Watched – Week 4, 2021

Still from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Film

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). Rewatch. I tend to watch this every year. So when it snowed recently in England I thought it was time once again, as this film is very snowy and Swedish. My last two viewings I’ve connected with it slightly less the usual for some reason. And I wish the two main characters teamed up slightly earlier. Still it’s fantastic and my film of the week. 88%

A Star Is Born (2018). Rewatch. There’s tremendous music and Lady Gaga’s acting is actually okay. A remarkable first film from Bradley Cooper. I think it’s hard to dislike this. Everyone in my family enjoyed it. It’s just a smidgen too long. 85%

Three Identical Strangers (2018). You’ll read the synopsis and you think you know the story. You don’t. A fascinating documentary. 78%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010). Rewatch, background. This isn’t great, but there’s just enough fun to make it watchable. 53%

Television

Tiger. Rather than two 90 minute episodes I felt this deserved a full series run of five 60 minuters. I would have liked a bit more focus on his golf and a little bit less on his personal life. But on the whole, this is good. 72%

Bob’s Burgers (Season 11). In a world full of pain and suffering Bob’s Burgers is always a welcome tonic. It’s up there with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “Parks and Recreation” when it comes to comedy shows that aren’t always funny but that have a sickly sweetness that makes up for all that. Season 11 isn’t its strongest outing, but it’s still good. 69%