Here are my reviews for these three films.
First off is The Disaster Artist. This movie is just plain awesome. As someone who is well-educated on the history of The Room, it was pretty amazing to watch it all unfold on screen. The humor and dialogue are sharp and witty thanks to an outstanding screenplay, and James Franco's direction is on point. Speaking of Franco, it's outrageous that he didn't get nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars. Alas, he did just did a flat-out great job portraying the bizarre and recognizable Tommy Wiseau, who easily takes the award for best cameo of all time. The rest of the cast is great too, with Dave Franco giving a strong performance as Greg Sestero. I give The Disaster Artist 10/10.
Next up is Murder on the Orient Express. I haven't read the novel or have seen any of the previous adaptations, so my opinion might be a bit skewed on this one. But I thought this film was pretty solid. It boats one of the best ensemble casts in recent memory, with strong turns from everyone (particularly Kenneth Branagh as the games Hercule Poirot, Johnny Depp, and Leslie Odom Jr.). The production design is engrossing and beautiful, perfectly capturing the nature of its time period. The costume design is elaborately and delicately executed, giving each character a distinct personality. The cinematography is lucius and well-done, and the score is pretty good as well. In fact, the only thing that stops this film from being a perfectly enjoyable thriller is the script. The plot twists don't really have any impact, and some turns were predicable. Also, the increased focus on Poirot instead of the rest of the drama kind of distracts from the point. Still, if you're looking for a lightly entertaining mystery with a good cast, I recommend this. I give Murder a 7.6/10.
Finally, we have Only the Brave. This film, documenting the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots (an Arizona-based firefighter group who heroically fight against the Yarnell fire), easily makes my Top 5 of 2017. Its emotional and affectionate portrayal of the lives of these brave men allows the characters to be relatable and very well-liked.
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