some recent movies viewed

Recommended (i.e., I liked them)

The Climb (L’ascension) (2017) – Feelgood French Mount Everest climbing.

Okja (2017) – CGI can do anything now.

Win It All (2017) – Feelgood Joe Swanberg, still getting it done.

All Saints (2017) – An “inspirational” flick, but a few moments with the actor Nelson Lee made it all worthwhile for me, even cynical as I am.

The Similars (Los Parecidos) (2015) –  Entertaining Mexican SF.

In Your Eyes (2014) – Minor Joss Wedon but whatever it was about, I remember enjoying it. That was two weeks ago, so the plot had evaporated from my neurons.

Middle Man (2016) – Kept me engaged. Not for the faint-hearted.

Wind River (2017) – Had an impact.

The Actor Martinez (2017) – Once I was drawn in, I had trouble remembering it was just a movie. Lots of meta. I thought about it after.

Good Time (2017) – Tip of the hat to the writer. Well-made trip.

The Wedding Plan (2017), The Women’s Balcony (2017) – Two excellent Israeli movies.

The rest (all ok by me; at the least, I sat through them)

Stephen King’s It (2017), The Dark Tower (2017), Gerald’s Game (2017) – All worthy watches. If you’ve read the books, no surprises. The Dark Tower is just a curiosity; those who love the seven volumes of the original might be outraged but I just let it run in peace. The other two fioms remain true to their source.

Blood Father (2016) – Vintage Gibson.

Slack Bay (2016) – Goofy slapstick French.

Infinity Chamber (2016) – A click away from being excellent SF. Not quite clear enough until it’s too late to matter.

Mr. Roosevelt (2017) – Promising first effort for Noël Wells, but a first effort.

OtherLife (2017) – A proficient SF flick, as I recall, but that’s all I recall.

Marshall (2017) – Feelgood Supreme Court justice as a young lawyer.

And God Spoke (1993) – Made me smile. Mockumentary.

Mother! (2017) – Kept me engaged, but now I can’t remember much about it.

The Stepford Wives (1975) – There is a distinct feeling associated with many ’70s movies and this one has it. Interesting snapshot of the women’s movement during one of its growth spurts.

The Little Hours (2017) – Funny.

Logan Lucky (2017) – A ride that, like a roller-coaster ride, is to be enjoyed, and then forgotten.

Arms and the Man (1987) – I’m always glad to see another version of a Shaw play.

Valerian and the City of A Thousand Planets (2017) – Don’t remember it but I liked it.

Atomic Blonde (2017) – Wasn’t in the mood.

50 Shades of Black (2016) – Wayans, and all that that implies.

2 Responses

  1. thanks for these, i’ll give some of them a go –

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