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Lez Bomb
Lez Bomb (2018)
13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Lauren (Jenna Laurenzo) is a young woman looking to tell her family, as they gather for Thanksgiving, that she's having a gay relationship with Hailey (Caitlin Mehner). However, with the huge ensemble that gathers things will not quite go according to plan.

I thought the intended comedy here just became too awkward, even bordering on annoying at times. It's only in the final 20 minutes or so that the movie gets its act together and becomes somewhat poignant and meaningful. But for me, it just became too much of a slog to get there.

Laurenzo is making her big screen writing and directorial debut here, and she was able to bring a number of screen notables into the movie, all with varying degrees of screen time.

Drunk Parents
Drunk Parents (2019)
13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The few chuckles I got out of this "black comedy" were not worth the hour and a half of sheer torture that was the rest of this movie. One of the most mean-spirited, crude, and brutally bad films that I've seen in a long time.

Happy Death Day 2U
13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Unfortunately, seems to miss many of the elements that made the original film so engaging.

Cold Pursuit
Cold Pursuit (2019)
13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The black humor is so outlandishly dumb that even with the relentless violence somehow I found myself laughing and and being entertained. This remake of the 2014 Norwegian film "Kraftidioten" has the same director Hans Petter Moland.

A Paris Education (Mes provinciales)
13 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This French film, written and directed by Jean Paul Civeyrac, will most likely appeal to only a certain slice of cinephile. At nearly two and half hours in length and beautifully shot in black and white, the movie follows the journey of Etienne (Andranic Manet) as he leaves his girlfriend and family behind in Lyon to attend film school in Paris.

The film is heavily dialogue driven and, at times, comes across as pretentious and intellectually moralizing, but it also contains discussions on films, literature, and the human condition that I found quite interesting. I was engaged enough to want to know how the young protagonist here would end up in his grappling with relationships, career, and his own self-doubts.

Overall, as mentioned, this film will certainly not appeal to everyone but for those that like these types of French films there are rewards to be found here.