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The Age of Adaline
17 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The movie premise of the lady that would not age due to an accident is presented by an off voice in a way that leaves no doubts about the sincerity of the story told. The plot itself has all the trademarks of a classic love drama, especially the San Francisco scenes have their very own charm. The cast works great together, the twist gives the last act a very new dynamic. Romantics will certainly enjoy this.

A Street Cat Named Bob
17 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The real story of the homeless drug user who found purpose in life thanks to a stray cat befriending him is quite the feel good movie. It does not sugar cote the drug aspects of James' story, but overall the tone is rather light. Of course, Bob's the shows real star and it's pretty amazing that they got the actual cat to play himself. Especially cat owners will find a lot of themselves and their pets in this, even if they never were drug users or street musicians. Very sweet.

Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
2 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Somewhat torn about this. The directing, look and acting is top-notch, no doubt about it. Especially the huge battle scenes are impressive, disgusting and engaging, almost rivaling Saving Private Ryan's. The beginning does take its time introducing our protagonist and his early life. His ultimate engagement is unbelievable and the definition of a hero. While you feel some parts may be a bit exaggerated, the actual quotes the movie ends with prove many details right. On the other side, the film is neither particularly subtle about Doss' belief nor in making monsters out of the enemy. The final taking of Hacksaw Ridge is portrayed rather questionably. Still, Doss' unimaginable heroism is a story worth telling.

John Wick: Chapter 2
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

After the surprise hit with a very fresh take on action films a sequel was probably inevitable. The film actually does a decent job of faking a story, but in the end (the beginning too) it mostly wants to show you some more of Reeves stoically and effectively shooting dozens of people at point blank. That's still very well done, now in different and more unusual locations, like the Roman catacombs. But in the end you can't help but feel you've seen this before, both earlier in the film and of course in chapter one. That's still entertaining enough but for part three they'll really have to think of something new.

Things We Lost in the Fire
7 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

A very touching drama about dealing with grieve and second chances with some non-chronological storytelling in the first third and mighty fine acting. Especially Del Toro is outstanding once again. The film makes you care for those deeply flawed characters and their fate, the scene explaining the title is particularly touching. Well worth seeing.