Quick Ramblings: Reviews I Forgot To Write
When I watch a movie I usually try to write something about it within the next day or two. But with the rise of Letterboxd, I find himself leaving a few quick thoughts there and moving on. I actually did plan on writing a few things about the following films below, but they slipped my mind. So here's a few quick thoughts.
The White Tiger - This Netflix movie has been slowly gaining some awards momentum so I decided to check it out. It gets off to a really good start. It's very energetic and I enjoyed the narration, then it just fizzles out. While it says something interesting about the class divide in India, I just got bored with it. I felt it was all over the place. C
The Climb - This film starts off with a long one take tracking shot of two friends riding bike and it's wonderful to look at. There's a lot of clever shots in this. It can at times feel like the directors are showing off, but I really enjoyed this story of two men and their friendship. It was sharp, funny, and a little bit morbid. I will say all the female characters are written terribly, but since the main story is the friendship between these two guys, I won't hold it against them *too* much. B+
Palmer - What a waste of Juno Temple. A lot was made of the non binary actor playing Sam, and I expected that to be part of the story but it really isn't. Sam is just berated for being different, though some people eventually warm up to that. I'll give Justin Timberlake credit, he's pretty good here and the film kept my attention, but it's nothing to write home about. C
The Happiest Season - Add me to the never ending list of people who think Kristen Stewart's character should've just ran off with Aubrey Plaza. It was fine, but it could've been better. B
The Dig - We need to talk about age appropriate casting because as much as I love Carey Mulligan she is so miscast in this. Edith Pretty, the real life woman she was playing was in her 50's when this all went down and you can tell that this role was meant for a woman of that age. Why aren't we giving actresses in their 50's these opportunities? Why are we passing this stuff off to women in their 30's? Maybe they dodged a bullet. This film was incredibly dull. D