Consensus: “Mudbound” is powerful and unforgettable. The performances are masterful yet I imagine they must of been difficult to perform. There is a friendship at the heart of this film that is touching yet bound for tragedy. This is one of the best Of 2017.
Consensus: “Coco” is the latest animated film from Pixar and it is beautiful. What an absorbing and emotional film this is. My question to Pixar is, are they trying to make adults cry in front of their children in a movie theatre? Yes that almost happened. The animation as well as the world building is stunning in this movie. The Land Of The Dead in particular is breathtaking and layered. This is one of their best films to date.
Consensus: “Daddy’s Home 2” is just all laughs. I’m a little embarrassed at how much I laughed. This movie is bat shit nuts but it won me over. It’s 16% on rotten tomatoes had my expectations lowered significantly yet I came away having had an awesome time.
Consensus: “Wind River” doesn’t offer up much in the murder mystery department but the performances are strong, the locations are breathtaking and Taylor Sheridan’s direction is near perfect.
Consensus: “Brigsby Bear” is bizarre and somewhat disturbing if you really give it some thought. It is also a positive look at the power of creativity to overcome darker times. What I took from it was a touching story with some very unique performances and a home made TV show that I now want to see.
Consensus: This movie felt very forced to me. Feels like the plot wants to be an erotic thriller but it turns out to be basically just a setup for cheesy sec scenes.
Consensus: “Mixed Nuts” has a few laughs but it gets a bit too sentimental in the end and totally lost me.