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  • Table 19

    Table 19

    ★½

    "You're ridiculous."

    Had a lot of fun with this awful mess, albeit mostly in spite of it.
    Really fun cast that manages to somehow land a few of the jokes, but very much hampered by a terrible script filled with unearned drama that we get zero build up to (leading me to think it was another joke), one cliché after the other and nothing that makes the wedding believable.

    That recurring bit around Kudrow's jacket however, that's comedy cold. That seriously got me through it.
    Watch it for that and to marvel at the ridiculousness.

  • American Animals

    American Animals

    ★★★

    Enjoyed up until and including the climax, looses pretty much all steam after that. Their motivation for the heist is perhaps the most interesting part and that is touched on more in the end however. 
    Kick ass soundtrack and good looking film. 
    Kind of convinced that it wasn’t actually real until googling afterwards.

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    To All the Boys I've Loved Before

    ★★½

    It’s fine but was expecting a bit more. Feels forced or unnatural too often, why characters do what they do, when they do it and how. But had an okay time.

  • Sharp Objects

    Sharp Objects

    ★★★★

    So much atmosphere, it’s intoxicating. Ramps up quickly at the end but tension is palpable throughout. Stellar cast. 
    Also, an editing masterpiece. What could have been contrived and quickly become stale, Vallée finds a way to develop into evocative perfection. Feels very much like real memory.

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    ★★★

    Fine film. Terrific performances by the two leads and some amazing scenery to set it all in.  Maybe needed a bit more plot to really love it, not sure.

  • Ocean's Eight

    Ocean's Eight

    ★★★

    Pretty fun, but doesn’t really live up to its potential. Lacked some more exciting action or more for the cast to do. The performances are good all around but no one really gets much time to shine. Hope for a sequel that maybe gets to push things a little further.

  • Hulk

    Hulk

    ★★★

    Maybe didn't age very well. Very campy at times and tries very hard to be comic booky in the editing and design. Sometimes cool, sometimes a bit try-hard and distracting.

    The performance are pretty enjoyable all around though. Over the top Nolte is kind of amazing. That final confrontation is literally on a stage! The action is also fun for the most part.

    Main gripe is how much, much too long and drawn-out it is. Suffers from multiple endings and…

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

    ★★★★

    Really darn spectacular. I could imagine myself being obsessed with this movie as a kid. Beautiful choreography, design and cinematography.
    Damn those fight scenes are mesmerizing, so invigorating.

  • Dear Eleanor

    Dear Eleanor

    ★½

    Pretty terrible. From writing to the performances, weird editing and overly clean design. I like the people in it and get what it’s going for but misses the quirky mark.

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

    Kind of missed the first 30 minutes. Didn't love it after that either. It's okay.

  • Tomb Raider

    Tomb Raider

    ★★★½

    Really good all around. Some stellar action sequences. Look forward to more.

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★½

    Yup, strong Taxi Driver vibe. Went to some unexpected places and the direction and performances are top notch. Still, had a hard time really engaging... Maybe upon a rewatch some day. Ethan bring it though, glad he’s doing so much good stuff lately.