5 Feet Apart

Genre: drama, romance, young adult Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse Stars: 3.5 I was surprised by how satisfying this movie was. ‘Not another teen romance’ I secretly thought as I took my 13 year old Princess off to see it at her request. But it was actually pretty good. Richardson plays Stella, a teenager with cystic fibrosis, a devastating and ultimately terminal disease affecting … Continue reading 5 Feet Apart

Classic Review – 28 Days

Genre: Drama Starring: Sandra Bullock, Elizabeth Perkins, Viggo Mortensen, Dominic West Stars: 4 I had only seen this movie once before, not long after it came out in 2000. It popped up on Netflix and I thought, huh, I might watch that again. I’m a rather unapologetic Sandra Bullock fan. So sue me. I was surprised at how well this flick held up. Bullock plays … Continue reading Classic Review – 28 Days

I Do…Until I Don’t

Genre: Comedy, drama, relationship movie Starring: Lake Bell, Ed Helms, Amber Heard, Wyatt Cenac, Mary Steenburgen, Paul Riser, Dolly Wells Stars: 3 This was an odd movie, no doubt about it. It was difficult to understand what the point of it was for most of its running time, which did fortunately provide some tense drama and moments of levity. It wasn’t terrible it was merely disjointed, confusing … Continue reading I Do…Until I Don’t

The Way, Way Back

Genre: Comedy, drama, coming of age Staring: Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Alison Janey, Sam Rockwell Stars: 4 I enjoyed this quirky little coming of age drama/comedy a lot more than I expected. I’d heard nothing about it before hand so I guess I didn’t expect much, but this is a hidden gem in the Netflix catalogue waiting to be discovered (if, like me, … Continue reading The Way, Way Back

Strange Weather

Genre: Drama Starring: Holly Hunter, Carrie Coon, Glenn Headley Stars: 4 Part road movie, part mystery, part personal drama, Strange Weather is a good solid movie with a distinct sense of time and place. Hunter, always a mesmerising force on screen, shines in her role as Darcy Baylor, the mother of Walker, who killed himself seven years prior to the opening of the film. Darcy’s … Continue reading Strange Weather

Cam

Genre: thriller Starring: Madeline Brewer, Melora Walters, Patch Darrah Stars: 3.5 This is hard to rate and I freely admit it might be–in terms of production values, acting and plot freshness–a much higher quality film than a 3.5 suggests. But I am hamstrung by the fact I found it largely unpalatable and creepy, in a not good way, but a more left-with-a-film-of-slime-on-my-brain kinda way. Madeline … Continue reading Cam