This week, we return back to good old Netflix to find our movie to watch, as well as bring back another edition of “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops). Warning, there are mild spoilers ahead.
Film Review The Favourite · Yorgos Lanthimos · Rachel Weisz · Emma Stone · Olivia Colman · R · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest film, “The Favourite” is a critically acclaimed and highly divisive Best Picture nominee, and after watching, I can certainly see why. This is an English tea time snack with snappy bite and wickedly dark aftertaste.
Film Review Captain Marvel · Anna Boden · Ryan Fleck · Brie Larson · Samuel L. Jackson · Ben Mendelsohn · PG-13 · 2019 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
Here comes another “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops). Warning, there are mild spoilers ahead.
Film Review Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald · David Yates · Johnny Depp · Eddie Redmayne · Ezra Miller · Jude Law · PG-13 · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
“The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second installment of five planned movies (yes, you read it correctly) in the “Fantastic Beasts” Harry Potter spin-off/prequel series. While the first film showed some promise, the second film isn’t able to reproduce those results.
Film Review Destination Wedding · Victor Levin · Keanu Reeves · Winona Ryder · R · 2018 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
This week’s review brings the second installment in “Poops & Praises”, a style of review where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops).
Film Review Dear Ex · Chih-Yen Hsu · Roy Chiu · Ying-Xuan Hsieh · Spark Chen · Joseph Huang · TV-MA · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
This unassuming Taiwanese indie film acquired by Netflix is a rare achievement in both film-making and story-telling, and it’s the best movie I’ve seen so far this year.
Film Review Green Book · Peter Farrelly · Viggo Mortensen · Mahershala Ali · Linda Cardellini · PG-13 · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
“Green Book” advertises itself as a racially-themed, crowd-pleasing, feel-good film, and it succeeds on all fronts, as long as you don’t think too hard about it.
Film Review To All the Boys I've Loved Before · Susan Johnson · Lana Condor · Noah Centineo · TV-14 · 2018 · Poops&Praises · PROJECT-FILM-52
This week’s review follows a different format called “Poops and Praises” where I just list what I liked (praises) and what I didn’t like (poops). However, before I get into that:
Film Review Velvet Buzzsaw · Dan Gilroy · Jake Gyllenhaal · Rene Russo · Zawe Ashton · John Malkovich · R · 2019 · PROJECT-FILM-52
I normally steer far away from horror films, but when I heard that the director of “Nightcrawler” had teamed up with Jake Gyllenhaal again to release a satire horror film on Netflix, my curiosity got the best of me. Despite its categorization of horror, I found the film to be surprisingly funny and was laughing more often than I was scared, whether that was the film’s intention or not.
Film Review The Commuter · Jaume Collet-Serra · Liam Neeson · Vera Famiga · Patrick Wilson · PG-13 · 2018 · PROJECT-FILM-52
The experience of watching “The Commuter” ends up being like most commutes: we know where we’re headed, and the train gets us there somewhat reliably, but the ride isn’t all that memorable.