Movies I've Watched in the Past 72 Hours

Dog/house sitting has its perks. Recorded in the order I watched them, which was more or less random.
  1. Sicario
    SEE IT. Tied for my favorite. Highly recommend. Top to bottom, it all worked. // Emily Blunt, Benecil Del Toro, Josh Brolin // Dir. Denis Villeneuve; Writ. Taylor Sheridan
  2. Far From The Madding Crowd
    Missable. Carey Mulligan is so charming and elegant but it just isn't enough to make this a great movie. // Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen // Dir. Thomas Vinterberg; Writ. David Nicholls
  3. Brooklyn
    See it. Second place after the tie. In a word: lovely. The script was well thought out and paced, and Saorise Ronan's beautiful transformation lifts the film from good to great. // Saorise Ronan, Emory Cohen, Dohmnall Gleeson // Dir. John Crowley; Writ. Nick Hornby
  4. Mistress America
    See it. Not for everyone but if you're familiar with Greta Gerwig and/or Noah Baumbach (which I am) then this is another solid film by both. I also recommend their previous collaboration "Frances Ha," one of my favorite films of 2013. // Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke // Dir. Noah Baumbach; Writ. Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig
  5. Grandma
    Missable. Not exactly my kind of movie but I did enjoy it. Lily Tomlin brings it, as usual, but is it a must see? Meh. // Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner // Dir. and Writ. Paul Weitz
  6. The End of the Tour
    See it. Well hello serious actor Jason Segel! I didn't think I would enjoy this movie as much as I did but it's a good one. Not a movie I'd watch again and again, but I'm glad I saw it. I may even buy "Infinite Jest" but the question is... Will I read it and, if I do, will I finish it? // Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg // Dir. James Ponsoldt; Writ. Donald Margulies
  7. Room
    SEE IT. Tied for my favorite. Absolutely a must see. I'll be thinking about this movie for a long time. Incredible. // Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay // Dir. Lenny Abrahamson; Writ. Emma Donoghue
  8. Steve Jobs
    See it or miss it, up to you. I love Aaron Sorkin. I love Michael Fassbender. I love Kate Winslet. They all did fine but when the credits rolled, I tried to figure out why the movie was made and then realized I didn't care enough to discover the answer. // Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet // Dir. Danny Boyle; Writ. Aaron Sorkin
  9. Trainwreck
    See it or miss it, up to you. I laughed more than I thought I would. Amy Schumer has some serious acting chops, and her screenwriting skills will only improve as time goes by. I could definitely see her in a drama or writing another comedy. Let's see what her and J Law come up with! // Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson // Dir. Judd Apatow; Writ. Amy Schumer
  10. Mr. Holmes
    Missable. When is Ian McKellen not amazing, but the movie was only okay. An interesting concept to see Sherlock Holmes at the end of his life, but I don't think I'd see it again. // Ian McKellen, Laura Linney // Dir. Bill Condon; Writ. Jeffrey Hatcher
  11. Bridge of Spies
    See it. It's not my favorite but it was a good movie. All the ingredients of a well made film... Spielberg and Hanks know what they're doing. // Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance // Dir. Steven Spielberg; Writ. Matt Charman and the Coen Brothers