Catherine

I write and drink coffee. Movies = life

Favorite films

  • Star Wars
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Fall
  • Mad Max: Fury Road

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  • Coco

    ★★★★★

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★★★★

  • First Reformed

    ★★½

  • Upgrade

    ★★★

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  • The Hurricane Heist

    The Hurricane Heist

    ★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I'm not typically doing reviews on this site, but just explaining in this case the discrepancy between the 2.5 stars I'm giving this & the fact that I 'liked' it: Just as in the F&F movies, the story & action were a good ride, but the writing - meaning the actors' lines & not the storycraft - was on par with a 1970's Saturday morning cartoon. Or simply bad: some poor actor, when his character was told that his friend "didn't make it",…

  • Red Sparrow

    Red Sparrow

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Heads-up: explicit torture. Arguable whether it's gratuitous. On a positive note, some actors' performances were very good. It was shot appropriately & well (a few old-school Noir shots were stunning & a lovely nod to the genre). It was paced/edited well. All the above aside, I didn't like it. Gloomy, gross & insufficiently satisfactory at its end.

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