Rane has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★½ during 2018.

  • Irreplaceable You

    Irreplaceable You

    ★★½

    Netflix Originals (2018) #7

    Instead of watching what I'm sure was a painful Oscars ceremony, I watched this. Honestly not sure which would have resulted in less viewing displeasure, but at least this wasn't 4+ hours long.

    Like a tearjerker and rom-com were Frankenstein-ed together, with mismatching parts forcefully sewn into a lumbering, bizarre mess of of a film. Manages to maintain some emotional resonance despite itself, so I guess the simile works on that level as well. Messiness and…

  • The Ritual

    The Ritual

    ★★½

    Netflix Original (2018) #5

    Competently generic spooky-woods flick with some pagan-Norse mythology thrown in for good measure. Tense and atmospheric, but like most monster films it loses something once explanations are supplied. Still easily the best of these so far, but we'll see what the Polka King has to say about that.