Kevin Israel has watched:
Midnight Mass (2021)
- On a small, isolated island community, its existing divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man and the arrival of a charismatic priest.
- OK, this wasn’t a movie – it’s a seven-part limited Netflix series and I really liked it. The show is full of great characters – some sympathetic and some absolutely loathsome. It starts off slow but picks up speed by episode 3 and never lets off the gas. It poses some great questions about religion, faith, and good v. evil. WHile I thoroughly enjoyed it, my wife hated it saying it was “too slow”. It did plod along, but the characters and dialogue made up for the pacing. I don’t want to spoil much but the horror begins subtly and ends up right in your face. Check this one out! 7.5/10
Kevin Gootee has watched:
No Time to Die (2021) I already did my review and you can watch it here: https://kevingootee.com/2021/10/08/no-time-to-die-review-spoiler-free-james-bond-10-8-15/?fbclid=IwAR0d5MtARwr9Sij_8HNVPTBwlwRR6-Naidwz11FgrmB4an7bM1917a0Gfls
Odd Man Out (1947)
This is in the Criterion collection and it’s the story of an robbery gone wrong in Belfast. And I couldn’t give a shit after 25 minutes or so. It felt clunky and I’ll probably get shamed for not appreciating it because of it being deemed a classic. But I don’t give a shit; it was boring and my time is more valuable than pretending to like something that was revered when it came out and barely anyone cares about it now.
Here’s the conversation I had with Kevin Israel regarding this film: Me: “You see Midsommar?” KI: “Yep. Hated it. A lot. It’s the story of a group of college kids with a couple of them doing their thesis on Swedish culture. Turns out, the commune that they’re staying at is pretty fucking weird and shit goes sideways. It’s weird and several WTF moments. I can see why people hated it because it has that “artsy fartsy” feel that the snobs think you’re dumb if you don’t like it. I thought it was FINE. Definitely unique, definitely out there. Won’t watch it again but certainly not defending it.