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  • The Painted Veil

    The Painted Veil

    ★★★

    I need some subtlety in my life. The film adaptation of the novel held true enough to the story, but overall, it simultaneously jammed in the unimportant bits while it was watered down to such an extent that it was a bit lifeless.  Too many scenes with Edward Norton and a walking stick with mountains!  There was so much artful and memorable descriptions of the scenery and the atmosphere in the book that would have been easily added to the…

  • Swallow

    Swallow

    ★★★★½

    It would be easy to think that this movie would just lazily coast on its shock value, but it didn’t. It built up suspense and intrigue very well and didn’t waste a single moment.  I liked the music chosen for the soundtrack but it felt thrown together, my only issue with this movie.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★½

    I really enjoyed the second half.  I wanted the first half of the movie to feel less self-aware.  I get it, you’re a whimsical hipster comedy!  Alright!  The second half the movie redeemed itself, was less hitting you over the head, and genuinely touching.

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    ★★★★★

    I can’t believe how nearly perfect this series was (I don’t ever go so far as to say something is perfect).  The portrayal of the men at fault could be a little heavy handed, but otherwise a very memorable and moving series in every way.