For a brief intro about why I’m doing this, see my recent post:
Refilling the creative well: 9 recent reads
Earlier in the week, I did a TV series wrap-up (Refilling the creative well: 6 fantastic TV series), and today I’m looking at movies…
I realised there were shared characteristics for many of these films, so attempted a Venn diagram to represent this visually, but to limited success as you can see above.
They’re all comedies (or at least humorous), and a good chunk feature mysteries. I won’t go into detail about each, but I’ll list them so you can look them up if any catch your eye:
- Glass Onion (Netflix): This more than lived up to my expectations after Knives Out, just so much fun.
- See How They Run (Neon NZ): My favourite part was Saoirse Ronan’s character, the eager rookie cop, always leaping to conclusions.
- Enola Holmes 2 (Netflix): If you enjoyed the first one, you’ll enjoy this too. A fantastic Victorian-era detective story.
- Bullet Train (Apple TV+): Twisty, bonkers fun. Brad Pitt! A bullet train! What more do you need to know?
- The Menu (Disney+): I was 100% engaged throughout, and Ralph Fiennes’ celebrity chef character… *chef’s kiss*.
- The Lost City (Neon NZ): This was just what I wanted and expected, but also gave me plenty I didn’t know I wanted. Great fun.
- Everything Everywhere All At Once (Neon NZ): If I thought Bullet Train was bonkers, this took it to a whole new level, and I was there for it.
Keen for more stories?
Already powered through all those movies above, the TV shows I mentioned earlier in the week, and enjoyed some of my favourite recent reads too?
Well, I’ve got you!
Check out my cosy mystery series – The Milverton Mysteries (the first book, Murder on Milverton Square, is out now!) – or my completed series of light, fun, and very gay romcom novellas – the Rise and Shine series (get started with Duck and Dive!).
I’ve also got a big bunch of short stories available on my website and through my mailing list, all for free.