Power Rangers (2017) – Directed by Dean Israelite – Starring RJ Cyler, Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Becky G, Ludi Lin featuring Elizabeth Banks and Bryan Cranston – Screenplay by John Gatins
Never thought I’d see this. Never thought I’d care even a little.
I… I kinda liked it? Don’t get me wrong, it’s a dumb movie but it’s smart about it? It also looks way better than I would have expected. The director and DP actually gave a shit, which is a nice add. But while the plot itself is so dumb, it manages to be deceptively smart about the characters, which is really what the movie is centered on.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018) – Directed by Morgan Neville – Starring Fred Rogers, François Scarborough Clemmons, Betty Aberlin
Here is a wonderful reminder of the good that people are capable of, as complex and imperfect as that good and the people may be.
Elle (2016) – Directed by Paul Verhoeven – Starring Isabelle Huppert – Written by David Birke & Philippe Djian
Paul Verhoeven directs a French Neo-Noir film based on a novel, starring Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Virginie Efira, Christian Berkel, Jonas Bloquet and even more people you’ve probably never heard of because they only work in French film/television.
Tall order here.
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Right, I guess this is a thing I’m going to try doing, and also do poorly and irregularly because that’s how I do and chances are, if you are reading this, that comes as no surprise to you.
Mostly gonna be reviewing films but also sometimes TV and on rare occasions video games (which should probably be what I review most but hahahahaha). The reviews will be consist of irregular lengths because I don’t really care about consistency, no one’s paying me for this, it’s not for a portfolio, pretty much I’ll write what I feel I need to, and then stop. This is really just because at the moment I’m writing these in notepad++ and occasionally pasting them into Twitter or a 22 year-old forum, and well this is at least a platform I sort of own, insofar as my name is on it and I pay for it.
Because character count doesn’t matter here, I’m going to include the ratings legend with every post, unless I forget, but I’ll also try to use the text along with the star rating just to reduce ambiguity. The stars are just for visual shorthand, and it’s the coding I decided on to prevent option paralysis when rating things using the old, then functional, Netflix ratings.
☆☆☆☆ = “I hate it.”
★☆☆☆ = “I dislike it.”
★★☆☆ = “It’s okay.”
★★★☆ = “I like it.”
★★★★ = “I love it.”
Yes, yes, there were five stars on that, but you couldn’t rate less than 1 which means there were still only five options, and why not set zero to be the lowest?
So, uh, yep.