Detachment (2011)

I kind of wish Adrien Brody would detach himself from Hollywood. I’ve never really liked him as an actor. The thing is, I think he whispers his lines too much and then calls that acting. This movie was depressing. First of all it was almost a giant ad for “WE HATE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND” and this movie doesn’t let you forget that. Then Brody has unhealthy attachments to underage girls (living with a prostitute for most of the movie). It makes all racial groups into a harsh light, showing Asian girls as being slutty, black students as being almost viscous and white people as suicidal sociopaths. I think also this movie should be shown to teachers before they get their first job, so they can expect the worst and not be surprised. This movie was a real downer, and it doesn’t make you feel too good about humanity or the American education system.

62/100

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Irrational Man (2015)

I feel a little irrational that I keep watching Woody Allen movies. I know that some people adore him, but I just don’t think he’s my style. I am starting to notice that maybe Emma Stone needs to watch her back with Woody. She seems to be in all his movies now, and he has her only in outfits where her beautiful legs are seen. So, I’m thinking he’s just being a perv with her, but I guess work is work right Emma? I found this story a little gag-inducing. I know that girls fall in love with their professors but Emma Stone with a fat Joaquin Phoenix? Nope. He’s also a hot mess and she’s very put together, and although women also like a project sometimes… uh, nope. I just didn’t buy the relationship and the whole story just felt really uncomfortable. I think the parts where Phoenix was alone were the best parts of the movie. The ending was also not very satisfying. A waste of time if I say so myself. I can rationally state that.

56/100

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Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Blue is the most mundane color. This movie was pretty bad in many ways. First of all the scenes of eating. I swear I watched 45 minutes of people eating spaghetti, oysters or drinking coffee. Then there were the school scenes. I’ve sat through French Lit and lots of Kindergarten classes. Finally the scenes that would make Linda Lovelace blush. They sure broke up the films boring parts but instead of winning an Oscar this should have won an Adult Film Award. Boring and raunchy don’t make a good film.

50/100

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Bad Kids Go to Hell

I’m not exactly sure what was going on in this movie. I’m still a bit dazed by the “twist” at the end. The acting was a bit so-so. I did like a few of the scenes though. Particularly the scene where the girl with the cocaine is trying to run away so the main character throws every basketball in the gym at her, but hits all the cheerleaders instead. Watch this for the cheese factor and the cute girls. For a legit movie, search elsewhere.

69/100

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