Here is the last part of my mini-reviews for November! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I spent the last few days of the month with my family, and that’s why this article is coming to you a little late. So, I hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts on these films! Also, you can check out part 1 of my reviews here and part 2 here!
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.
My rating: 5/10
Notes: To start, the music and the setting of the film were beautiful, and putting it in black and white was a very wise choice. I just wish there was more to it. It was very slow paced and not much really happens. I wish the characters were more developed, especially in their relationships with each other.
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): After their father, Santa dies, Noelle Kringle tries to get her brother Nick ready to fill his shoes. After Nick disappears days before Christmas, it’s up to Noelle to fly to sunny Phoenix, Arizona to track him down and bring him back.
My rating: 7.5/10
Notes: This was a cute little film! I think it deserves more than a 6.3 out of 10 on IMDb. Anna Kendrick (Noelle) was a funny, chipper protagonist. Bill Hader (Nick) was hilarious as always. One of the things I really like about this film, is that there’s conflict, but no one with particularly sinister intentions, so that was a nice change. Plus, Snowcone the reindeer was the real scene stealer. He was so cute! I definitely recommend this film for the holiday season!
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): 3 women are sent to intercept a major drug deal at a diner at 3 AM and get the money. Simple – save for Murphy’s Law: Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.
My rating: 1/10
Notes: There are barely any redeeming qualities in this film. It had a really good cast, but the film itself was just so boring. The plot and sub-plot don’t really make any sense, and the pacing is off. It had trouble keeping my interest. There is nothing about this film that I recommend.
The Ice Harvest
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
My rating: 7.5/10
Notes: To start off, this film has its funny moments, but it is far from a comedy! It’s one of my favorite films that I watched this month. It was intriguing, intense, and I was so happy with the way it ended. I think the film is one of Harold Ramis’s most underrated, and it needs more recognition.
Bad Times At The El Royale
Synopsis (provided by IMDb.com): Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests’ reasons for being there are less than innocent and some are not who they appear to be.
My rating: 6.5/10
Notes: I’ve been waiting to see this film for a long time, and I have to say, it definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. It has a hell of a cast, and the story started out great! Then it took a random cult turn that that didn’t really keep the tone of the film intact. Although, Chris Hemsworth (Billy Lee) played an excellent antagonist. It’s a pretty decent film overall and definitely worth watching at least once.