End of the Tour (James Ponsoldt – 2015) C

Seems like a wasted opportunity. It has some good moments and conversations but I am not sure Segel is a great choice to play David Foster Wallace.

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Triple Frontier (J.C. Chandor – 2019) B+

Boy does this look great. Odd to say about a film with a ton of violence, death and guns. Still, so many shots are of amazing vistas, beaches, forests and breath-taking mountains in South America. Story is fine too, the set pieces are good and the characters are interesting in a film that shows us yet again why we should STICK TO THE DAMN PLAN!

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee – 2018) A

I loved this movie, Spike Lee’s best in years. It is funny, tightly told, horrifying at times and tells a fascinating story that cannot be more relevant for our times as the closing scenes remind us. The actors do a great job and it also has a great music score. The story is about Ron Stallworth, the only black detective in Colorado Springs in 1970 something, who along with a Jewish detective join the KKK undercover! A crazy but true story.

Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh – 2017) B-

This is one of those I am predisposed to liking, British AND Agatha Christie’s Poirot character. Then we have cool setting, snow, train and a story that I’ve always liked. So, I enjoyed it even if I think that Mr. Branagh is not the best embodiment of Poirot.

Unsane (Steven Soderbergh – 2018) C

Apparently he filmed it on an iPhone. No wonder it looked so crappy and everyone except for the Claire Foy seems to know that they are in a movie. It’s not a great entry by Soderbergh. A low budget movie filmed mostly on an iPhone can be excellent, example is Tangerine. This one is not.

Tag (Jeff Tomsic – 2018) C+

A group of friends have been playing a game of tag for 30 years. It’s based on a true story. It’s fun and the characters are all likable played by funny people. The most entertaining part is the running gag that becomes the main theme of the movie; everyone wants to tag Jerry (Jeremy Renner) who is about to get married.