Movies I have seen

  1. The Eagle huntress
    Plays more like fiction than documentary in the best way, an important film in our current social/political climate.
  2. Nocturnal Animals
    You either love it or hate it. I loved it, glossy aesthetically, heartbreaking narrative, truly thrilling, impressively calculated and the humor has bite.
  3. Arrival
    Despite Amy Adams being slightly annoying, the depiction of aliens is optimistic, creative and fresh, and language as the film's unifying framework is thoughtful and engaging.
  4. Don't Breathe
    Classic pop-out scares and somewhat of a lackluster narrative. Decent, but not scary good.
  5. Sully
  6. Jackie
    Plays like a short film rather than a feature. It's odd timeframe, the seven days after Kennedy's assassination, make for a somewhat experimental narrative without Campbell's traditional hero's journey or Vonnegut's story shapes. Portman's build is also a bit distracting, given Jackie was a very tall and imposing woman. Still the costume design and historical depiction are engaging.
  7. La La Land
  8. Fantastic Beasts
  9. Rogue One
  10. Cafe Society
  11. Lion
    BEST MOVIE. A true story! The action grabs you from the moment it starts. It's an irresponsible travesty that Google has chosen not to list the lead, incredible 8-year-old Sunny Pawar, in the cast list for the film. Pawar is a wonderkind of an actor and the perfect mixture of cute and honest to make you so whole heartedly root for him without pause. Every minor character is perfectly etched, from his brother Gudu to the two-faced gypsy. Even Nicole Kidman reasserts her chomps as a great actress.
  12. Loving
    An important and inspiring story particularly pertinent given the state of the country. Unfortunately, it crawls by with minimal dialogue and characters remain a bit underdeveloped. An hour could have been cut out of it. The story ultimately loses out to the boring way it's told.
  13. Silence
  14. Hidden Figures