Movie Comments -Current

Movie viewing from the current year back to 2020 is listed below.
Older movie viewing is covered on different page(s): https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/movies/movies-2017-2019/

  • Movies are listed alphabetically within year viewed
  • Some are linked to a page of brief commentary.
  • My “Star” ratings preface each title, e.g. … 7*=Seven stars.
    (I’ve been told I’m harsh with my ratings!)
  • ‘Ten stars’ is for epics like Doctor Zhivago, which excels in history, acting, scenery, story, and score.

All movies viewed in 2021, alphabetically:
->A few received my commentary; those have links.
*(star) ratings are my own … 7*=Seven stars (maximum 10 stars)

  • 7*; Accidental (2017) -short; French Horn and Cello “collide”
  • 7*; Battle of Little Bighorn (2020); adequate slant on history
  • 9*; The Bear (1988) -Director Annaud; GREAT nature/story
  • 7*; A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) -Tom Hanks
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; Beneath a Sea of Lights (2020) -Abu Dhabi; solid piece
  • 6*; Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) -Chris Evans
  • 8*; Cast Away (2000) -Tom Hanks
  • 8*; Chef (2014) -Jon Favreau
  • 6*; The Circle (2016) -Emma Watson; cute is not enough
  • 7*; The Courier (2020) -Benedict Cumberbatch
  • 7*; Dark Blue (2002) -Kurt Russell, Brendan Gleeson
  • 7*; Deep Impact (1998) -Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni
  • 7*; Dream Lover (1994) -Spader; like “Leave,” but lesser
  • 7*; Edison (2005) -okay; better Timberlake is “In Time”
  • 8*; Enemies (1989) -Angelica Houston; solid period film
  • 6*; Eye See You (2002) -Stallone
  • 9*; Ford v Ferrari (2019) -Matt Damon, Christian Bale
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; A Frosty Affair (2015) -Alberta, Canada; simple tale
  • 9*; Ghandi (1992) -Ben Kingsley, classic, better with age
  • 7*; A Good Year (2006) -Russell Crowe
  • 7*; He Said, She Said (1991) -K. Bacon; beats Just Marr..
  • 9*; Hoosiers (1986) -Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey
  • 8*; Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) -B Davis’ eyes!
  • 6*; Just Married (2003) -Aston Kuchar; slapstick silly
  • 8*; Ladies in Lavendar (2004) -Judi Dench
  • 7*; Land (2021) -Robin Wright is good not great
  • 8*; Leave (2011) -Topic stars; what’s required to ‘leave’
  • 7*; Life Itself (2018) -Mandy P.; int’l lives interwoven
  • 8*; Miss Sloane (2016) -Jessica Chastain
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; A Month in the Country (1987) -C. Firth; better book?
  • 8*; Paris Blues (1961) -Newman, Woodward
  • 8*; Paris, je t’aime (2006) -Vignettes with bright spots
  • 8*; The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) -Enchanting
  • 7*; Picture Perfect (1997) -Jennifer Anniston comedy
  • 7*; Pink (2021) -Alecia Hart doc, Wembley Stadium
  • 5*; The Princess Bride (1987) -Mandy Pantinkin
  • 7*; Rebel in the Rye (2017) -JD Salinger’s story
  • 8*; The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) -Riz Ahmed
  • 7*; Schultze Gets the Blues (2003) -German; subtitled
  • 7*; Slow West (2015) -Scottish lad searches Colorado
  • 7*; Sound of Metal (2020) -Drummer; Riz Ahmed
  • 9*; Their Finest (2016) -WWII England Movie Making
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; Unfinished Sky (2019) -Aussie farmer and lost girl
  • 8*; The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) -Leonardo DeCaprio
  • 5*; The Wolfpack (2015) -Kids locked inside in NYC
  • 6*; They Call Me Mr. Tibbs (1970) -Sidney Poitier’s prime

All movies viewed in 2020, alphabetically:
->A few received my commentary; those have links.
*(star) ratings are my own … 7*=Seven stars (maximum 10 stars)

  • 7*; 1917 Movie (2019); ->Link to Commentary
  • 6*; 1984 (1984); -John Hurt, Aldous Huxley novel
  • 7*; 21 Bridges (2019) -C. Boseman, *Stephan James
  • 7*; An Acceptable Loss (2018) -Tika Sumpter, J.L.Curtis
  • 7*; The Accountant (2016) -Ben Affleck
  • 7*; American Folk (2017) -XCountry after 9/11
  • 8*; Another Earth (2011) -Brit Marling
  • 7*; The Apartment (1960) -Jack Lemmon, S. MacLaine
  • 6*; The Art of Getting By (2011) -F. Hightower
  • 7*; Atlas Shrugged Part I (2011) -Good storyline
  • 6*; Atlas Shrugged Part II (2012) -Actors chg vs Pt I
  • 4*; Atlas Shrugged Part III (2014) -Poor acting, storyline
  • 8*; Blackway (2015) -J. Stiles, A. Hopkins
  • 8*; Bombshell (2019) -Theron, Kidman, Robbie
  • 8*; The Bookshop (2017) -Emily Mortimer
  • 8*; Building The Ancient City (Prime) -Rome Doc
  • 9*; Cake (2014) -Jennifer Anniston, Adriana Barraza
  • 7*; Castles in the Sky (2014) -Pair with The Dish (2000)
  • 5*; Catch and Release (2006) -Jennifer Garner
  • 7*; A Christmas Carol (1951) -Classic story, stage acted
  • 3*; Chumscrubber (2005) -Dark Comedy? Satire?
  • 3*; Closer (2004) ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; The Comey Rule (2019) -Jeff Bridges
  • 7*; The Commuter (2018) ->Link to Commentary
  • 6*; The Contractor (2007) -Wesley Snipes
  • 9*; The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) -A. Dumas
  • 7*; Cowgirls and Angels (2012) -YA -Bailee Madison
  • 10*; D-Day at Pointe-du-Hoc (2019) -Heroes!
  • 8*; Déjà Vu (2006) -Denzel Washington
  • 8*; The Dish (2000) -Australian
  • 8*; Downtown Abbey (2019) -Movie nee TV
  • 6*; Dripping in Chocolate (2012) -Australian Mystery
  • 7*; Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (2018) -Painter Documentary
  • 6*; Emma (1996) -Gwenyth Paltrow
  • 5*; Enemy (2013) -Spider web of Sci Fi warped time
  • 5*; Escape from NY (1981) -Curt Russell, E. Borgnine
  • 6*; Faster (2019) -Dwayne Johnson
  • 5*; The Freshman (1990) -Broderick, Brando
  • 7*; The Frozen Ground (2013) -Cage, Cusack
  • 4*, 6*; Glengarry, Glen Ross; (1992) -D. Mamet
  •   ->4* as film; 6* as “study -if world was only male”
  • 6*; Go For It! (2011) -Carmen Marrón
  • 8*; God’s Not Dead (2014) -Kevin Sorbo
  • 2*; Gosford Park (2001) -Mystery’s Mystery
  • 7*; The Grand Seduction (2013) -Brendan Gleeson
  • 7*; Grant (2020) -History Channel 3-part Mini
  • 7*; Green Book (2018) -Storytelling
  • 8*; Hampstead (2017) ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; A Handful of Dust (1998) -Kristen Scott Thomas
  • 8*; The Handmaiden (2016) -Korea; not for all (sexual)
  • 7*; Hanna (2011) -Saoirse Ronan, Cate Blanchett
  • 8*; Havana (1990) -Robert Redford
  • 5*; Hawaii (1966) -Julie Andrews
  • 5*; Heartbreakers (2001) -Sigourney Weaver
  • 6*; Henry Fool (1997) -Obscure and introspective
  • 7*; High Road to China (1983); Bess Armstrong, T. Selleck
  • 6*; Houseboat (1958) -Sophia Loren, Cary Grant
  • 8*; The Hunt for Red October (1990) -Alec Baldwin
  • 8*; In Harm’s Way (2017) -China; Yifei Liu, Emile Hirsh
  • 7*; Invisible Life (2019) ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; The Lighthouse (2019) -R. Pattinson, Willem Dafoe
  • 7*; The Karate Kid (1984) -Ralph Maccio, Pat Morita
  • 7*; Keeping the Faith (2000) -Ed Norton, Ben Stiller
  • 6*; Knives Out (2020) -Murder/Suicide Mystery
  • 7*; The Last Dance (2019) -Sports Doc; M. Jordan, Bulls
  • 8*; A Man Called Ove (2015) -Old Man in an HOA, Sweden
  • 8*; Me Before You (2016) -Emelia Clarke
  • 8*; Memphis Belle (1990) -Matthew Modine
  • 7*; Message in a Bottle (1999) -Well acted N. Sparks tale
  • 5*; Moonlight Mile (2002) -Jake Gyllenhaal, D. Hoffman
  • 9*; Noble (2014) -Irish Helping Vietnam Orphans
  • 7*; Nothing in Common (1986) -T.Hanks, Bess Armstrong
  • 8*; On the Basis of Sex (2018) -Felicity Jones is RBGinsburg
  • 7*; The Operative (2019) ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; Overboard (2010) -Anna Faris
  • 7*; Parriah: … Sonny Liston (2019) ->Link to Commentary
  • 8*; Raising Renee (2011) -Artist Beverly McIver doc
  • 7*; Red (2010) -B.Willis, M.Freeman, J.Malkovich, H.Millen
  • 8*; Red Joan (2018) -Judy Dench, Sophie Cookson
  • 5*; Rent (2005) -Taye Diggs
  • 7*; The Secret of Roan Inish (1995) -Irish Island Folk
  • 7*; Second Act (2018) -Jennifer Lopez
  • 7*; A Simple Favor (2018) -Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively
  • 6*; Slow Burn (2005) -Ray Liotta political murder-mystery
  • 8*; Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997) -Julia Ormond, Sweden
  • 7*; Star Wars IV -A New Hope (1977) -Epic in the Day
  • 7*; Star Wars V: Empire Strikes (1980) -Hamill, Fisher, Ford
  • 6*; Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) -Dullness
  • 7*; Still of the Night (1982) -Scheider, Streep (very young!)
  • 7*; Stone (2010) -Edward Norton
  • ?*; SXSW shorts (2020) Pt1 ->Link to Commentary
  • ?*; SXSW shorts (2020) Pt2 ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; The Take (2016) -Idris Elba, 2 good young actors, Paris
  • 7*; Tess (1979) -Natassja Kinsky
  • 1*; They Come Together (2014) -Amy Poehler
  • 6*; Things You Can Tell … (2000) -Glenn Close, Holly Hunter
  • 7*; Timeline (2003) -Frances O’Connor, Anna Friel
  • 1*; The Tree of Life (2011) -Scenery; nothing else
  • 7*; They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) -WWI documentary
  • 5*; Undercover Blues (1993) -Kathleen Turner, D.Quaid
  • 9*; Victoria & Abdul (2017) -Judy Dench, Ali Fazal
  • 8*; Welcome to Sarajevo (1997) -War, Press, Children
  • 7*; Yesterday (2019) ->Link to Commentary

Older movie viewing is covered on different page(s):

https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/movies/movies-2017-2019/

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