2019 FEBRUARY MOVIE RANKINGS:
You guys wouldn’t believe the past few weeks I had… needless to say, film sets are stressful and take your life away. But, now that I am off for Spring Break, I can sit down to take care of personal matters, one being this review site. Yes, I wanted to finish out my Oscar Best Picture nominees reviews, however I came up short before the telecast aired. Maybe I’ll release my yet-to-be-posted “Blackkklansman” review… we’ll have to see. As for now, here are the rankings from February, with hopes of a plentiful March of reviews (even though we are already ten days in).
71%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Great performances, witty way of storytelling, funny at times, awesome make-up/wardrobe work, and entertaining.
Cons: There are parts that are slow-moving, George W. Bush was a disappointing character (essentially an SNL depiction), and the story was obviously biased in how it was presented (they even joked about it in a mid-credits scene).
#4- “A Star is Born” (2018)
85%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic songs, “Shallow” is amazing, great performances, solid cinematography, and an overall solid story.
Cons: The story can get repetitive in terms of its conflict, with a lot of scenes during the second act feeling like filler.
#3- “Defiance” (2008)
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Entertaining, solid story, interesting concept (and true story), great direction, cool cinematography, and good performances.
Cons: There isn’t as much character development as I would want.
#2- “Roma” (2018)
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Astounding cinematography, genuine performances, surreal atmosphere, and an overall great film to watch for filmmakers.
Cons: The story was a slow endeavor and is more for the audiences who love the day-in-the-life-of flicks.
#1- “Green Book”
91%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Stellar performances, great chemistry between two leads, warm story, and is more about the bond between the main characters rather than shoving a message down your throat.
Cons: There is a scene that felt unnecessary with Dr. Shirley and there was a character arc left unresolved regarding Dr. Shirley.
And so, “Green Book” takes home the name of Movie of the Month, shared with “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and whatever other titles are crowned that name as the months go by.