Enough Said 2013
Great but simple; simple yet still effective. I really loved a lot of things about this movie. It's very moving in a subtle way. A lot of the content was relatable even though I'm outside of the middle-age demographic that most of the movie's humor aims toward.
Dave Chappelle: The Closer 2021
First off, how I rate comedy specials and standup is very different and separate from how I rate and analyze film. Comedy specials are almost an entirely different artform, and so my rating of them can't be compared to how I rate film. Thus, an 8/10 for a comedy special is not me giving it an 8/10 in the same way I would a film that I thought was truly great (for example my 8/10 for The Batman).…
Let Him Go 2020
And you thought custody battles in family court were bad... This movie is great at building tension, letting it boil, and having it spill over in the most shocking ways. Truly a testament to the power of suspense and dramatic tension. The director/writer shows a strong sense of control over the material and knows how to play it to give the audience a sense of surprise. The protagonists are fleshed out and have strong emotional depth. The movie…
Kajillionaire is a powerful, yet subtle film. At the heart of this ensemble of great actors, is a moving character study about a young women realizing the world offers a lot more than what she was raised to see. The challenges of human growth and the concept of nature v. nurture are front and center in this movie. I think the balance between the odd, quirky characters, humorous moments, and serious emotional depth is well structured. Though, overall…