-Quick hitters on a grouping of Netflix originals and recent rentals.
-Boring, predictable, and never scary. It feels like you’ve seen it before.
THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST
-Well-acted and had a nice sense of realism. Occasionally drags.
DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT
-Simultaneously dark and joyful, and features a really good Jonah Hill performance.
-Violent, bloody, and masterfully thrilling.
-Feels desperate for the intelligentsia to enjoy.
-The weakest of the Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaborations.
-Well acted movie with stakes dampened by odd visual motifs.
-A diverting blend of various genres into a messy whole.
-A really rich and understated thriller.
-Made me sufficiently uncomfortable and tackled some taboo.
-Fits in the sub-genre where the people take precedent over the zombies.
HOLD THE DARK
-Surprisingly violent and has great atmosphere despite moving slowly.
THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS
-Brilliantly written and acted, has stuck with me since watching it.
MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE
-Cool to the hear the voices of so many famous actors, but the story is uninspired.
-A really sad and grueling story, but it’s extremely cogent.
TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE
-A breezy summer rom-com that’s damn enjoyable.
(In addition, I did watch the finished restoration of Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind, which I found pretty compelling.)