Son of Saul (2015)

Son of a… Hungarian movies and I just don’t get along. At least this movie wasn’t a hundred hours long, but I’m getting a little tired of Holocaust movies. Schindler’s List is impossible to beat and this movie just copied the over-the-shoulder camera angle from Birdman. I was glad that you could tell horrible things were happening but you didn’t have to see them up close and personal like a Saw movie would do. The acting from Géza Röhrig was excellent, but that’s about all the glowing review I can give this film. It was cramped and depressing like a concentration camp… which maybe was the movie’s point. I just got done watching the movie Irrational Man before this and I must say, that title fits this movie a lot better. Saul is just incredibly irrational through the whole film, then again he was a Sondarkommando so that isn’t a very rational choice either. I’d pass on this one, unless you just love the movie Birdman, then maybe you’ll find this one interesting too.

33/100

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Annie Hall (1977)

I’ve always heard people talk about this movie and how great it is, but I found it to be mostly average. I must not be a Woody Allen fan. Maybe I just don’t get his humor like I don’t get Wes Anderson’s humor either. This movie isn’t terrible though, it has some good parts to it. I really liked the part with Christopher Walken talking about driving his car into oncoming traffic. I also thought it had a decent love story to it, except for how it turns out. I wasn’t a big fan of the ending. I’m sure I’ll get in trouble for this but so far Magic in the Moonlight might be my favorite Woody Allen movie. The rest I just don’t care for them that much. I have a few more to see, so maybe I’ll see some interesting ones soon.

71/100

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