Movie Comments -Current

Movie viewing from the current year back to 2021 is listed below.
Older movie viewing is covered on different page(s): https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/movies/movies-2017-2019/
https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/movies/movies-2020/

  • 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! (I softened in 2021)
  • ‘Ten stars’ is for epics like Doctor Zhivago, which excels in history, acting, scenery, story, and score.

All movies viewed in 2022, alphabetically:
->A few received my commentary; those have links.
*(star) ratings are my own … 7*=Seven stars (maximum 10 stars)

  • 7*; 1776 (1992) -History on Stage; Musical may distract some
  • 7*; Barefoot (2005) -Til Schweiger, Johana Wokalek; mental
  • 9*; Being the Ricardos (2021) -Nicole Kidman fantastic here
  • 7*; Blood and Wine (1996) -Nicholson, Caine; watchable
  • 8*; Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) -Audrey Hepburn, my fave
  • 8*; Carol King James Taylor (2022) -Modern Doc of Legends
  • 8*; Cold War (2018) -Polished Polish romance; subtitled
  • 9*; The Current War (2017) -Cumberbatch; Cinema! history!
  • 8*; Dear Evan Hansen (2001) -From stage to screen solidly
  • 7*; The Debt (2011) -J. Chastain, H. Mirren; solid start to ’22
  • 4*; Forrest Gump (1994) -T. Hanks, cool music, nothing more
  • 5*; The Hangover (2009) -Moves along; happy to see it go
  • 7*; In Secret (2013) -E. Olsen; Dickens-era setting but darker
  • 8*; The Inheritance (2020) -Lily Collins; thriller not too gory
  • 7*; Jobs (2013) -Kutcher; worthy but not dynamic film
  • 8*; Jumping the Broom (2011) -Swept us up; fun and sweet
  • 8*; The Last Bus (2021) -Aging Brit via local busses; on plane
  • 6*; Limbo (2020) -Syrians, Scotland, Slow, Slow; not ‘comedy’
  • 6*; Lucy and Desi (2022) -A.Poehler doc; view ‘Ricardos’ 1st
  • 8*; Memphis Majic (2019) -Art in context; solid characters
  • 5*; Mission Impossible Fallout (2018) -Dragged out chases
  • 6*; Outbreak (1995) -Hoffman, Russo; trite and fanciful
  • 8*; The Outfit (2022) -Tailor, Mob, Chicago ’20s; on plane
  • 5*; San Andreas (2015) -Get a piece of ‘The Rock’; little else
  • 8*; Shutter Island (2010) -DiCaprio; good cast/story; a bit long
  • 8*; Sneakers (1992) -Redford, Akroyd, Kingsley spies
  • 8*; Surrogates (2009) -decent Sci-Fi that compels thought
  • 9*; They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) -fabulous film creation
  • 6*; Tristan & Isolde (2006) -Story and film seemed archaic
  • 9*; Voyage of the Damned (1976) -Jews boat to Cuba
  • 8*; Wag the Dog (1997) -Hoffman, Deniro; clever, entertaining
  • 10*; War Horse (2011) -Wonderful gem; exceedingly rare 10*
  • 7*; Welcome to Mooseport (2004) -Hackman, Romano mayor
  • 7*; West Side Story (2001) -Ariana DeBose; great story
  • 9*; The Who Tommy (2017) -Live at Royal Albert Hall
  • 7*; The Wiz (1978) -D. Ross, M. Jackson; finally saw this

All 59 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
  • 7*; Broken City (2013) -Wahlberg, Crowe; solid suspense
  • 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
  • 8*; Hamilton: One Shot to Broadway (2017) -docu
  • 7*; He Said, She Said (1991) -K. Bacon; beats Just Marr..
  • 9*; Hoosiers (1986) -Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey
  • 7*; How to Build a Girl (2016) -Sophie Kuether (Brit)
  • 6*; The Humans (2021) -J. Houdyshell; play is far better
  • 8*; Hush … Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) -B Davis’ eyes!
  • 6*; Just Married (2003) -Aston Kuchar; slapstick silly
  • 8*; Ladies in Lavender (2004) -Judi Dench
  • 7*; Land (2021) -Robin Wright is good not great
  • 9*; The Last Vermeer (2017) -Guy Pearce as Painter
  • 8*; Leave (2011) -Topic stars; what’s required to ‘leave’
  • 7*; Life Itself (2018) -Mandy P.; int’l lives interwoven
  • 7*; Man Up (2015) -Lake Bell blind date comedy (Brit)
  • 8*; Miss Sloane (2016) -Jessica Chastain
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; A Month in the Country (1987) -C. Firth; better book?
  • 8*; Nobody’s Fool (1994) -Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith
  • 7*; Outbreak (1995) -D. Hoffman, M. Freeman, R. Russo
  • 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
  • 8*; The Queen (2006) -Helen Mirren; History w/o sobs
  • 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
  • 7*; Stillwater (2021) -M. Damon, imprisoned daughter
  • 7*; Sunshine Cleaning (2008) -Amy Adams, Alan Arkin
  • 9*; Their Finest (2016) -WWII England Movie Making
    ->Link to Commentary
  • 7*; Unfinished Sky (2019) -Aussie farmer and lost girl
  • 9*; White Christmas (1954) -Crosby, Kaye, Vera Ellen!
  • 8*; Wilmington On Fire (2015) -Good history, tho dry
  • 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

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

https://douginnc.com/r-n-r/movies/movies-2020/

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

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