Boop has written 4 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2021.

  • The Out-of-Towners

    The Out-of-Towners

    ★★½

    Jack Lemmon is typically great at playing neurotic characters that ultimately have heart, but the screenplay isn’t really doing him any favors. It’s got funny bits here and there but the main characters aren’t really likable in any way and Sandy Dennis isn’t given enough to make Gwen shine, which is unfortunate because she has really funny moments here and there. Only an hour and a half but it feels longer than it should.

  • Candyman

    Candyman

    ★★½

    Disappointed after waiting for a year. It’s gets very triggering towards the end (iykyk) by trying to make a specific statement that I personally do not think works. Unfortunate because it’s beautifully shot and clearly inspired by a lot of 70s horror in terms of cinematography. The actors were great but it’s a miss for me. Hoping to see more from Nia DaCosta in the future though cause I think she has a great vision.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★½

    I really need Aaron Sorkin to stop doing what he thinks is directing. 

    Also Sacha Baron Cohen for best supporting actor? Really? If we’re treating this like a comedic performance at least give it to Jeremy Strong who was one of the few carrying this. Also Eddie Redmayne should just quietly go away.

  • Promising Young Woman

    Promising Young Woman

    ★★½

    Very conflicted. I mostly enjoyed this until the very end, which was quite triggering and left a very bad taste in my mouth. The acting was quite good but that ending is just gross. 

    Oh well, Bo Burnham was pretty so that sorta helped