For those of you who may not already know, I’m an avid movie-goer and movie-watcher. For the last few years I’ve been keeping track of movies I’ve seen on Letterboxd, but in the last week I’ve watched quite a few films and thought I’d tell you about some of them:
Good People (2014) directed by Henrik Ruben Genz
The basic gist is that James Franco and Kate Hudson get a windfall of money which is tied to a bunch of bad guys. They spend the entirety of the movie trying to decide what they should do — turn the money into the police, save it, or spend it. Obviously they spend it, otherwise there would be no film, but on the whole I would say that the ending was a wild ride despite the rest of the plot being a bit obvious.
Haywire (2011) directed by Steven Soderbergh
It took me a really long time to understand what was going on, but basically this movie is 90% action sequences. If you couldn’t already guess, action-heavy films aren’t exactly my thing, and I have to admit that this one didn’t interest me at all.
Dear White People (2014) directed by Justin Simien
I was really pumped to see this film but came away feeling underwhelmed.
She’s Funny That Way (2014) directed by Peter Bogdanovich
My expectations for this film were fairly low, so I was pretty surprised at how much I enjoyed casually watching this flick. It’s one of those multi-story plots where everyone’s stories come together, creating a disaster. Owen Wilson was kind of annoying but Kathryn Hahn was SO perfect that I would go so far as to say that this movie solidified her as one of my favorite actors.
Spotlight (2015) directed by Tom McCarthy
UGH. So gripping, so sad. If you’ve just finished watching Making A Murderer and are wondering what else you can get angry about, then boy have you got to watch this film. Great acting, but the story really kind of just speaks for itself.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999) directed by Stanley Kubrick
I’ve been putting off watching Eyes Wide Shut for a while now, but I finally got around to it today. I thought it would be a lot darker and creepier than it was, although that one infamous scene definitely made me raise a brow or two. Such an interesting story, but I kind of wish I had more backstory.
All right, that’s it for today. I’m going to enjoy my glass of Chardonnay, watch something with my husband, and I’ll see you tomorrow!