Rub’s June 2015 micro reviews
Or that month when you obsess with your Studio Ghibli Collection
Recommended to watch:
First up, out of the 8 movies seen in June, this ones i recommend watching just cause:
- The Drop
- Jiro Dreams of Sushi
- Spirited Away
Disclaimer and Legend:
* Movie name links to imdb when possible. IMDb/Rotten Tomato scores are from when i wrote the review so they might differ when you read.
* Stars are granted on a 5-star scale and are not meant to be compared universally but (perhaps) with equally themed movies. 5 stars for a romantic comedy doesn’tcompare to 5 stars on a action movie; genre and purpose matter.
* A “+” in a star scale means it’s better than equally starred movies it may contend with. Ratings are based on my opinion at the moment and may change cause reasons.
The drop(2014) — 106 min (1h 46m) — Crime, Drama
Very interesting “modern” mob movie. Has a powerfull undercurrent of tension that builds up very nice. Watch if you like slow mob movies, worth it
Good if you like: mob movies, modern crime movies
My Rating:★★★✰✰ imdb: 7.1 /10 RT: 89 /100
The wind rises (2013) — 126 min (2h 6m) — Animation, Biography, Drama
Miyazaki never fails, a tender movie looking at the life of a airplane engineer during WW2. Worth it as practically anything from studio Ghibli
Good if you like: Studio Ghibli, airplanes, Miyazaki, “soft” anime
My Rating:★★★✰✰ imdb: 7.8 /10 RT: 89 /100
Kill list(2011) — 95 min (1h 35m) — Crime, Horror, Thriller
So this movie doesn’t show its true colors until the very end. Kinda weird that way, stick with it if you wanna find out the real genre of the movie. Passable mostly
Good if you like: Slow-paced “when will something happen” “horror” movies
My Rating:★★✰✰✰ imdb: 6.3 /10 RT: 76 /100
Jiro dreams of Sushi(2011) — 81 min (1h 21m) — Documentary
If you like Netflix’s Chef table, this is a no brainer, its from the same team. Very interesting look into (whats probably) the most famous sushi spot in the world.
Good if you like: sushi, Chef’s table, japan culture
My Rating:★★★✰✰ imdb: 7.9 /10 RT: 99 /100
Castle in the sky(1986) — 124 min (2h 4m) — Animation, Adventure, Family
The plot felt too serious for the protagonist kid, good animation and imagination though, as expected from Miyazaki.
Good if you like: Other-worldly anime tales, magical artifact plots
My Rating:★★✰✰✰+ imdb: 8.1 /10 RT: 95 /100
Jurassic World(2015) — 124 min (2h 4m) — Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Someone wrote it’s the best sequel to the original movie. I think that’s as good as it gets for a one liner. Lots of love and nostalgia reference to the first movie. Good action and pacing overall, one unnecesarily long and painfull death. (someone dying in jurassic park isnt a spoiler! )
Good if you like: Jurassic Park, Dinosaurs, entertaining summer movies
My Rating:★★★✰✰ imdb: 7.5 /10 RT: 73 /100
Spirited Away(2001) — 125 min (2h 5m) — Animation, Adventure, Family
Such overflowing imagination, such a beautifull and fully constructed world/lore, this is probably one of my favorite Miyazaki/Ghibli movies. Also, bursting with kawaii (cute) creatures. Worth it.
Good if you like: Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, spirit world animes
My Rating:★★★★✰ imdb: 8.6 /10 RT: 97 /100
Inherent Vice (2014) — 148 min (2h 28m) — Crime, Drama, Mystery
PTA get’s a pass with me, but, this movie is weird, i feel like i got sucker punched into it. Not for people who like coherent movies, some pretty pictures in there though, if you dont mind them dont making sense.
Good if you like: drug fueled incoherent crime movies, paul thomas anderson
My Rating:★★✰✰✰ imdb: 6.8/10 RT: 73/100
That’s it for june, what did you watch?