2021 FEBRUARY MOVIE RANKINGS:
As you can tell, February was a busy month. Not necessarily for reviews… but everything else. I tried to squeeze one more analysis in there, but unfortunately couldn’t get around to typing it up until early March (which you will see on the page shortly). How is your all’s 2021 going? As we approach many one-year anniversaries of when COVID-19 affected people’s lives across the globe, this season becomes a reflective one. This time last year, I was informed that my final semester of college in Los Angeles was coming to a close; it’s quite odd looking back on that. So much has changed. But what remains the same are the films, and my lack of reviewing them. Here’s how February stacked up…
#3- “The Little Things” (2021)
72%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Solid performances, niche sub-genre/atmosphere (90’s beat cop), and fairly entertaining.
Cons: The story doesn’t stand out all too much, with an ending that leaves me split (as to whether I like it or not).
80%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: For all its wandering, it is quite engaging; the performances are raw/natural, the landscapes are beautiful, and the tale that is unwound has some solid moments.
Cons: There’s a story pattern established that makes me believe this plot could’ve been told in a shorter form, and there isn’t much rewatchability value to it due to just how much it drifts.
#1- “Coherence” (2013)
90%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Intriguing concept, realistic/off-hand performances, enthralling storyline, a great feat for being so low budgeted, and filled with twists that will turn your mind to mush.
Cons: The third act kind of tapered off for me, with an ending that felt tacked on. Also the shaky cam/constantly going out of focus can be a bit too much at times.
There you have it folks. 2013’s “Coherence” will move forward in the Movie of the Year race, competing against “When Harry Met Sally…”, and whoever the rest of the Movie of the Month winners will be as we progress through the year.
Stay tuned for the first review of March…