Grm Jns has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2019.

  • The Firm

    The Firm

    ★★

    Incredible cast. Dumb ending.

  • Watchmen

    Watchmen

    ★★

    this movie is a failure in the same way the last season of game of thrones is a failure.

    i don't love this movie. but i'm not above it.

    it leans on music too much.

    it's such an overstuffed mess. it's almost exciting.

    inconsistencies with the book that drove me insane: ozymandias isn't as easily recognizable as the bad guy in the graphic novel and making him so clearly a bad guy from the get-go makes the entire story less…

  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★

    jimmy breslin wrote an episode of baskets

  • Running with Beto

    Running with Beto

    ★★

    No substance on issues
    No campaign team in-fighting drama
    Inspires some vague general civic pride

  • The Spectacular Now

    The Spectacular Now

    ★★

    Give us more Andre Royo

  • Thor: The Dark World

    Thor: The Dark World

    ★★

    Not one of the funny ones

  • Guava Island

    Guava Island

    ★★

    wtf. Deni and the islanders needed to organize for a 5 day work week. 

    A funeral is not a day off. 

    Deni had the platform to make demands. Established power, Red, found Deni threatening. But instead he just does his music. Deni has no vision. The film offers no political alternative to exploitation. Everything just goes back to the way it was the day after the funeral. 

    The real tragedy: Rihanna doesn’t get a verse

  • Wonder

    Wonder

    undercuts the whole purpose of the book if the facial features look like a minor burn instead of something genetic

  • mother!

    mother!

    thankful they didn't make jlaw watch this

    "but it's an allegory!"

  • Shazam!

    Shazam!

    ★★

    One of the most over developed and least interesting villains in a childrens’ film

    I have a new found appreciation for Incredibles 2

    My dude looks like Carson Daly

  • The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

    ★★

    My favorite part is when the guy in the bitcoin tie talks about how jumping into things early with little information always works out for him.

    Lying is easier when it's for charity is not the moral of this story. The framing with Einstein and the use of Ariely's behavior science don't provide the critical perspective needed. They should've brought in a better read cultural critic.

    This is about power and money and gender. Horny old men who were once…