Jesse_Wroe has written 4 reviews for films rated ★½ during 2017.

  • My Mother

    My Mother

    ★½

    When you court controversy but you're just boring.

    There's a slice of the film involving the character Hansi, which improves the experience: the actress, Emma de Caunes, makes her the best part of the movie. There's a funny internal monologue about her ass, how it makes the son realize he never really believed in God. Most of the movie is a contrived portrayal of bourgeois unhappiness leading to an olympics of hedonism. There's nothing to hail—ironic, because that's a point…

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

    Some Kind of Beautiful

    ★½

    Who was this movie made for? It feels like a generic rom-com, the kind that’s marketed to women, but it’s tale is from a Male Gaze. Is it a noble subversion of a commercially “genderfied” genre? Not at all. So what is it?

    It’s a bizarre attempt at multiculturalism. Each character represents a national identity, the kind that takes too much pride in territorial origins. These “archetypes” are pitted against one another, confronting the stereotypes each have about the other.…

  • Butterfly

    Butterfly

    ★½

    Weird shit, not dramatic at all. I'd have to rewatch it to get a better idea of what the heck it is, but I don't think I'll do that without friends and drugs by my side.

  • Scooby-Doo

    Scooby-Doo

    ★½

    Horrible. Very surprised I watched this.