I've seen a lot of movies lately but haven't had time to do my usual reviews. Hopefully these short-shorts suffice.
Marvel's The Avengers *** 1/2 This isn't my genre but it's gotten such great reviews that I had to see for myself, and it was a fun ride, held my interest, had some great comic moments. An entertaining two hours.
Moonrise Kingdom *** 1/2 Funky little movie with a stellar cast, most of whom are playing against type. Cute story, love the kitchy 1965 feel.
Safety Not Guaranteed ** 1/2 Interesting film - kind of funny, kind of stupid, kind of endearing. Goofy ending. And a whole story line is just dropped, unexplained. I wasn't knocked out about Mark Duplass's performance but he seems to be everywhere these days, so obviously I'm in the minority. Worth checking out.
Portrait of Wally **** 1/2 Documentary about a painting confiscated by Nazis in 1938 from a Jewish woman, and the court battle to determine the rightful owner. A lot of facts to sift through and a plethora of people telling their story - difficult to follow in places, but a fascinating story.