November 24, 2018

November 21, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935, Roy Del Ruth, W.S. Van Dyke)

    I get nostalgic for times long before I was born.

November 18, 2018

  • Review

    2.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    2010 (1984, Peter Hyams)

    Man, this really didn’t age well. Almost everything predictive about it is dramatically wrong.

November 17, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, Martin McDonagh)

    The acting, directing, cinematography – most everything about this movie was ace. But I wasn’t really happy with the horrible racist people being redeemed. It felt like the wrong year for that.

  • Review

    4.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)

    This was loads of fun. Anthologies are generally hit and miss, but I liked every one of these old-timey western stories. And Tom Waits as the old prospector was an absolute stunner.

    I keep wanting to call it The Ballad of Lester Scruggs though, because Foggy Mountain Boys.

November 13, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Logan Lucky (2017, Steven Soderbergh)

    Dumb people heist movies are a nice antidote to super-genius heist movies. Soderbergh does both well. This started out amazing but lost it’s way toward the end.

November 11, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Gaslight (1944, George Cukor)

    First time watching this classic for me. I’d been talking to the girls about the origins of the modern term “gaslighting” and realized I hadn’t seen the movie myself.

October 31, 2018

October 28, 2018

  • Review

    4.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    You Were Never Really Here (2017, Lynne Ramsay)

    Intense doesn’t begin to describe it. I thought less of it immediately after watching than I did as time went on. As with most challenging films, it takes a bit of analysis and maybe reading a few reviews to get a sense of what you actually saw. Recommended for the adventurous.

October 18, 2018

October 15, 2018

October 13, 2018

  • Review

    3.0 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    Black Panther (2018, Ryan Coogler)

    One of the better superhero films of late, but I’m not a fan of the genre. In any case, I love the afro-futurism and it was wonderful seeing so many strong black actors playing positive characters that are far less frequent in Hollywood than they should be.

October 12, 2018

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October 6, 2018

October 5, 2018

  • Review

    3.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    808 (2015, Alex Dunn)

    This documentary about a drum machine was a major rush for me. The classic 808 sounds unpin so much of the music I listened to in the eighties and beyond. It’s rather bizarre – particularly since most of those sounds came from people using the device in ways its inventors never anticipated – much like AutoTune.

  • Review

    2.5 rating based on 1,234 ratings

    The Endless (2017, Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson)

    They were going for something here. I’m not sure they made it. Or I didn’t get it.

October 4, 2018

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September 26, 2018

September 25, 2018