RSS feed for Blankments

Favorite films

Recent activity

All

Recent reviews

More
  • Wonder

    Wonder

    ★★★★½

    "School sucks and people change."

    A tremendous look at the importance of basic empathy, Wonder transcends the middle school subgenre it comes from to really look at how friends and family are what truly make life worth living. Chbosky has improved as a director, knowing how to make his shifting viewpoints really stand out without ever feeling sappy. Tremblay anchors the film well, although all the child actors are great. Wilson and Patinkin make strong impressions in their smaller roles…

  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok

    ★★★★

    Even with a completely dull crowd and a horrible mood going into it, Thor: Ragnarok is ridiculously fun. You can tell Taika had such a good time directing this and the cast had a blast too. The joy is infectious in nearly every scene with Thor. It's nice to have a Marvel film with an actual directorial signature, and all the heroic characters' arcs track beautifully so it's not just a silly time; it feels like they all actually accomplished…

Popular reviews

More
  • The Nice Guys

    The Nice Guys

    ★★★★½

    The Nice Guys is ridiculously fun. There's no other way to describe it. It's a solid two hours of non-stop enjoyment, even with a couple of flaws here and there. Before talking about those issues though, let's dwell for a bit on what makes this a truly brilliant summer blockbuster - or at least, what would make it so if audiences had embraced it. Instead, it will have to be happy with being an underseen gem.

    The fun of The…

  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    La La Land is a wonder. After a brilliant mainstream debut in Whiplash, Damien Chazelle has matured impressively. He directs with a precision of a orchestra conductor. His films feel like the jazz that they represent, spontaneous, energetic and pleasant. The way he stages the musical numbers never fail to make you smile, and he brilliantly constructs the film to drop out the singing again and again, just making you feel the beautiful music.

    Stone and Gosling are both marvelous…