor called him Jim. Jim took his girlfriend inside too.
Ten minutes later, the doctor left the room number two hundred and twenty seven with a changed face. He looked sad. “He is crying. Right?” Steven said. I could not see his tears. When we got back inside the room, we saw Kim and Jim crying. Jim looked devastated crying like a baby without his mother.

“ What did the doctor say?” My mother asked my cousin.
“The doctor said that Kim has a high level of cancer,” Lea said under her breath, “He said that she only has five months left. Maybe less than that.”

We were all shocked when we heard the news. I looked at Kim. She was crying; nothing exaggerated because she was trying to calm down her son, who was devastated.
I started to think how a single word can destroy a person. How cancer can destroy a family. I started to cry too. Kim looked at me. “Is okay.” She said. I couldn’t handle it. I left the room because I didn’t want Jim to look at me. “I’m going take a walk.” I said to my mother.
“Gabriel, wait! Lea we should go. Is getting late and is cold outside. I’m coming tomorrow after work.” My mother said to Lea and me.
“Okay, then. Take care!” Lea said.

We took a taxi again because the temperature dropped and the wind was freezing. The taxi driver was a quiet guy this time. I thanked God because I wasn’t in a good mood to talk or listen to anybody, and I’m sure my mother felt the same. I thought about life and how hard it could be sometimes.
Then I said:
-“Mom.”
-“What?” my mother asked me.
-“I don’t want anything for my birthday.”