Other then that, I finally got around to a documentary called "Rich Hill" about the lives of struggling midwestern young boys in a pretty desolate small town. It's hard-to-watch a bit, but it's pretty good for what it's doing. I also finally watched Mike Nichols's "Primary Colors", which, in the political climate of this day and age really felt like a time travel to different planet. It's the Joel Klein-penned satire on the Clinton Presidential campaign of '92, that really is interesting and fascinating, but it's really surreal to look at it today. It's a very good movie; I'm definitely recommending it, but boy it's such a mindfuck how much the last, not even thirty years in politics have changed so drastically. It's not that we aren't stupid now in politics, far from it, but it was such a different kind of stupid back then, simpler times.
Anyway, enough reflection on the distant past, let's get to my thoughts on the more recent past. Let's get to this batch of reviews!
TENET (2020) Director: Christopher Nolan
Honestly, I tend to despise any movies that remind me of or follows video game plots and structure in general, but honestly, this does feel like that, and the more I think about it, the more I think I should just outright pan this film. I don't want to do that, 'cause I like everybody here, and there was clearly a lot of work put into this film, and I think there is something here in the ideas, but I don't think he's exploring it as well as he could or worst then that, giving us any reason to explore it with him. It feels like I'm combatting with the movie to try to follow it, not with the movie trying to follow it, and that's just not the kind of movie I want from Nolan. It's not him at his best and he's trying to be too cute with it.
"Wrestle" is no "Hoop Dreams", so yeah, in the future, don't put that film in my head; it makes any other film hard to talk about and compare; I cannot stress that enough, but on it's own, it's a better-then-average one of these films and should be watched and reviewed on it's own merits. It might not be a pinfall but it'll win your over on points.