Movie reviews of Jeffrey Rex Bertelsen

These are all the movies and series that Jeffrey Rex has reviewed. Read more at: I'm Jeffrey Rex.

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Isn't It Romantic

5

Though I appreciate the film’s message and some of its genre-awareness, as well as Liam Hemsworth’s performance, Isn’t It Romantic is a largely forgettable parody that follows the same stale formula that it’s trying to lampoon.

28 february

28 feb

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Paddleton

8

Paddleton won’t be on anyone’s radar twelve months from now, but it is a fairly realistic and utterly relatable film about learning to accept the inevitable and saying goodbye.

27 february

27 feb

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Green Book

7

Green Book is, indeed, a lightweight feel-good film for a certain kind of audience that intends no harm. But Green Book is, in my opinion, also an incredibly tone-deaf film to champion in a year that gave us Black Panther, BlackKklansman, and so on and so forth.

25 february

25 feb

High Flying Bird

9

A thought-provoking, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it heist-like sports drama, High Flying Bird is Steven Soderbergh’s version of Ballers and Moneyball, and I loved almost every minute of it.

8 february

8 feb

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Vice

8

It may not be great art or particularly thought-provoking, but what Adam McKay’s Vice does have going for it is that even though it can be read as a superficial tonal mess, it is a wildly entertaining film.

7 february

7 feb

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Arctic

9

A riveting story of survival, and an outstanding actor’s vehicle for Mads Mikkelsen who gives a remarkable, tortured, and quietly moving performance in this lone survivor film that will draw comparisons to films like 127 Hours and The Revenant.

4 february

4 feb

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Velvet Buzzsaw

6

A strange film that I had a lot of fun with. Though it does seem like Gilroy didn’t exactly know whether he wanted to make a smart and cutting film about the art world or a fun horror film about that world, the end result is undeniably watchable even if it isn’t quite as effective or thought-provoking as I wanted it to be.

1 february

1 feb

Poster for Burning

Burning

10

A meditation on class struggle and youthful frustration and loneliness in the form of a mystery film.

29 january

29 jan

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The Favourite

10

This might be his best work yet thanks in some part to a terrific screenplay that juggles multiple story angles and tones while still holding its riveting narrative core — a power struggle disguised as a love triangle.

27 january

27 jan

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Polar

5

A hyper-stylized and immature John Wick-esque action vehicle with obnoxious, head-ache inducing editing, pornographic scenes, and a wasted Mads Mikkelsen performance.

25 january

25 jan

Poster for Cold War

Cold War

9

A film that will chill the hearts of its viewers due to the tragic and heartbreakingly rough journey of love these hapless lovers endure over the course of the film’s barely 90 minute runtime.

23 january

23 jan

Poster for Glass

Glass

5

Shyamalan is ultimately unable to mix and match the best of both worlds from Unbreakable and Split.

20 january

20 jan

Poster for FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

8

I was shaking my head in disbelief (and swearing in disbelief, by the way) from start to finish of this jaw-dropping and brilliantly paced documentary with fascinating access to the chaos of the failed festival.

18 january

18 jan

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IO

6

IO‘s complete predictability and lack of momentum stop it from becoming as memorable or worthwhile as its themes suggested it would be.

18 january

18 jan

Before the Frost

8

An impressive Danish period drama that is buoyed up by an engrossing and deeply felt performance from Danish screen legend Jesper Christensen.

13 january

13 jan

The Last Laugh

5

As a comedy, it is very stale.

11 january

11 jan

Poster for Brexit: The Uncivil War

Brexit: The Uncivil War

6

Benedict Cumberbatch is very engaging here, and, just like the film got lost in its subject, it is very easy to be enthralled by Cumberbatch’s inspired energy.

8 january

8 jan

Poster for Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns

8

Because it is a positively intoxicating nostalgic film experience, but, it isn’t perfect, and, perhaps by design, I suspect that the film only really works if you have a previous relationship with the original film.

6 january

6 jan

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Lionheart

5

Has its heartwarming moments wherein the importance of family is emphasized, but her film mishandles some crucial moments of comedy and drama, and Lionheart is largely much too predictable.

4 january

4 jan

Poster for Destroyer

Destroyer

6

With a tighter script Destroyer could’ve been a true cult-favorite, but the overwrought script that Kusama works with here overwhelms the film.

4 january

4 jan

Poster for Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

7

Bandersnatch isn’t as rewarding as I hoped it would be, but it is a compelling experience, at least, on your first few viewings or playthroughs.

28 december

28 dec

Poster for Roma

Roma

10

A patient but deeply moving and human story in the context of something much larger and more historic.

16 december

16 dec

Poster for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

10

The most stylish superhero film of the year, but it is also a film that carries a worthwhile message about the importance of the everyman that gets right to the heart of the web-slinger we all love.

14 december

14 dec

Poster for Aquaman

Aquaman

7

An overwhelming cinematic full-course dinner that’ll make you full, even if it does somewhat feel like Wan and the writers mashed up two Aquaman movies and turned them into one.

14 december

14 dec

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