Fellow Movie Buffs

Thursday, December 29, 2016

"Burn, Burn, Burn"

What a subtle yet powerful movie. It's a story about two women who are charged with spreading the ashes of a recently deceased friend. It's a road movie that is full of self-discovery. They have to scatter the ashes in various locations through ought Great Britain that are meaningful to their dead friend. At each location they play a video where their friend reveals the importance of the place. The acting is wonderful and the cinematography is gorgeous. It's very slow moving but you get caught up in the pace of the movie.
4.5 out of 5 stars

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Bass Ackwards"

Absolutely one of the most twisted, off-the-wall movies I've seen in a long time. I found this movie by doing a search for Linas Phillips, who starred in "Rainbow Time", which I'll review next. This one is about a guy who drives a mini VW bus from Seattle to NYC. At every stop he encounters a crazy situation. And each situation gets stranger. It's a total riot. If you liked "Wayne's World", you'll enjoy this one.
4 stars out of 5.

Couldn't find a trailer. Here's the full movie. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

"Blue Jay"

Another sleeper of a movie that was recommended to me by Netflix. (I love their recs!)  A couple who were sweethearts  in high school reconnect, twenty years later at a grocery store one morning. This movie is about one day they spend together rekindling old memories. The scene where the two of them pretend they're celebrating their 20th anniversary is just wonderful. There are only two actors in the movie, Paul Duplass and Sarah Paulson, and I suspect could have originally been a stage play. The charisma between the two actors is amazing.
4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

"Sing Street"

Very cute movie. When a young Irish teen (Conor) falls for an older girl (Raphia), and gets hassled by the school bully, he decides to form a band--even he knows almost nothing about music. The older girl plans on moving to London with her current boyfriend, however she and Conor becomes good friends. Meanwhile, his parents are constantly fighting and are on the verge of splitting up. Add to the mix his older brother, who's a pothead and a sage--he offers him musical advice along the way. It's one of those rare movies where nothing really bad happens, although you sort of expect it to.