Woman in Gold

Woman in GoldDirector: Simon Curtis
Run Time: 1h 49m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.0

Woman in Gold is simply…pleasant. Given the source material I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing, but it doesn’t suck. How could a film with such great acting and a seemingly moving story fall short of being magnificent? Pace and character arc, my friend. Continue reading

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Child 44

Child 44Director: Daniel Espinosa
Run Time: 2h 17m
MPAA: R
Stars: 4.0

I’ve seen plenty of reviews criticizing Child 44, and I couldn’t disagree more. It may not be an edge-of-your-seat ride, but it’s a magnificent film that deserves your attention. A-list cast and thought-provoking story are the foundation of any good film, and this one doesn’t stop there. Continue reading

Furious 7

Furious 7Director: James Wan
Run Time: 2h 17m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

A few confessions I must make:

  1. I expected to hate this movie because
  2. I have only seen two other Fast & Furious movies, but
  3. I may need to revisit them

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’71

71Director: Yann Demange
Run Time: 1h 39m
MPAA: R
Stars: 4.0

This is the gripping story of an abandoned British soldier behind enemy lines. Even though Jack O’Connell is once again a man trapped during war, he doesn’t disappoint. Yann Demange impresses with his theatrical directorial debut, ’71.

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It Follows

It FollowsDirector: David Robert Mitchell
Run Time: 1h 40m
MPAA: R
Stars: 1.0

What. The. ****.

You will either love It Follows or you will hate it. My husband enjoyed it. I disagree (obviously).

It Follows is more of a throwback nod to the horror of movies past (ie. Halloween, Friday the 13th). Same feel, same soundtrack, same Swiss cheese plot. My husband’s preferred type of horror. Not mine. Continue reading