A reasonable month with four films for August.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
#FF19 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is difficult. On one hand, it's self-indulgent, needlessly lengthy, doesn't particularly go anywhere, and has a cop-out ending.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 30, 2019
On the other, it's beautifully shot, has a fun relationship at its core, and some fantastic scenes.
#FF19 American Factory is a documentary about the culture clash between Chinese and American works at a newly reopened factory in Ohio.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 30, 2019
The perspective is relatively neutral. It's somewhat slow-paced. There's no over-produced drama.
It's a pleasant enough watch for the length.
#FF19 Point Blank is an action film with a generic plot and dialogue that'll never surprise you.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 30, 2019
Some of the car sequences are decent, but over-edited. Some of the fights work well. Some of the framing is actually pretty good.
It's entirely forgettable but watchable for 90 mins
#FF19 Good Boys is an entirely forgettable comedy about kids getting ready for big moments in their lives.— Gary Fleming (@garyfleming) August 31, 2019
It never really gets any big laughs, but there are enough small jokes scattered throughout that it's not a chore.
Fine, but probably watch-once material.
The August Winner
Again, nothing that really shines in August. I’m surprised to say that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has won.