Inspired weekend and saw some great films: The Big Sick, Dunkirk, Florida Project, I,Tonya, Disaster Artist and Three Billboards Outside.
As a fan of Richard Linklater, Florida Project is right up my
cinema verite alley. Although it’s tough to watch negligent parents and children run amok, it was a great experience and heartfelt. A completely hateable mother. This is the type of movie I always gravitate towards and would want to make. Hated the last minute, almost ruined it for me.
Dunkirk, I really dropped the ball by not seeing this is theaters, I could tell within 10 minutes that home viewing is doing this a huge disservice, still an amazing film, one that I definitely need to see again to absorb the storytelling. I love nonlinear stuff.
I, Tonya was good, might not have hit me as hard as some of the others out there, but I liked it a lot and the interviews sprinked in were great. The mom was amazing, made the film for me, played by a West Wing Alum.
The Big Sick – This was really good too. I had no idea that the ending would be like that. Once I saw the photos I was very surprised. I got misty.
Disaster Artist, I was really looking forward to this. It was good, had heart, not the best this weekend but if you know The Room, you gotta see it. I actually am more excited about the dvd extras for this film.
Three Billboards, I heard amazing things about this one. I loved this one. My favorite. I only wish it was a 6-part series and not just a movie. Felt similar to Fargo, great acting and dialog.