I saw six worthwhile movies this month, including my favorite film of the year so far, Everybody Wants Some!!. The others were Green Room, The Jungle Book, Brooklyn, Midnight Special, and Minions (what can I say, I’m a simple man). You can see spoiler-free blurbs on each of these in the posts below. Reminder: I split all movies I think are worthwhile evenly within the 6 tiers, so films are subject to move up or down throughout the year.
Two movies that did not make the cut were Hush and Legend. Hush is a 2016 straight to Netflix horror that is basically an 85 minute version of the opening sequence of Scream, only if Drew Barrymore, while still a complete idiot, was also deaf. I went back and forth on including the British gangster movie Legend, but ultimately I just found it to be too inauthentic and not very compelling. Even Tom Hardy playing both main characters, real life identical twin gangsters of 60’s London Reggie and Ron Kray, was not enough to save this movie. Hardy makes the curious decision to have completely different accents for each brother. The certifiably insane brother talks like Bane, whereas the other is a variation of Inception Hardy.