Fellow Movie Buffs

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

"Prodigy"

Interesting film. It's about a young girl who has exraordinary powers and uses them for evil purposes. She's in a lockdown situation and the woman in charge of her case brings in an old friend who's a child psychologist to evaluate her. A great psychological thriller. It's slow moving at first but the pace picks up heading into a crazy ending. The acting is absolutely superb.
3.5 out of 5 stars.






Friday, August 24, 2018

"The Ornithologist."

Here's another wild and crazy movie that Netflix recommended to me and thought I'd like. It's about a Spanish birdwatcher in search of a rare and elusive bird. When he spots said bird on a river in his kayak, he's so captivated, he loses track that he's about to go down some challenging rapids. He crashes on a rocky shore and is rendered unconscious. He's resuscitated by a couple of crazy Catholic Chinese girls who are on the the Santiago De Compostela pilgrimage. He informs them that instead of being in Northern Spain, they are, in fact, in Portugal. When he passes out for the night, they tie him up with a bunch of ropes. He manages to undo the knots and escapes. This is after they discuss, castrating him in the morning. And this is just the first half of the movie!



Thursday, August 23, 2018

"Come and Find Me"

Excellent thriller with several plot twists. The movie starts out with David, (Aaron Paul) who's stalking a woman. As it turns out, it's a game they play every evening. They're totally in love. One thing that bugs David is that Claire (Annabelle Wallis) never tells him anything about herself, her past, or her family. One day she goes missing, and he attempts to find her, using the photographs she left behind as clues. It turns out, she's not the person he thought she was. I won't say anything more, because it would give away the rest of the movie. If you like suspenseful movies, you'll eat this one up.
4 stars out of 5.






Thursday, August 16, 2018

"Bad Match"


A gamer, who's into one night stands, has a date with a woman, who turns out to be a stalker. He refuses to return her tweets and phone calls, and then things get very weird. He loses his job, and then is accused of sharing child-porn on his computer. That's all I'll tell you about this movie. If you enjoy films with a twist, this one's for you.

4 stars out of 5





Thursday, August 9, 2018

"My Happy Family"

This is a very depressing movie focused on a Georgian mother who moves out of her family home and starts a life on her own. The whole family seems to to meddle in her situation. It's so refreshing to see everyday people play these roles. I thought everyone in the movie was a real person, and not an actor. Great acting. When I first clicked on it, it was dubbed in English, which was very weird. None of the voices matched, and I hate dubbing anyway.  Watch it in the original Georgian.



4 out of 5 stars

Saturday, August 4, 2018

"Last Rampage"

A violent and disturbing movie which takes place in the 1970s, is based on a true story. A dad is sprung form prison along with a fellow prisoner, by his kids. The two of them go on a violent rampage. As a side story, his wife is interviewed by a reporter who tells her side of the story about her precious kids. If you're not into violent films, stay away from this one. I thought the acting was above average. The two escapees personified evil to the max.




4 out of 5 stars.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

"Extinction"

Excellent sci-fi movie from Netflix. The movie is focused on a dad with two daughters. He has weird nightmares where aliens invade the earth. His wife and his co-workers think he should see a shrink about it. Then, aliens really do attack earth. Just when you think this is your usual alien invasion movie, there's a very unexpected plot twist. I can't give any more of the movie away without spoiling it. When you get half way through the movie and want to say, "I've seen this before," stick with it, it's well worth it.
3.5 out of 5 stars