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Refilling the creative well: 7 great movies

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…

7 great movies grouped by a Venn diagram of mysteries, action, comedies, absurd, and horror.

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!).

Books by G B Ralph. The Rise and Shine series: Duck and Dive, Slip and Slide, Over and Out. The Milverton Mysteries: Murder on Milverton Square.

I’ve also got a big bunch of short stories available on my website and through my mailing list, all for free.

Short stories by G B Ralph.
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