Just six films in the fight for March…
#FF19 Captain Marvel is a good, mid-tier superhero movie.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 10, 2019
Brie Larson is great, as always, but doesn’t have much character to work with until the 2nd half.
The second act is a little slow, and some of the music choices are painfully on the nose.
Still, a good, fun movie.
The Kindergarten Teacher
#FF19 The Kindergarten Teacher follows Maggie Gyllenhaal as the titular character who discovers a child prodigy.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 26, 2019
The film is a beautiful reflection on her own life, with a relatively light touch.
The ending isn’t quite earned for me, but still very good.
#FF19 Paddleton is a look at friendship between two slightly odd men, faced with cancer.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 26, 2019
It’s funny, touching, and a pleasant little indie film. The ending, in particular, is beautiful and devastating. Well worth seeing.
#FF19 Triple Frontier has a pretty solid cast, but squanders them in a so-so action film.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 26, 2019
There are moments of tension, but they’re mired in clunky dialogue and plotting. Some of the action sequences, particularly towards the end, play fairly flat too. Not awful, but forgettable
#FF19 Mirage has a decent, if done before, premise; where intervening in the past causes problematic ripples.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 26, 2019
The twists are somewhat predictable and the lack of consistency is annoying.
Moments work well, but it feels overlong. Okay.
#FF19 Us is an interesting horror film. Odd, tense, lightly funny, and at other times brutal.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) March 26, 2019
Its message, and metaphor, are handled with enough fuzziness to make them malleable.
A tiny bit long in places.
It’s hard to discuss without spoiling, so I’ll simply say: watch it.
The March Winner
The winner for March was a really tough pick, but I think Us just beats out Paddleton.