Over on Twitter I run an account that gives movie reviews in twenty words or less. In a fast and moving world, attention spans can be short, especially on social media. I challenged myself to strip away the excess fat from reviews and post my succinct thoughts that get to the heart of how I feel. New releases, old classics, first-time viewings, and tenth time rewatches
See below for a round-up of the last month’s content.
A Quiet Place II – Gets off to a blistering start but some foolish character decisions really bugged me. Still, some fantastic action sequences throughout.
Bedevilled – Becomes difficult to watch as the story progresses, but the savage and relentless finale makes it all worthwhile. Loved it.
It’s Such a Beautiful Day – I never would have thought stickman animation could be so thought-provoking, especially when depicting mental illness and mortality. Very unique.
Cinema Paradiso – Heartwarming homage to the joys of cinema that feels very timely today. Some gorgeous visuals and crammed full of charm.
The Celebration (aka Festen) – A regular family gathering turns into an utterly absorbing drama. Everything is intensified with dynamic visuals and stellar performances. Exceptional.
Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade – Awesome visuals and character animation but I struggled to get invested due to the slowly paced and confusing plot.
Nobody – Brainless action and wry humour that put a smile on my face from start to finish. Odenkirk really shines.
Han Gong-ju – An extremely bleak watch where the delayed reveals really heighten the feeling of hopelessness and anxiety. Tough but good.
Godzilla vs. Kong – Takes far too long to get to the good stuff, but once it does it’s great fun. Nonsense, but fun.
Shaolin Soccer – Outrageously over the top throughout, with some proper laugh out loud moments. Leave your brain at the door and enjoy.
Have you seen any of these films and if so, what did you think of them?