As many of us have been stuck inside during this global pandemic, we have had a lot of time to enjoy some of our more introvert hobbies; One of mine being watching television shows and movies in my spare time. It feels like it has been ages since the last time I was able to experience a film in its fully intended format on the big silver screen. However my love for my hobby hasn’t died down in the slightest. I’ve watched many films since the last time I hit a legit cinema but I’d thought I share some of my thoughts on a small selection of these films I’ve experienced during this quarantine life we have found ourselves in.
Well without further ado here are my short and sweet thoughts:
The Wolf House 2018
★★★ Watched 08 Jul, 2020
Artistically brilliant but lacking focus.
I’m No Longer Here 2019
★★★★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2020
I loved this film. Equally a powerful tale of poverty/violence and an examination of what it means to be home.
Almost Friends 2016
★★★★½ Added 03 Jul, 2020
This is straight garbage romcom with a real generic formula but shit was entertaining to watch, so whatever and that’s how imma rate it. One thing I noticed is that the side plots were distracting/uninteresting. This was a good popcorn flick to watch with a group of friends, significant other, or by yourself if you have some time to burn. If you/they don’t like Freddie Highmore though you might want to pass.
The Vast of Night 2019
★★½ Watched 01 Jul, 2020
The beginning of this film has some fantastic world building but it sputters out for me at about the halfway mark.
Ingrid Goes West 2017
★★½ Watched 29 Jun, 2020
More comedy than drama which is a huge loss in my opinion.
★★★★★ Watched 16 Jun, 2020
Waves tells it’s story fully and without feeling drawn out. The film tells an expansive story of the lives touched by tragedy and the ripples that permeate their lives. I wish it lasted longer…
Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019
★★★★★ Watched 07 Jun, 2020
I was truly wowed by this film. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a remarkable tale of a fleeting but profound love, highlighted by amazing performances, beautiful costume design, and best in class cinematography.
Millennium Mambo 2001
★ Watched 31 May, 2020
Art house bore. Beautifully shot but horrendous story and lifeless main character.
The Hunt 2020
★★★★ Watched 21 Mar, 2020
This movie was pretty fun watching with the family.
The Invisible Man 2020
★★★½ Watched 29 Feb, 2020
Solid popcorn thriller film with solid production and an above average score. This film will be very popular. Go head out with your friends/dates for a very enjoyable theater experience.(Edit: These thoughts were before everything in the country was shut down)
The Lodge 2019
★★★★★ Watched 22 Feb, 2020
I think this just became my favorite horror movie all time. The film is unsettling as hell and beautifully shot. The entire audience at the screening I attended were morbidly quiet and freaked out from this film. Can’t recommend enough!
Jojo Rabbit 2019
★★★★★ Watched 22 Feb, 2020
Loved the uniqueness, simple but effective plot, and humor.
Marriage Story 2019
★★★★★ Watched 08 Feb, 2020
Adam Driver is phenomenal here. He is a definite runner up for best actor if he doesn’t straight up steal it as the underdog. I abso-freaking-lutely loved this film. Perfectly illuminating the unfairness and brutal honesty of what divorce/separation does to a couple. And don’t let me start on the amazing home evaluation scene. This film is a damn near masterpiece. Please watch it! It’s on Netflix for Christ’s sake. You don’t have an excuse letterbox family.
Terminator: Dark Fate 2019
★½ Watched 01 Feb, 2020
Legion flashbacks were interesting at least.
The Lighthouse 2019
★★★★½ Watched 29 Jan, 2020
Dafoe really shines here. I could listen to him berate someone all day.
American Factory 2019
★★★★½ Watched 20 Jan, 2020
An eye opening look into globalization , American values, and efficiency. American factory is thoroughly entertaining and an equally depressing depiction of the direction the world is going.