What I’ve Been Watching

My favorite thing about my Apple TV is that I can rent movies on it. I love watching movies, but in the winter, I never feel really motivated to go out to the theater to see one.

I haven’t been in the mood to start binge-watching a new TV series on Netflix, so instead, I’ve been watching movies when I want to relax and watch something. I thought I’d do a quick recap and share what I’ve watched recently!

Lady Bird
I actually bought this movie through iTunes because I have been wanting to see it so badly and I didn’t want to wait another weekend for it to be available to rent. I really liked this one! It’s not a movie that’s driven by an exciting plot (although obviously, there is still a story line), but more driven by the growth of the characters. It’s refreshing to see a realistic, complex mother-daughter relationship portrayed the way that it was in this movie. All of the acting was spectacular, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a touching/heartwarming movie.

Baby Driver
I will be honest and say that I had very low expectations for this movie – I didn’t know anything about it, other than the fact that it involved cars, and that Ansel Elgort starred in it. I was pleasantly surprised, though, and actually enjoyed it. It is drastically different from Lady Bird – it’s not a sweet, heartwarming movie, and it’s violent. Finding out that John Hamm was in the movie was a bonus, as was the fact that there is a deaf character who is actually played by a deaf actor! (I’ve talked about my issues with Hollywood’s casting of non-disabled actors here.)

Three Billboards over Ebbing, Missouri
I watched this movie just this past weekend, because I wanted to be able to say I had seen it before the Oscars on Sunday. This is another one where I didn’t really know what to expect… I knew it was a dark movie, and had something to do with racism, but that was about it. I liked it a lot more than I thought I would, but it was not an easy movie to watch at all.

Next up on my list are I, Tonya, The Post, and Call Me By Your Name. Am I missing anything good? Let me know!

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