movie-talk What's the last film you watched? And rate it!

I really liked The Death of Stalin (Netflix). I rate it superb. What a great cast, for one thing.

Also thumbs up for The Coldest Game (Netflix). A very nice spy film.

Jack the Ripper: The Definitive Story (Prime) It really does seem definitive. Good. Recommend.

Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea. Pretty decent. I rented it at not too bad a price. But hopefully one of the streaming services will include it eventually. I'd probably recommend you wait for that; then check it out.

Faberge: A Life of Its Own (Prime). A slickly made documentary. Worth checking out, if you're into this sort of thing.

The Secret of Crickley Hall. (Prime) A worthwhile ghost story and dramatic miniseries. I'm kind of a sucker for these types of ghost story films, especially British ones.

Maze Runner 2 and 3. I thought they were pretty entertaining. B

The Divergent Series: Allegiant. Not as good as I think I remember the previous film being, but still decent enough. B-

Ender's Game. I thought it was pretty decent. I didn't think I cared much for the very end (and therefore perhaps not for its theme?). But I was entertained. Certainly a very good looking film. I'll give it a B.
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A Scene at the Sea (1991).

A very low key, quite innocent film about a deaf mute garbage collector who wants to learn how to surf (yes, really). It was a pretty simple film and unless it went over my head it didn't seem to carry much weight or meaning. Whimsical I guess.

The Goldfinch (B+) (Prime)

Cosmos (2019) (A+) (Prime) Really enjoyed this not-so-little indie. Just finished it and well, I got that wew! really good movie high thing goin' on hah-hah. Strong recommend from me.


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A new romantic comedy crime thriller movie on netflix.
2/5 stars even though the comedy worked and the two leads were great in their roles

this movie kept trying to put the two leads into life threatening situations over and over again, it was absurd
like a romantic comedy is going to brutally murder one of the lovers half way through the film?

it made the film completely flat, there was no suspense.
this film is a bottle of soda that was left opened for a week in the sun


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The Lure (2015)

A polish musical about two mermaid girls who work at a burlesque style joint. I have no idea how I found this.... But it was an interesting ride. I don't regret seeing it, but I also don't really know if I liked it.

Inherent Vice (2014)

A more serious Big Lebowski
Scarlet Street (1945) ........................................... 8.8/10

Interesting movie about deception and art. A tale warning the audience about getting into relationships with the wrong people. Even though it has a sad ending the story is solid and very memorable.