mid-year one-line movie reviews

A few thoughts about some of the movies I have been watching this year ...

A Monster Calls | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   beautiful story of a boy coping with his mother's terminal illness

American Made | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   a very good story about a pilot caught up in the Iran Contra scandal

Amistad | ★★★★★★★★★★.
    •   an amazing movie that contrasts the cruelty and the compassion of human beings

Atomic Blonde | ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆.
    •   way overrated and pretty forgetable

Baby Driver | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   a surprisingly good action flick with a soul

Battle of the Sexes | ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆.
    •   more about Billie Jean's lesbian awakening than tennis

Band Aid | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   I liked the way that the characters found a way to heal their marriage

Dunkirk | ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆.
    •   an interesting story that moved way to slow for me

Farenheit 451 | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   surprisingly good futuristic tale about public ignorance and government control

Ghost in the Shell | ★★★★★★★☆☆☆.
    •   okay sci-fi flick

The Girl on a Train | ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆.
    •   I really expected more but liked it okay.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | ★★★★★★★☆☆☆.
    •   enjoyable super hero flick if you enjoy such things

Ibiza | ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆.
    •   I am being generous in giving this Netflix movie one star

Justice League | ★★★★★★★☆☆☆.
    •   enjoyable super hero movie

Kingsman: The Golden Circle | ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆.
    •   bad sequel to the original which was pretty good

Logan | ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆.
    •   pitiful ending the the x-men series

Salt | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   great action flick with good twists and turns

Star Wars: Episode VIII: The Last Jedi | ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆.
    •   disappointing but not as bad as many reviewers thought it to be

Wanted | ★★★★★★★★☆☆.
    •   great action flick with good twists and turns

War for the Planet of the Apes | ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆.
    •   disappointing third installment of the apes franchise

Feel free to weigh in on these reviews and let me know what you think..

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  1. There are a few I haven't seen yet. I think I would have given a few more stars to a few of them but I find movies are so entertaining whether I like them or not! I really liked Baby Driver.


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