Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fences (Drama 2016)

This movie truly is one that shows why Denzel is a pimp actor. I didn't think I would say something like that from what the preview displayed, but I was pleasantly surprised just a few minutes in. The film is done in an interesting style where there is a ton of dialog and monologues, but in the frame of a light-ish story. There isn't a long, complicated plot; it actually sorta seems more like some live theater production of sorts, but it really takes talent to pull off the streams of dialog that this movie was full of.

Again it's a different film in that there isn't a bunch going on, but you can tell the quality of the work. Not too shabby at all.
Rating - B

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

The Big Sick (Comedic Drama 2017)

So this movie was a random one that was free off of Amazon Prime. It seemed to have good ratings on there so I gave it a go. Yeah it was highly overrated; not sure what all of those thousands of folks who rated it were smoking...

So the movie was fair but nowhere near impressive. Only a few scenes were funny and the rest just tried to be funny, unsuccessfully. I honestly don't see where the satisfaction came from as a viewer. The whole film seemed bland and uninteresting vs being something clever or unique.
Rating - C