November Movie/TV Wrap Up

The end of the year always brings the best stuff.

TV:

Kevin Can F**k Himself – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
Babysitters Club (Season Two) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love Life (Season Two) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Big Mouth (Season Five) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
The Great (Season Two) – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kevin Can F**k Himself is such a great concept: a blend of multi-cam sitcom with single-cam realism about a wife who is unhappy in her unfulfilling life. The wife starts to plot a way to get rid of her husband and finally be happy. I think the second season of The Great may have been even better than the first. Once Catherine finally gets what she wants by being the leader of Russia, she now has to put her ideas into effect and get her people to respect her—which is easier said than done. Big Mouth had the introduction of the love bugs and hate worms. Love and hate: two things that really develop during middle school.

Movies:

Last Night in Soho – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Found – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
tick, tick…BOOM – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jagged – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Humans – ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5
House of Gucci – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The French Dispatch – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

I was worried about Last Night in Soho because I didn’t know how scary it would be, and it was definitely spooky. Edgar Wright is such an incredible director and his use of music is out of this world. My favorite of the month—quite possibly the year—is Lin Manuel Miranda’s directorial debut tick…tick…BOOM. Andrew Garfield is so talented and I’m still so surprised how great he sounded. I had the best time picking out all the musical theater easter eggs. The amount of cameos in the song “Sunday” was mind boggling. If Lin Miranda asks you to show up for a few hours, you show up! The performances in House of Gucci are fantastic. Gaga sounds exactly like the real woman and Adam Driver has a subtlety to his performance that is really fun to watch. My big problem had to do with timing—I never knew what year we were in or what country. I also feel that Driver’s character flipped personalities really quickly. I would have loved to had seen more of him slowly buying more lavish things instead of all of a sudden he is done with his wife and wasting away all his money. The French Dispatch: Wes Anderson’s most self indulgent movie he has ever done. A film student’s wet dream.

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