Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Thoroughbreds

A percussive score lends the tone to Thoroughbreds as two women set out to right a wrong. With more depth than your average coming of age film, the decision making process and methods are intriguing and entertaining. Good film.

Monday, June 04, 2018

Backstabbing for Beginners

Based on a true story, Backstabbing for Beginners follows a young diplomat to a world of  international corruption. This conspiracy thriller has performances that meet the level of drama required to tell this story. Well done.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Annihalation

Watching Annihilation I realize that I'm not that good with sci-fi. The concept of "the shimmer" and parallel universes was lost on me. This is a very pretty movie and the drama was fine, but the fantasy aspects left me cold. Not for me.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Game Night

A group of friends' gathering for Game Night goes out of control in more than one way. The less you know going into this film, the more entertaining it is. The situations are edgy and funny. There is a thriller aspect that works well with the silly situations. Rachel McAdams was the bright spot in this movie for me. Very entertaining.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Red Sparrow

In the spy thriller Red Sparrow sex is a weapon. After a dance accident, a Russian ballerina turns to spy work as a "sparrow" to support herself and her family. She uses her body as a weapon against the enemy. This story has some interesting aspects and relationships, but it is much too long. It was an OK rental for me.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Plenty

The story of a twenty year span of a woman's life makes Plenty a very interesting drama. She is strong-willed, smart and passionate. The performances and writing make this story compelling to watch. I liked this film a lot more than expected. Well worth watching.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Early Man

The story of Early Man solving their discrepancies with a soccer game is cute and silly. Stop-action animation lends charm and whimsy to a pretty silly story. An OK rental.