Unhinged

“I’m gonna show you what a bad day looks like, lady”. Well, Russell – you certainly showed us what a bad film looks like.  I’ve no idea what this film was trying to set up, but it wasn’t any sort of empathy with Crowe’s overweight, overbearing, white entitled ass character …

Tenet

Probably best summed up by how I recalled it to Adrian – “I didn’t get it initially, then I THOUGHT I got it, and then sort-of understood it (or at least tried to convince myself I did) until practically the end, and then it sorta all fell into place”.  Probably …

Promising Young Woman

What would you call her – an anti-daterape vigilante?  Quite a well-assembled if somewhat confronting film centring around the notion that even the niceguys behave like total dicks when they think they can get away with it.  Important points to talk/think about? Yeah. Depressing comment on the state of humanity? …

Limitless

NOW we’re talking! Bradley Cooper not just goofing about like he did in The Hangover trilogy!  Fast-paced smart drug tale with a slightly-cheesy but satisfying finish. No idea how I’d missed this for the past 10 years.

World War Z

Revisit of a favourite from a few years back – sometimes you just need a stupid relentless onslaught of a zombie film that ISN’T comedy-oriented, and this is perfect.  I don’t think my earlier assessment has changed at all.

The Accountant

Affleck pushing the boundaries of common-sense, again. This summary tells you what you need to know:”As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise”.  Yes siree, with Affleck as the titular one-man-wrecking-and-adding-machine, and …

The Hunt

Is it dystopian, or COULD IT ACTUALLY BE HAPPENING?  Ultra rich people pay vast sums of money to hunt live poor people for sport: instantly goes a little “Hunger Games”, with shades of familiarity due to its supposed setting.  There were a few decent pull-backs as the situation changes and …

A Simple Favor

One of the problems with waiting til the end of the year to retrospectively write reviews of all of the crap you’ve watched over the year is that sometimes there are things you’ve no memory of whatsoever.  This is one of those.  I can see it’s got Anna Kendrick in …

Bird Box

Post-apocalyptic thriller in which Michael Jackson (played by Sandra Bullock) runs away from NOTHING to try to get to safety. Meanwhile the story zips back and forth in time explaining why everyone’s afraid of NOTHING (haven’t been so scared of NOTHING since The Neverending Story…). Didn’t have that much going …

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