JANUARY MOVIE RANKINGS:
January was rather hectic, with a combination of the Juicy Awards and having to tend to college, leaving much of my reviewing of films on the backburner. I’m sorry guys for the amount of reviews I am churning out nowadays; it’s rather pathetic. Hopefully, February sees progress in reviews, but until then, lets look at the rankings for what I analyzed in January.
#4- “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
70%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Awesome cinematography, terrific special effects in most cases (especially when resurrecting old characters), fun in areas, and had an epic Darth Vader moment at the end.
Cons: Sluggish first half, little to no character development, the Stormtroopers were obnoxiously terrible at aim in this, and there were many silly moments.
#3- “What We Do in the Shadows”
86%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fun concept, hilarious for a good majority, cool practical effects, great acting, and entertaining.
Cons: Runs out of steam the further it comes closer to the finish line in terms of jokes, which allows for me to focus on the plot, in which there hardly was one.
#2- “The General” (1926)
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Entertaining, great use of physical comedy, Buster Keaton had a really good performance, and the story was both interesting and coherent when compared to other silent films I have seen.
Cons: A few more text boxes to ensure what characters were acting on would be appreciated, and there were some slow parts.
#1- “La La Land”
95%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic and catchy music, great performances, engaging story, beautiful cinematography, and impactful ending.
Cons: The first act took a while to give indication as to where the plot was going.
“La La Land” easily blew out the competition this month, moving on to become January 2017’s Movie of the Month!