Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Greg Behrendt Is Uncool

Seriously the funniest standup I've seen in a long while, I totally related. Couldn't stop laughing. 5/5

Greg Behrendt Is Uncool on Netflix

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

This Japanese drama smartly played for tragedy instead of humor but the ending should be darker. 3.5/5

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter on Netflix

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Forger

Sometimes Travolta remembers he can act & this was one of those times. Sadly, the plot is a bit thin so... meh. 3/5

The Forger on Netflix

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Reclaim

This is your standard action thriller with a totally average plot & acting, nothing really to see here, move along. 3/5

Reclaim on Netflix

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Boy Meets Girl

While I thought the story of this trans romance was genuine & lovely, the stilted acting was not great. 3.5/5

Boy Meets Girl on Netflix

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Saturday, July 18, 2015

It Follows

The first review of this film on Netflix starts with the sentence 'this is horror'. And it is. This is what true horror is - the endless feeling of suspense, the music that becomes a character in and of itself and creeps you down to the bone, the achingly drawn out shots where you see the danger coming and no one else does, the feeling that you, as the viewer, are trapped in this world as well and will never escape. This is the feeling you got when you watched the first "Halloween", when you saw Hannibal Lecter speak in "Silence of the Lambs", when you stared into the static of the TV in "Poltergeist" and felt trapped yourself. This. This is horror, and it is wonderful. 5/5

It Follows on Netflix

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Run All Night

Between the wooden acting & the inane cinematography this movie was a mess from start to finish. Ugh. 2/5

Run All Night on Netflix

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ex Machina

This sci-fi film is certainly intriguing & makes a poignant statement on the nature of god & man. Interesting. 4/5

Ex Machina on Netflix

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fury

I thought I had seen every variation on WWII movies, but I've not seen this. Stunning film with perfect acting. Amazing. 4.5/5

Fury on Netflix

Monday, July 13, 2015

Julia's Eyes

The direction was beautiful but the plot weak in this Spanish thriller, not much surprised me, not even the end. 3/5

Julia's Eyes on Netflix

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Wedding Video

Marvelously acted, charming & witty, this British romcom is so lovely - Punch, Hound & Webb were wonderful. 4/5

The Wedding Video on Netflix

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Focus

I love a good heist/con film & this one has both good crime & a lot of great wit. Margot Robbie was excellent - bravo! 4/5

Focus on Netflix

Friday, July 10, 2015

Kill Me Three Times

I don't get the negative reviews - I thought this action comedy was smart, stylish & funny with good acting. 4/5

Kill Me Three Times on Netflix