Scraps: Movies Watched, Oct. 2019

Pengabdi Setan (Satan’s Slaves)

Was so excited for this, only to be slightly disappointed. A fun romp, but didn’t expect it to be as hoakey as it was. There was no stakes, and it made the whole thing feel flat.

Spiderman: Far from Home

I mean, was entertaining, and Tom Holland is way hot. Appreciate the young cast, but also, lol Marvel.

Ossan’s Love: Love or Dead

What is this film! A gay salaryman drama featuring cute, hunky Japanese men fighting over each other. A fun, startlingly over the top comedy that tackles gay romance in a uniquely Japanese way.

Parasite

Just wow. Funny, profound and beautiful. Can’t stop thinking about it, and excited that a fable like film is entering the mainstream consciousness. The tragedy of class and aspiration!

The Sun is Also a Star

Started off so promising, with a very unique premise. Everything came crashing down sloppily in the second half.

Godzilla King of the Monsters

Had zero expectations – but this film was beautifully shot, and provided me with what I wanted from a big budget monster film. Surprisingly high stakes, and brutal – I look forward to watch the first film in this new rebooted series.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

What a mess.