Movies I Watched This Week
All 2016 releases, two in theaters currently, two rented on iTunes.
- •First Girl I LovedNarrative attitude toward one storyline was slightly murkier than I would have liked, but they nailed the development of the "obviously smitten friendship" between the two girls. Really delicate and tender, and the lead performances were great.
- •The Edge of SeventeenA total delight. Funny and smart and emotionally authentic. Worthy of the John Hughes comparisons it's getting.
- •JoshyWatched it because I like the cast a lot, and enjoyed it a lot more than I expected considering the "bro" nature of it. Restrained in the more emotional material, but was a kind of sickening gut punch when it finally came.
- •ArrivalHoly shit. Just got back from the movie theater and I was not expecting this at all. Eerie and thought provoking with a powerful pay off. Damn.