4Q 2016 Twitter Film Reviews

Hope you all had a good holiday. Back to regular blogging next week but for now, enjoy (or ignore) my Twitter film reviews from the last quarter of 2016.

#RogueOne is the most grounded #StarWars film to date. Rich characters, real stakes & a satisfying finish, with only a few false notes. 3/4*

#ManchesterByTheSea Beautiful, raw drama filled with flawed, real characters. Slow burn, nuanced & deeply affecting. Affleck-amazing. 3.5/4*

#Allied has some brilliance in it, and it’s got a compelling story, but it never quite fully works. Pitt never settles into his role. 2.5/4*

#TheEdgeofSeventeen is one of the better coming of age films in recent years. Wonderfully flawed characters, and a sharp script. 3/4*

#NocturnalAnimals is an amazing sum of parts: acting, photography and compelling story arcs. Leaves you with a lot to think about. 3.5/4*

#Arrival is stunning in scope; delivers way beyond expectations. Brilliantly acted by Adams et al. Villeneuve needs to make more films. 4/4*

#SwissArmyMan Weird & wonderful, superbly acted but not for everyone. It delivers a truly original spin on the “be yourself” mantra. 3/4*

#DoctorStrange Serviceable Marvel origin story. More interested in getting him to hero-level than exploring the intriguing premise. 2/4*

#HacksawRidge is an amazing story, well-told all around, with the best war scenes since Saving Private Ryan. A must see. 3.5/4*

#TheAccountant Affleck is great, and I like what they tried to do with the story. Way too much flashback exposition; over-complicated 2.5/4*

#DannyCollins Solid performances buoy a fun, light-hearted, if ultimately forgettable, film. 2.5/4*

#TheGirlOnTheTrain is a slow burn, mostly compelling thriller with top notch performances. Minor pacing issues; ending needed work. 2.5/4*