devilgate has written 3 reviews for films rated ★★½ .

  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    ★★½

    Charlie Kaufman lets us down, by being deliberately, viscerally confusing, to the point of meaninglessness. Yet I find it quite compelling after the first twenty minutes or so. 

    Ultimately empty, though.

  • The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

    The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque

    ★★½

    After watching Call My Agent! on Netflix, we wanted to watch some French films, and maybe with some of the actors and/or directors who were in the series. So we started with this.

    It's described as a comedy. It's mildly funny in places, but it's mainly a kind of social commentary thing about land use in rural France. Enjoyable enough.

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★½

    You might come out of this film with a better understanding of the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis -- or you might not. More likely, I think, you'll sort-of understand it while you're watching, but be none the wiser when it's all over.

    The question of what happened is explained, but not the one of how it was allowed to happen.

    But i think the problem with this as a movie is that it tries to dramatise…