My Summer Movies Rankings (of the Ones That I Got a Chance to See)
I frequented the movie theaters for the first time in a long time. My thoughts
- •Me & Earl & The Dying GirlIt's a shame that this movie didn't do better in the box office because I thought it did an excellent job in striking the tone between humor and teenage coming of age. On top because it particularly resonated for where I'm at in life as an awkward in-betweener between real life and school.
- •The End of the TourI felt like a fly on the wall watching Segel as David Foster Wallace and Eisenberg as David Lipsky. So much great, sharp dialogue.
- •Clouds of Sils MariaAn elegantly written, masterfully acted character study that made me introspective on writing, developing and my underlying desires to write a script.
- •Inside OutPixar. Kills. It. Again. What they do brilliantly is take such a creative, simple idea and apply it to make profound commentary on daily life while tugging on heart strings. In the upper tier of Pixar films.
- •What We Did On Our HolidayThe kids were so brilliantly cast in this sharp British comedy. Thought pacing was off, but the British comedic sensibilities was a welcome change of pace.
- •Mad Max: Fury RoadAction insane. Charlize Theron: bad ass. Basically 30 seconds of dialogue the whole film. Became so desensitized to the explosions halfway through that I got a little bored.
- •Ant ManThe self-awareness of how ridiculous Ant Man'a powers are saved this film from being straight up awkward.
- •Jurassic WorldIt was a lot of fun. Really can't ask for a whole lot more.
- •Infinitely Polar BearI love Mark Ruffalo and the kids were so charming, but the pacing was weird and I left the theater kind of puzzled about what I had just seen.