Movie Club – February 2020: Love, Antosha

It’s February and love is in the air. The love of Anton Yelchin to be exact, so Jonathan (@berkreviews) and Corey (@coreyrstarr) decided to Chekov (HA) a few more of the late actor’s films. During December, they watched the documentary about Yelchin called Love, Antosha. You can visit the official website here and learn more about the actor.

As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they’ve seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.

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Week 1 – Porto (2016)

Corey had first pick and she selected Anton’s last leading role in a film called Porto (2016). Directed by Gabe Klinger and starring Anton, Lucie Lucas, and Paulo Calatré. plot synopsis reads “Jake and Mati are two outsiders in Porto who once experienced a brief connection. A mystery remains about the moments they shared, and in searching through memories, they relive the depths of a night uninhibited by the consequences of time.”

Week 2 – Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

Jonathan decided to buy Hearts in Atlantis while watching the documentary. It is based on a Stephen King book and is directed by Scott Hicks. The film follows “Widowed Liz Garfield (Hope Davis) and her son Bobby (Anton Yelchin) change when mysterious stranger Ted Brautigan (Sir Anthony Hopkins) enters their lives.”

Week 3 – We Don’t Belong Here (2017)

Corey found yet another movie released after Anton’s death that neither she nor Jonathan had seen. We Don’t Belong Here is directed by Peer Pedersen and stars Catherine Keener, Anton Yelchin, and Kaitlyn Dever. The plot reads ” A matriarch of a dysfunctional family is pushed to her tipping point by the disappearance of her son.”

Week 4 – Like Crazy (2011)

Jonathan founds the idea of Like Crazy to be super up his alley and added it to his Amazon cart immediately. Directed by Drake Doremus and starring Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence beside Anton just sold the premise, which reads “A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa,” all the more. Corey and Jonathan are both a bit sappy and this one will likely require tissues.

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