andregoncalves has written 8 reviews for films rated ★½ .

  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★½

    This was… bad. And not in a fun way.

    The political correctness of the new/young Cruella is the least of the problems, it’s way too overdirected, the CGI shots are way too noticeable (specially with the Dalmatians - what the hell was that?), it even uses one of my least favorite things in film: the slow motion. I also felt like they just turned her into a DC character with an alter ego and everything instead of a Disney one.…

  • Nightfall

    Nightfall

    ★½

    Nightfall is a huge plot hole pretending to be a film. Ouch.

    Like, I have so many questions after this.

    Are you telling me those bags were THAT popular back then? Why hide the money in the first place? (Yes, I understand the necessity of escaping the bad guys through the river, but that SCREAMS contrivance/MacGuffin to me, and I'm usually not that guy) Why shoot the guy and not bury OR SOMETHING? How did the bad guys came first…

  • Malcolm & Marie

    Malcolm & Marie

    ★½

    Sam Levinson. Now here's a person I don't want to meet.

  • The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    The United States vs. Billie Holiday

    ★½

    This is definitely Lee Daniels’ most disassembled picture I’ve seen, The Butler still unseen. Some of the most terrible editing and jarring transitions of the year. If it’s true about the reshoots, I’m wondering what made them reshoot and recut (test screenings? And if so, what kind of audiences approved this finishing product lol?)

    Andra Day, as the only fleshed out character, is fine. The rest are all cardboard characters. The queer white interviewer prop screams screenwriting 101 assignment, which…

  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    ★½

    Starts decent enough and then it goes downhill. The cameos from Jeff Goldblum and BD Wong are fan service at its cheapest.

    I'm done with this series.

  • The Report

    The Report

    Kudos to everyone who got through all the 119 minutes of this ...procedural film.

  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    ★½

    Oh boy how the mighty (Ben Wheatley) have fallen.

    Not even Kristin Scott Thomas or Ann Dowd can camp this up, as the latter is not in here for the necessary time and the former is playing the role as serious as she can - and the plot allows to.

  • After Midnight

    After Midnight

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Motelx day 2

    Allow me to be a party pooper, like you know who/what/wtv. Yes, this is "something else". No, that something else is not up to my personal standards. The fact that it tries to mask itself as a relationship dramedy - with no real character nuance other than picking up random features and repetitive flashbacks - until DHUN DHUN DHUN felt lame to me but oh well, at least everyone else in the room clapped, so it's probably just me.