Category: 2/4

Mediocre

The Son (El Hijo) [2019] ★★

In this half decent Argentinian Netflix thriller, a man becomes convinced that his wife has switched their newborn baby. We don’t know why or how, but we play along, even when our man drowns in a sea of paranoia and confusion. It’s an intriguing idea that sadly doesn’t […]

The Lovebirds [2020] ★★

“The Lovebirds” is the kind of generic comedies that’s best enjoyed from the comfort of your own couch (you can actually stream it on Netflix as we speak). You won’t feel guilty that you’ve spent money on it, and you’ll find yourself checking your phone on multiple occasions. […]

Scoob! [2020] ★★

As someone who grew up with classic Scooby Doo episodes when they used to air on Cartoon Network back in the 90’s, I was kind of looking forward to a modern revival, mainly because it was advertised as an “origin” story. As it turns out, I enjoyed seeing […]

The Decline [2020] ★★

Netflix’s survival thriller “The Decline” had me going for a while, mostly because it relates to the world we live in right now. A bunch of strangers travel to a remote survivalist training camp in order to prepare for the next epidemic/economic crash (how ironic). Then an accident […]

Capone [2020] ★★

It sounds like Oscar bait: Tom Hardy starring in this fact-based story about notorious gangster Al Capone, who spent his final year suffering from dementia and constant paranoia, before his death at the age of 48. It’s a juicy role for Hardy, the kind awards were created for. […]

In The Shadow Of The Moon [2019] ★★

In the era of Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve, a science-fiction thriller like Netflix’s “In The Shadow Of The Moon” may seem underwhelming, and understandably so. We’ve been spoiled over and over again with mind-bending movies that kept us talking for weeks (think “Inception”, “Interstellar” and “Arrival”, to […]

The Laundromat [2019] ★★

Steven Soderbergh is a director that I’ve greatly admire over the years, which is why it’s difficult for me to admit that I couldn’t entirely enjoy his latest satire “The Laundromat”, streaming on Netflix. It has an all-star cast (including Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Jeffrey Wright, […]

Spenser Confidential [2020] ★★

Mark Walhberg can make any movie worth seeing, even mediocre ones like “Spenser Confidential”. Think of every buddy cop movie you’ve seen, add to it Walhberg’s energetic persona and you get Netflix’s latest action/comedy. It’s not bad, but you’ve seen it all before, and better. Walhberg plays an […]

The Platform [2019] ★★

I may be swimming against the current here, but I didn’t fully appreciate Netflix’s surreal film “The Platform”. It’s ambitious and has some memorable passages, but I still could’t enjoy it. At least I can start on a positive note: the story is unlike anything you’ve seen before. […]