01/19 Movies

This ongoing entry tracks the movies I’ve watched this year. I have slowed down on movies, and would kind of like to pick up the pace again.

The Favourite — Not quite sure what the point of this movie was. Increasingly, I’m not interested in overly pessimistic movies, and The Favourite’s view of relationship power dynamics doesn’t leave much room for anything other than striving and subservience. Furthermore, the transformation of Emma Stone into kniving villainy is rushed and didn’t quite feel earned.

Isle of Dogs — I didn’t like the looks of this from the trailer, but it turned out to be among my favorites of his recent movies.

Glass — Let’s all pretend this never happened. Would it be cheating if I deleted it from this list? I went to see it because I was taking Katie’s car in for service and this was showing nice and early. Not sure why I thought that they would finish up quickly. Car took forever, and I could have seen something else. What is wrong with me?

Solo: A Star Wars Story —Idiotic retcon. I don’t care about Star Wars, so it is perhaps unsurprising that I don’t care about how Han Solo got his name. Or his gun. Or literally anything else in his backstory.