What I’ve Been Watching

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

Minimalist movie notes on the last 10 that I’ve seen:

47 METRES DOWN: Liked it.
LA NOTTE: Didn’t like it.
THE LADIES MAN: Liked it.
THE HISTORY BOYS: Liked it.
MISSISSIPPI GRIND: Really liked it.
LADY BIRD: Didn’t like it.
THE ODD COUPLE: Liked it.
THINGS TO COME: Liked it.
THE FLORIDA PROJECT: Really liked it.
DRINKING BUDDIES: Didn’t like it.

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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3 Responses to What I’ve Been Watching

  1. jjbees says:

    Mississippi Grind was better than it deserved to be. Ben Mendelsohn delivered an astounding performance, and Ryan Reynolds was entertaining self. Great recommendation.

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  2. jjbees says:

    I found The History Boys wonderful in that it provided a peek into peak “Englishness” as a culture in the 80s, which seems to have almost disappeared…an appreciation for a knowledge of the Canon, poetry, language, and a respect for intellectualism that is quite lacking in the Anglo world outside of England. I was a bit taken aback by the level of homoeroticism and the protagonist being guilty of multiple sexual assaults (“benediction” like groping) on his students- there is no way this would be made or lauded today. I’m not familiar with the English school system, but I wonder how accepted teacher-student pederasty and gay relationships between students were in previous decades. Is there a level of dandyism and acceptance of male love in the English academic culture? Because in America that simply doesn’t exist.

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  3. JV says:

    What didn’t you like about Lady Bird? I think it got more hype than it deserved, but thought it was a perfectly good little coming of age story, well written and acted.

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