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Paterson
Paterson (2016)
3 days ago via Movies on iPhone
½

Jim Jarmusch's latest film is a methodical slice of life showing the week in a life of bus driver that writes poetry, and his daily routine. It kinda feels throughout like something big is about to happen, as movies tend to have, but really just ends up being an average week in the life of an everyday guy, with a few bits thrown in here and there that stray from his daily routine. It probably sounds boring, and to many it probably would be, but I found it to be quite a good watch.

The Secret Life of Pets
3 days ago via Movies on iPhone
½

The people behind the irritating (yet popular) Minions movies bring us this average animated film what dogs and cats do when humans leave. Not really...its about a couple of pets who end up lost, on the run from dog catchers, are embroiled with a crazy gang of abandoned pets, and have to make their way home. Its a touch of the Toy Story formula mixed with the more brash style of the "Despicable Me" franchise. It doesn't really work for me, but I get the appeal for some crowds. My kid seemed to like most of it, though she seemed genuinely scared at some points. It's not really mu bag though.

Silence
Silence (2017)
21 days ago via Movies on iPhone

Martin Scorsese's latest religious passion project is a well made methodical film about the depths of faith and where it can lead in the face of adversity and suffering. Andrew Garfield is very good, carrying the bulk of the nearly 3 hour film on his back. And I don't know how Scorsese is so good at making such long films that rarely feel their length. This is a long film to be sure, but unlike his long films like "Goodfellas" or "Wolf of Wall Street" that move at a fast pace which keeps the length from becoming tedious, this is a rather slow moving introspective film...I have no idea why it didn't feel longer to me. He and editor Schoonmaker make quite the team.

DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp
24 days ago via Movies on iPhone

I really enjoyed the DuckTales shows as a kid, and I know I saw this movie (we definitely had it on tape) but my memory of the movie were clearly mixed up with memories of some episode or two of the show. I rewatched this with my kid, and while it is nice light entertainment, it isn't going to blow anybody away. But it is fun for the kids and holds up pretty well, unlike some of the other cheaper (like this one) animated flicks from my childhood.

Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
25 days ago via Flixster
½

Mel Gibson has returned to the director's chair after a long absence (mostly because he is a major asshole), and it is an effective war film for the most part. It is based on the true story of Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector to the war who joined the army but refused to hold a weapon, wanting only to help save lives as a medic, not take other lives (a decision based on his own devout religious views). While the Army hates his position on this and try their best to get him to leave, he eventually succeeds in his plan to become a medic, and ends up showing some of the most bravery of any man, saving the lives of 75 wounded soldiers he helped evacuate on his own while on top of a ridge held by the Japanese. It is a great story, and while I personally don't buy into the whole God theory, I see this as a great story about a man who accomplished much. Faith was indeed a factor in what helped the man accomplish what he accomplished, but somehow the notoriously Christian Gibson doesn't overly play that hand, he doesn't preach or make it too mystical. It can be read without feeling that a message about the wonders of God, and that is what makes it a pretty good war film.