“Easy A” is a bad movie that’s transformed into a decent movie through the sheer likability of Emma Stone.
I know this movie is ridiculous, but I have always loved it.
This film has a specific vibe, but I’m struggling to define it.
“Interview with the Vampire” is campy and dark and borderline Grand Guignol. And those are the things I like about it.
“Newsies” is a mess.
I don’t understand why this movie exists. It’s a perfectly fine action trifle and it’s perhaps the best of the recent “Terminator” films. But was there a great thirst for another “Terminator” installment?
It’s such a shame Heath Ledger died.
They thought de-aging technology was far enough along to have Will Smith play a current and younger version of himself in the same film. They were wrong.
The Ringer has a tremendous oral history of “Best in Show” that coincides with the film’s 20th anniversary.
This was renamed “The Take” after being released in theaters as “Bastille Day.”
I’m confused by this film.
I saw “Thor: The Dark World” on an airplane many years ago. That’s probably why I didn’t remember it.
I care about what this movie represents.
“The One and Only Ivan” tells the (true? truish?) story of a gorilla who lives in captivity and is part of a small animal circus run out of a mall. Really. Animal show in a mall.
What a wonderfully bonkers movie.
How many good journalism movies are there? I mean, really good journalism movies. Not adequate. Not okay. But damn fine movies set in the journalism world?
Matt Damon and Christian Bale are both very good and the racing scenes are visceral, but the film is too long.
Oh, Buck. Because you’re a computer-generated dog in a live-action movie, you never look quite right.
Ah, low expectations. You yield such wonderful surprises.
After muddling my way through the high-priced action fair on Netflix—and lamenting how none if it is particularly good—I went into this Hulu movie with trepidation.
“The Old Guard” has an interesting idea.
I revisited this film to remember what a circa-1978 blockbuster looked like.
Like the first two “John Wick” movies, the plot in “John Wick 3” is less important than the choreographed violence and the world building.
The stunts are good. The cast is charismatic. The writing is horrible.
I always enjoy Ridley Scott movies. He’s a confident and skilled director.
This movie is a little long–it could have been 10 minutes shorter–but it’s a fun and twisty murder mystery with lots of good performances.
Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers. Yep! That works!
This move came out in 1998, but it’s got the look and sensibilities of a 1970s crime / heist thriller.
I saw this a long time ago. I watched it again because it was one of those movies that popped up on Starz and I had a vague memory of liking it–or maybe just not hating it?
This movie has a promising start, but it degrades into a muddled mess of action and double crosses.
“Master and Commander” is a lively and straightforward film.
This documentary focuses on writer and activist James Baldwin.
I usually like Cameron Diaz, but this film doesn’t take advantage of her comedic talent.
I’d only seen “The Social Network” once before, but I was inspired to watch it again after it popped up on a lot of the “best of the 2010s” lists.
I saw “Fury Road” years back but I only remembered the feeling it created. The details were hazy.
This is the worst movie I’ve ever seen.
It’s amazing what low expectations can yield.
I liked parts of this movie but I didn’t like the movie itself.
I thought I had seen this movie, but I guess I saw the second one.
“Extraction” has great action sequences, but the story isn’t much of anything and it’s clear it wasn’t meant to be.
I liked this. I didn’t expect to. But I did.
This is a bizarre film.
I saw this years ago and liked it. I rewatched it and liked it even more.
About 3/4 of the way through this movie I was thinking “this is so much better than ‘The Da Vinci Code’.”
This documentary about “Galaxy Quest” makes me want to rewatch “Galaxy Quest” because I apparently didn’t pay close enough attention the first one or two times.
I don’t recall the specifics of the first “Sicario” all that well, but I remember the feeling.
A very dumb movie.
I decided to watch this again after re-watching “Enemy of the State.”
I saw this when it came out in 2006.
I remember enjoying “Zombieland,” but I didn’t know I’d ever want a sequel.
Taika Waititi is a fascinating director.
I didn’t expect to watch this, even though I love many of Pixar’s movies.
I’m not a big fan of Quentin Tarantino. I think the only movie of his I own is “Pulp Fiction.” But I’m not not a fan of his either.
I like Ridley Scott. I like Denzel Washington. I like Russell Crowe. But I didn’t like this movie.
I saw “Rise of Skywalker” in the theater when it came out in December 2019, but I forgot to put it on this list. The digital edition was released in mid-March of 2020 so this entry represents the second and third times I’ve seen the film.
I started watching this on a plane months ago and didn’t have a chance to finish it until now.
I appreciate the obvious skill of this film, but I don’t understand the fixation and infatuation with bad men doing bad things.
I don’t know what this is. It’s technically a movie.
This is one of the tightest, simplest, most entertaining action movies I’ve ever seen.
This is a faux documentary about a group of vampires who live together. How’s that for a set up?
Pretty damn great.
I enjoy historical stories that seek to show the inherently messy nature of democracy, and that the messiness is a feature, not a bug.
I think I only saw this once before, likely right after it came out in 2006, and I remember liking it quite a lot.
I thought I liked this movie.
“The Spy Who Dumped Me” is a rare R-rated comedy.
What happens when Netflix gives Michael Bay a blank check and an R rating?
There are parts of this movie that are quite good: Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, and Sylvester Stallone all give strong performances.
Mindy Kaling wrote and stars in this comedy opposite Emma Thompson. I appreciated that this didn’t turn into a romantic comedy.
Tom Holland is the best Peter Parker. Zendaya is really charismatic.