So, over the last few days I’ve been having a bit of an Oscar Isaac binge.
One of the best things about movie watching is the knock on effect it can sometimes have.
You’ll pick out interesting characters, find out who plays them and then go looking for some of their previous work.
It’s a great way of seeing films that you may not have chosen to see in the cinema.
One such actor is Oscar Isaac.
He peaked my attention playing Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens although I had see him before in Ex-Machina.
I actually made him Dish of the Week number 65 which you can read HERE.
Over the last few days I’ve seen him in Robin Hood, Two Faces of January and Mojave and I can safely say that he is continuing to impress me.
Robin Hood Starring Russell Crowe is a film that I have never watched.
I surprise mysef saying that because the Robin Hood story is one of my favourites and I also love Russell Crowe. I have absolutely no idea why I’ve never seen this one.
So, Oscar was a push in the right direction.
Oscar played King John and I found myself chuckling at the irony that Robin and Marion were being played by Aussies and the King by a Guatamalan!
Three of the most iconic British historical figures being played by foreigners!!
Anyway, Oscar was brilliant and his English accent was impecable!
Next came Two Faces of January.
A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who flee Athens after one of them is caught up in the death of a private detective.
Set in the 60’s, Oscar was the stranger who befriends a couple and acts as their tour guide while scamming money from them. A scammer scamming a con artist!
It’s a good film but for me it was a once only deal. I don’t think I could sit through it again.
It was beautifully filmed with wonderful acting all round but for me it was a little slow going and never really amounted to much.
Oscar did look pretty though!
Today, after the morning chores and before the kids got home from school I indulged myself with Mojave.
A movie that’s still in cinemas but available to rent on Amazon Prime.
It’s about a famous but suicidal artist who goes into the Mojave desert only to find his doppelganger, a homicidal drifter!
This was not too bad. It held my interest even with a bit of a lull.
Oscar however was something else! He was brilliant and was very creepy as the homicidal drifter.
Unsurprisingly, he is now pretty hot property.
I can’t wait to see him as Apocalypse in the next X-men movie. Obviously I’m really excited about seeing him in Star Wars episode VIII and on top of those, he also has another 4 films in post and pre production.
Busy man and rightly so!
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