Guess I should play some catch up.
Won't You Be My Neighbor
It makes me feel like the biggest prick in the world to not like this film but...I know I watched his show when I was a child but watching this makes me think his show was kind of crap. Like, sure, good messages, but it was just a poor show. Maybe that's why it isn't the most memorable of my childhood TV.
Three Identical Strangers
Just fantastic. Joyous at times, Heartbreaking at times. Insightful into a number of things. Really well told.
Not sure if I wrote about this or not. Felt like a mess in its organization so it kind of underwhelmed, even as its topic matter is shocking.
Sufficiently does bring back the joyous experience of Ocean's 11, with a lot of top ladies. Struck me that Cate Blanchett has resemblance of an unrequited love so now she's on the list with Taylor Swift of triggering famous people.
Sid and Nancy
Couldn't stand them, couldn't finish. Guessing it didn't have the happy ending I was hoping for (murder-suicide).
I think the sequel to Ant-Man is the only MCU film I still need to catch up with. That's a big investment considering I mostly don't care for MCU. I did like this. It isn't overly serious, the stakes have the potential to be serious without being world-ending. Of course, I am the ultimate sucker about stories about fathers and daughters so when this film did go serious, it landed.
I'm sure I added this because of Clio Barnard but I had forgotten by the time I got around to it. Once I remembered it was obvious enough since she has rather focused on grim stories of Yorkshire and the like. Strong turn out of Ruth Wilson in a good but not great film, probably the least of the three Barnard films, but an impressive average.
The Land of Steady Habits
Watching this with a friend I observed this was an unusual role for Ben Mendelsohn because he wasn't some criminal tough. Soon it was revealed he may be a bit of an asshole though. This is a sharply written film. Funny at times and well acted in its dramatic moments. Really captures a certain emotionally unavailable New England WASP family vibe. Probably recommendable to fans of The Ice Storm.
To All The Boys I've Loved Before
Cute HS Romance film. Premised upon a girl who writes love letters to boys she imagines relationships with, but without intention of actually sending them, it did connect a bit to feeling currently I have a couple friendships with women where I'm not sure if there is something more lingering there for the asking. The message of being honest with your feelings seems apt, but is life so simple or tied up with a bow as a movie rom com?