Scraps: Movies Watched, June 2019

I am trying this format, inspired by Khoi Vinh’s “Movies Watched.” My previous attempts to keep track of films that I’ve watched was a little too time consuming, making it a habit that was easy to drop once I get too swamped.

Rocketman (2019)

An entertaining romp. Realized that I knew nothing about Elton John besides a couple of his most famous songs. At the same time, not too memorable. The filmmaking felt very flashy. Kind of strange that all the actors playing the gay characters are straight? Noticed that the hallway/hospital scene felt really similar to the one that appeared in Bohemian Rhapsody

Glass (2019)

Tried watching this on the plane and it’s still tremendously disappointing. Kept falling asleep. Everything just felt tepid.

Wine Country (2019)

Sweet and easy. Loved everyone in the cast, and was the perfect week day wine down watch. Not sure about the scene where the ladies crashed an art show, very cringy.

Eight Grade (2018)

A perfect film, honestly. I had just started reading “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” by Nancy Jo Sales too – so it felt like a perfect companion piece. Appreciate the sincerity, humor, and the ambiguous optimism within the film (and how it treats teenagers’ relationships with social media.)

Every month Alex will try to remember and keep track of the movies he watch.