Thursday, January 17, 2019

Glass (2019)

Rated: PG-13 - Runtime; 129 min
tesg’s Rating: Three stars (out of four)

For fans of Split or Unbreakable (I fall in the’s my favorite Shyamalan movie), this is going to prove a very polarizing feature.  It’s slow and not very likeable for a long time for a multitude of reasons, but it gets better as it goes.  It has no less than three Shyamalan plot twists at the end.  Part of the end doesn’t make any sense, but that part didn’t make sense at the beginning either.  I probably should have gone two and one half stars based on that, but somehow my mind said “three” when the credits rolled.

If you’ve never seen Unbreakable and Split or didn’t care for them, there’s no reason to see this.  At all.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Vice (2018)

Rated: R - Runtime: 132 min
tesg’s Rating: Two and one half stars (out of four)

Simply put, it’s a shameless one-sided political hit piece.  The film makers even have a copout to it’s accuracy with an opening disclaimer that ends with “We tried our fucking best”.  Still, as one-sided political hit pieces go, it’s a pretty good one.  It’s biggest issue is overstaying its welcome.

Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams do a fine job made up as their respective characters, but you still recognize them as Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, and Amy Adams.  But Christian Bale?  Holy crap.