By: Henry J. Fromage –
Long plane rides on real, non-garbage pieces of shit airlines (Delta, only Delta these days- fuck United and American) mean a bit of random catch-up time.
67. The Ballad of Lefty Brown
This Western told from the perspective of the comic relief sidekick (a barely recognizable and fully committed Bill Pullman), out for revenge on the men who shot down his Old West paragon of a partner, is a perfectly acceptable plane movie, and movie in general, particularly for fans of Westerns and their tropes. Three Beers.
68. Human Flow
Ai Weiwei’s documentary about refugees from around the globe suffers a bit from a lack of focus and a curious fixation on including himself in the action here and there, but builds to an affecting climax as we ponder just how widespread, immensely tragic, and era-defining the mass migrations taking place right now are proving to be. Three Beers.
69. Lean on Pete
Andrew Haigh sure puts his characters through the ringer, but none more so than the honest, humble Charley, whose friendship with a racehorse quickly becomes the one thing his rapidly spiraling circumstances can put a bit of hope in. Too bad Andrew Haigh has no interest in feel-good stories. Carefully controlled and utterly heart-wrenching, this is destined to go down as one of the finest films of the year. Two Beers.