So, I’ve been downright lazy the last few weeks. I’ve been writing down what I’ve been seeing, but not getting around to actually writing about it. But recently I kicked myself squarely in the ass and began to write.
67. Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Like a fleeting moment in hell, Sherlock Gnomes is as unpleasant as it is quickly forgotten, as you move on to the next torment.
68. Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018)
Solid production design, purposeful performances, but with a dull and plodding pacing which renders all of the efforts for naught. I sat in the theater in Catholic Chicagoland and half the audience applauded, the other half snored or played on their cell phones.
69. Romero (1989)
This compelling political drama tells the story of Father Óscar Romero, the martyred Archbishop of El Salvador. With a wonderful and tragic performance by Raúl Juliá as Romero, and solid direction by Australian filmmaker John Duigan, this is a sleeper to track down.
70. Paradox (2018)
Daryl Hannah, Neil Young’s new flame, directs Young and his band as they dress in cowboy costumes, smoke pot and… basically do fuck all. Just when you think a plot is in danger of developing, the film just turns into shot after wasted shot of people doing shit (sometimes literally shitting) and improvising shitty dialogue.
71. Ready Player One (2018)
Steven Spielberg directed this epic nostalgia fest set in a future where virtual reality is THE reality for most people in the world. Actual life having long since lost its importance. There’s some social commentary that could have been had, but really this is a lot of entertaining action sequences.