Saturday, May 23, 2015

Road to Paloma

Jason Momoa's writer/director debut is a solid piece of drama with strong acting throughout. A good debut. 3.5/5

Road to Paloma on Netflix

Friday, May 22, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Babadook

WOW. What an amazing and fresh feeling horror film, I'm going to have nightmares for weeks. So wonderful! 5/5

The Babadook on Netflix

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cake

Continuing the tradition of Oscar tragedies this year comes "Cake", a tragic yet darkly funny drama. The movie is excellent, but the Oscar travesty here is that Jennifer Ansiton, who will likely never get a richer, more complex, and meaty role as this, was utterly amazing, and, yet, was not nominated. I wish I knew what drugs the Academy was on this year, I truly do, because this was a truly life-changing performance by Aniston and it should have been recognized. A wonderful film. 4.5/5

Cake on Netflix

Monday, May 18, 2015

God Help the Girl

God I hated this - terrible music with nonsensical plot. I turned it off an hour in, which says a lot.  1/5

God Help the Girl on Netflix

Sunday, May 10, 2015

In Your Eyes

A truly lovely & charming film, right up until the last unbelievable 15 minutes. Kazan is a vision though. 4/5

In Your Eyes on Netflix

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Selma

So let me get this straight. In a year where Oscar bait films dominated the awards pictures, and lackluster films like "The Imitation Game" and "The Theory of Everything" got awards and nominations left, right, and center... no one nominated David Oyelowo for Best Actor? Really??? I thought his performance was superior to Carrell and Cumberbatch and equal to Redmayne, and "Selma" as a film was far more solid and nuanced that the two I previously mentioned. If you are going to nominate actors from Oscar bait films, David Oyelowo deserved a nomination. At least "Selma" got a nomination, which is comforting. 4/5

Selma on Netflix

Friday, May 8, 2015

We Own the Night

Joaquin Phoenix is marvelous in this, Wahlberg much less so. I wished for more character development. 3/5

We Own the Night on Netflix

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Human Centipede: First Sequence

This is just bad is nearly every way, I don't even know why it became a cult hit. Totally ridiculous. 1.5/5

The Human Centipede: First Sequence on Netflix

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The Way He Looks

This romantic drama from Brazil is just lovely, I was rooting for the main characters throughout. Well done! 4/5

The Way He Looks on Netflix

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Oculus

This is the best written and freakiest horror film I've seen in a while. Fantastic acting as well. Not going to sleep. 5/5

Oculus on Netflix

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wild

An unflinching & powerful portrait of a woman lost told in a wonderfully non-linear way. Witherspoon was perfect. 4/5

Wild on Netflix

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Lila Says

This drama didn't take enough risks for me, I wanted to see much more develop plot-wise and with the characters. 3/5

Lila Says on Netflix

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soul Men

Jackson & Bernie Mac were excellent in this witty comedy that made my laugh out loud a few times. Well worth a watch. 4/5

Soul Men on Netflix