#2,242 - Room
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi - ★★★☆☆
I guess this is the best glory-of-war-in-January movie yet. Still, I walked out wondering what the point of it all was. On the other hand, I didn't really have any idea what happened with Benghazi, and now I can pretend like I do.
Victoria - ★★★☆☆
I watched for the gimmick, because I like movies with weird constraints, or, as you say, gimmicks. I found this one simultaneously a) pretty interesting and b) a little flat. Each section is a little bit less than the one before. The long first section is necessary to convince you that the heist portion could happen, which is okay, but the 'on the run' portion is where it fell down for me.
Joy - ★½☆☆☆
This was lousy! Just a big messy melange, curiously devoid of movie magic. It reminded me of American Sniper in the way it constantly looked like actors on a set, and never like a *movie.*
Room - ★★★★★
This was great! The perspective and how it parcels out the information, the plotting, the performances, all great. I just hope it gets seen enough to win all the prizes it deserves.