Thursday, July 31, 2014

Grand Piano

As a former pianist, the unrealistic playing in this choppy plot-holed thriller really took me out of things. 2.5/5

Grand Piano on Netflix

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Kings of Summer

One of the strongest indie comedies I've seen in a while - great script & wonderful acting by all. 4/5

The Kings of Summer on Netflix

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Zombie Diaries

This found-footage horror flick is woefully bad with totally unbelievable acting, very trite. Shame. 2/5

The Zombie Diaries on Netflix

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Welcome to the Jungle

I thought this would be silly but still good fun, but no, just really ridiculous & badly acted. Bleh. 2/5

Welcome to the Jungle on Netflix

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This creepy atmospheric thriller has Gyllenhaal at his best - I don't get all the twists but I was thoroughly intrigued. 4/5

Enemy on Netflix

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

The English Teacher

This little romantic dramedy is sweet & funny & well acted by all the leads. A good natured little movie. 3/5

The English Teacher on Netflix

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Face of Love

Maybe it's me, but I really got this, it spoke to me in a special way. Benning & Harris were so lovely. 3.5/5

The Face of Love on Netflix

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Under the Skin

Nope. Not having it, especially given all the amazing new sci-fi out there that is INFINITELY better than this. Please, instead of this, watch "Upstream Color", "Antiviral", "Another Earth", "Perfect Sense", or "Bellflower" (which isn't sci-fi but visually similar). Or, really, anything at all by Nicholas Winding Refn. All better than this crap. Ugh. 2/5

Under the Skin on Netflix

Friday, July 18, 2014

Entre Nos

This drama about immigrant families is touching & well acted but a bit heavy handed on the message. Still, good. 3.5/5

Entre Nos on Netflix

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Apollo 18

This found-footage sci-fi thriller really hits it out of the park - wonderfully creepy & really well put together. 4/5

Apollo 18 on Netflix

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Short Term 12

One of the most unflinchingly honest portraits of child abuse I've ever seen with te3rmendous acting throughout. 4/5

Short Term 12 on Netflix

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Side by Side

This documentary about the transition of film to digital is fascinating, informative & full of great opinions. 4/5

Side by Side on Netflix