Modern Movies: September 2017

Modern Movies is back! I haven’t done one of these since April, but last month I watched a handful of recent films I wanted to briefly share my thoughts on. Here are September’s mini-reviews! Dunkirk (2017), written and directed by Christopher Nolan I’m glad I managed to see this before it left theaters. It’s definitely…

Modern Movies: March 2017

I watched a lotttt of modern movies in March! A couple of them will be getting full reviews, but here are the rest: Beauty and the Beast (2017) – Like many a young bookworm, Belle has always been my favorite of the classic Disney princesses. I was skeptical about this live-action version, especially when the…

Films in 2016: Modern Movies in September

I managed to catch a handful of post-1970 films in September — most of them quite enjoyable, but there’s always at least one dud, isn’t there? Here are brief reviews of the five films! The Hotel New Hampshire (1984) – This has to be one of the craziest movies I’ve ever watched. Bears on bikes,…

Films in 2016: Modern movies in July

Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong (2015) The slow, painful death of the romantic comedy has been very difficult on me, since it’s one of my favorite genres. Every once in a while an indie flick comes along that could be classified as a rom-com, but other than that, zilch! I picked this film on Netflix…

Modern Movies in April

I watched several “modern movies” (post-1970 by the TMP definition) in April, but found I didn’t have a whole lot to say about most of them, so in this month’s recap I’ll just be highlighting one which I would very much recommend. My favorite modern movie of the month. Films that won’t be covered in…

Down to You (2000)

Al Connelly (Freddie Prinze Jr.) is a college sophomore and the son of a television chef, who hopes to become a chef himself some day. He meets Imogen (Julia Stiles), a freshman, when his roommate kicks him out of their dorm for the night. The two are immediately attracted to each other. Though Imogen wants to…

Films in 2015: Modern movies in October

The Martian (2015) – I loved this film. It’ll land among my favorites of the year. It’s got thrills, tension, humor, and a great lead performance by Matt Damon. Amazing supporting cast, too, though Damon’s fellow crew are somewhat under-utilized. (Needs more Chastain.) The book that served as the film’s source material has been on my to-read list…

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in May

Though May was a pretty small viewing month for me in terms of film, I still managed to watch 16 movies, a handful of which were non-classics. Let’s take a look at those modern movies! ExTerminators (2009) – Alex (Heather Graham) is an accountant. She loses her job, and on the same day finds out…

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in April

Cheongdam bosal (aka Fortune Salon) (2009) – Continuing with my resolution to watch more world cinema, I decided to browse the “foreign films” section on Netflix one afternoon and this film popped up as a suggestion. I was in the mood for a light, “easy viewing” film, and this South Korean romantic comedy seemed like…