Reblogging this here so I can track down some of these intriguing movies during the year. Did you see something that never made it to the Oscars but should have?
Out of 154 total movies seen. The movies had to be released in the US (because that’s where I am) between January 1st and December 31st, in theaters or on VOD.
30. Run and Jump
The Irish Casey family’s world is turned upside down when their patriarch, Connor, suffers a stroke dynamically changing his personality. An American doctor is given permission to live with them documenting Connor’s progression and the effects it is having on the family. Will Forte plays the doctor, and Connor MacLiam plays the father suffering from a stroke. Both give outstanding nuanced performances, but both also have the screen completely stolen from them by Maxine Pearke as Connor’s wife, Vanetia, trying to keep the family from falling apart. It paints comedy and tragedy as very strange bedfellows with Pearke overflowing with joyous energy no matter what feelings she is actually having in the moment.
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