Recent Movies Jan 2022 Edition

Some movies I've watched of late that I thought were quite good.

Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan did a wonderful job capturing the horror of WWII soldiers awaiting rescue.

Blade Runner 2049. Possibly the last person on Earth to watched this and I really enjoyed it. Unpopular opinion: it's probably a better movie than the original? And because it's Denis Villeneuve it looks absolutely gorgeous.

Justice League. Generally panned as being a bit crap. But I must say that I enjoyed it. Story in places made absolutely no sense but was still fun. I was on a long flight when I watched it so perhaps anything would have been entertaining?

Eternals. Had a few of my friends say this wasn't very good either. But again, I really enjoyed this and was a fun ride. And bonus Salma Hayek so…

Jojo Rabbit. Hitler youth? Imaginary Taika Waititi Adolf? Was funny and ultimately heartwarming. Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson were great in this.

The Suicide Squad. James Gunn made a masterpiece here. Everything about this was great. One of the most entertaining movies I've seen in ages.

Gone Girl. Ben Affleck was really good in this. I hadn't read the book so didn't know all the twists and turns were coming. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross soundtrack not half bad. If you haven't watched this, you really should.

Don't Look Up. Comet denialists. Meryl Streep is great as a Trump like President. A great movie but it rang so true of the recent whitehouse that it's not really satire and in many ways kinda depressing.


  1. martymankins says:

    Surprisingly enough, I've seen all of these except for: Gone Girl and Eternals. I agree with all of your assessments on the ones I've seen. In "Don't Look Up" Leo was quite good, with his character channeling in many ways Howard Beale from "Network" (1976 movie)

  2. kapgar says:

    I have only seen two of these and both were really good (Jojo Rabbit and Gone Girl). So you should feel better about not being the last person to see BR2049. And you're welcome.