Category: 1.5/4

Awful

In The Tall Grass [2019] ★½

Movies based on Stephen King’s books tend to range from terrifying (“Misery”, “Pet Sematary”, It”) to complete rubbish (“Cell”). “In The Tall Grass” was co-written with his son Joe Hill and is currently streaming on Netflix. I wasn’t familiar with the source material and I hadn’t seen the […]

Rambo: Last Blood [2019] ★½

Face it: John Rambo was one of the most iconic action heroes of the 20th century. The first three movies were released back in the 1980’s and inspired a generation of action filmmakers. Naturally, Sylvester Stallone would want to give his character a fitting farewell. His 2008 comeback […]

Tall Girl [2019] ★½

Much like many Netflix movies of the same genre, “Tall Girl” has a one-joke premise that reaches its full potential after 5 minutes. You may have guessed by now that Ava Michelle plays a high school girl who gets constantly bullied for being…well…tall. It’s not a good premise […]

Angel Has Fallen [2019] ★½

This horrible sequel to the equally horrible “London Has Fallen” is the worst blockbuster you’ll encounter this year. 2013’s “Olympus” was the most generic action mess you could think of. So why on earth did it spawn two sequels? And why on earth are audiences still paying to […]

Wine Country [2019] ★½

What do you get when you bring in Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey to Netflix? A misfire, apparently. I’ve tried to make my peace with the fact that many talented comedians have jumped on Netflix bandwagon, but it isn’t easy, especially when they keep […]

After [2019] ★½

You can see it coming a mile away. Naive young college girl (Josephine Langford) meets and falls in love with a bad boy (Hero Fiennes Tiffin). They embark on a somehow “impossible” relationship (I believe the word I’m really looking for is “toxic” but who am I to […]

Velvet Buzzsaw [2019] ★½

If you’ve seen Jake Gyllenhaal in Dan Gilroy’s terrific directing debut “Nightcrawler“, then you know why I was looking forward to their next collaboration together, this time on Netflix. But unlike their previous film, I couldn’t stand “Velvet Buzzsaw”. I admire what Gilroy was trying to do this […]