Monthly Film Roundup: February 2022

Films Watched: 12

How Many Were First-Time Watches: 11

Best Films: Wall Street (1987), Steve Jobs (2015), Pig (2021)

Worst Films: Uncharted (2022), Death on the Nile (2022)

New Releases: Jackass Forever, Uncharted, Moonfall, The Duke, Death on the Nile, Marry Me, Ali & Ava


Pig (2021)
Nic Cage plays a reclusive truffle hunter who must return to his previous life after his prize pig is stolen. A simple but effective drama from director Michael Sarnoski, even if it lacks some of the batshit fun that often accompanies Cage and his movies

Jackass Forever (2022)
Loud, obnoxious and stupidly fun, it’s exactly what you’d expect from a Jackass movie. The stunts are huge, shocking and hilarious, and the camaraderie of the cast make it a joy to watch

Uncharted (2022)
Rarely has there been an adventure film that is less exciting. Uncharismatic characters, a by-the-numbers plot and only a couple of slightly interesting set pieces, it’s another bland video game adaptation
Also, it’s title is a lie, because the characters are following a pirates map, which literally means it is a charted journey

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
Tom runs, jumps, falls, drives, rides, pilots, shoots, kicks and punches to save the day, and by god is it entertaining

Moonfall (2022)
The king of disaster movies (Roland Emmerich) brings us another bonkers adventure. It’s complete tosh, but the stunning CGI and entertainingly silly plot maintains the runtime

The Duke (2020)
Like it’s lead star Jim Broadbent, this film is perfectly charming, wonderfully British, but a little bit bumbling. The unlikely true story makes for entertaining viewing, even if it’s all a little service level

Wall Street (1987)
Quite frankly, I couldn’t follow much of the financial talk in this film, but honestly that didn’t matter. Michael Douglas’s Oscar-Winning performance as Gordon Gecko is incredibly entertaining to watch as an icon of 80’s capitalistic greed

Death on the Nile (2022)
Wow. What a stunningly boring film. A two hour murder mystery that wastes the first hour holidaying on the Nile, and spends the second hour rushing through a plot that is obvious from the start. Though its pretty to look at, it’s very much a glittery, well polished turd

Encanto (2021)
Sure, a few of the songs are a little forgettable, but this Disney film still maintains all the charm of its usual standard. Colourful visuals and a sweet story make this another winner

Marry Me (2022)
I can’t deny that this film had me chuckling throughout, and though most of that was due to the ridiculous premise, a little part was due to the entertainingly sweet chemistry between Lopez and Wilson

Steve Jobs (2015)
An expertly executed biopic about the eponymous innovator from director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin. Michael Fassbender perfectly captures the character of Steve Jobs in a film centred around the launches of his three most important products

Ali & Ava (2021)
A beautifully delicate, intimate, and real romantic drama set in Bradford. Well shot and fabulously performed, Clio Barnard has crafted a wonderfully soft film

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to come back next month to see what I watched in March!

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