don't tell anyone but I maybe watched some moviefilms shhh
Don't remember if I mentioned The Big Short on here but it was good enough, not spectacular. I might agree with the MOST IMPORTANT FILM EVER MUST WATCH OMG comments in that it explains a fairly opaque subject very clearly and needed to be made, but I definitely wouldn't go piling awards onto it either with how smug and patronizing it is to actually watch.
Room is real good, much better than I was expecting with such a young actor in the lead role but he nails it. It did feel unintentionally exploitative though, which dampens it a good bit. They never actually acknowledge that it's based on a true story.
Steve Jobs was great. The Fass Master fasses and the Sorkin sorks, but I don't know how enjoyable or easy to follow it would be to someone who has no knowledge of Jobs or Apple. There's a lot of "technical" stuff that's just mentioned and not explained, like the main focus is the relationship between Steve and Lisa, but they never actually say what the Apple LISA was or why it's significant. I can see a good bit of the script going over the heads of Johnny Average Moviegoer Man & co even though it's very much made for them moreso than Apple / general computer enthusiasts. As someone who knows a decent amount about Jobs and vintage computers (enough to know each computer as it was mentioned) but hasn't read the biography this was adapted from, I can genuinely say I enjoyed it from start to finish. Can't say yet if it's as good as The Social Network but it definitely could be.
Carol didn't click with me at all, sorry fambos. It's well made in every respect and Rooney Mara is excellent, I just didn't like either character (particularly Carol herself) and didn't care what happened to them. I'll watch it again some time but I don't think this one is for me. Reminded me somewhat of In The Mood For Love which I'm not overly fond of either.
also been looking forward to The Witch for a while now, but this review and its comments have put me off seeing it in the cinema. How was everyone else's experience on that end?
edit: Slow West is rly good and at 87 minutes everyone should watch it literally right now