A GOOD PERSON (THEATRES, AMAZON PRIME)
Not in the frame of mind to define “goodness” or its properties when it comes to an individual, but I know, without debate, a good film and “A Good Person” rocks with verisimilitude from the first scene to its quenching conclusion. Written and directed by Zach Braff, starring Florence Pugh (her light sheds escalating brightness with each film) and Morgan Freeman (exponentially bewitching in all characterizations) as two people, overburdened by the “baggage” of grief; grief, fated to carry and delineate their every waking moment; inordinate message hemorrhaging from this meaty movie, is acceptance and loving oneself, regardless of circumstances; only path worth following.
FOUR &1/2 STARS!!!!
RIDE ON (MANDARIN, CHINESE: ENGLISH SUBTITLES). IN THEATRES BUT SOON STREAMING)
Heroic Mandarin film star Jackie Chan is at his personal best as a stunt performer galloping down the path to anonymity; his partner “Red Hare” a horse of rare distinction scores top grades as an animal (“Eo”,) exhibiting anthropomorphic attributes. The film is enchanting, exciting, enticing, pulsating with love, regrets, overwhelming levity and retribution.
I SEE YOU (NETFLIX)
A middling mystery starring Helen Hunt, Jon Tenny, Judah Lewis and a myriad of others. Hunt and Tenny are a husband-and-wife team negotiating the aftermath of a torrid affair. There are some surprises, but the major distraction is Hunt’s molded appearance; every ounce of character has been ironed out of her countenance; difficult for her acting acuity to transcend her veneer.
TWO & ½ STARS!!
COPYCAT KILLER (NETFLIX) (TAIWAN: ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
Startlingly entertaining is the quest for a serial killer whose innovativeness alludes detectives for years; dynamite acting guarantees addiction to this thrilling, psychological, oftentimes haunting, never predictable series.
FOUR & ½ STARS!!!!