-Quick hitters on a grouping of Netflix originals and recent rentals.

RENTALS:

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THE NUN

-Boring, predictable, and never scary. It feels like you’ve seen it before. 

 

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THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

-Well-acted and had a nice sense of realism. Occasionally drags. 

 

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DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT

-Simultaneously dark and joyful, and features a really good Jonah Hill performance. 

 

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REVENGE

-Violent, bloody, and masterfully thrilling. 

 

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JULIET, NAKED

-Feels desperate for the intelligentsia to enjoy. 

 

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MILE 22

-The weakest of the Peter Berg/Mark Wahlberg collaborations. 

 

NETFLIX:

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6 BALLOONS

-Well acted movie with stakes dampened by odd visual motifs. 

 

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APOSTLE

-A diverting blend of various genres into a messy whole. 

 

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CALIBRE

-A really rich and understated thriller. 

 

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CAM

-Made me sufficiently uncomfortable and tackled some taboo. 

 

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CARGO

-Fits in the sub-genre where the people take precedent over the zombies. 

 

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HOLD THE DARK

-Surprisingly violent and has great atmosphere despite moving slowly. 

 

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THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS

-Brilliantly written and acted, has stuck with me since watching it. 

 

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MOWGLI: LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE

-Cool to the hear the voices of so many famous actors, but the story is uninspired. 

 

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PRIVATE LIFE

-A really sad and grueling story, but it’s extremely cogent. 

 

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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.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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