House (1986)¹

It was some time ago that I saw that Arrow Video had released a box set of the first two House movies, those being House itself and House II: The Second Story (yes, that is basically the best sequel title ever written). It was a conflicted moment: Blu-ray only, absurdly overdone (and perhaps overpriced, at 79.99), but two movies […]

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The Last Unicorn (1982)

I’ve had memories of this one in such an ingrained fashion that I couldn’t actually tell you when I first saw it. I can certainly tell you of the moment I recall walking out of the daycare I went to as a child, and seeing the last moments again, I think, though I’m not sure, […]

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Gone Girl (2014)

I’m sure I’ve said it before, at least in person to individuals if not on here, but I’m a complete sucker for interesting packaging. More to the point, on some level, I actually really hate Blu-ray packaging. I actually really like that electric blue, but I don’t like that it interferes with any art it’s […]

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It Follows (2014)

While recent reviews may not indicate it, many know that I have a strong affection for the horror genre. Unmentioned here–typically–are my theatrical viewings, particularly my “classic” theatrical viewings. Last night, I was at a showing of Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I’m going to a viewing of Deep Red (aka Profondo rosso) next Saturday, Pumpkinhead a few weeks […]

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Detroit (2017)

Kathryn Bigelow is a curious director. She’s responsible for what I consider the finest of vampire movies (Near Dark), a mostly-ridiculous but well-loved action movie (Point Break), a Best Picture (The Hurt Locker), and the cult classic sci-fi flick Strange Days. I’ve unintentionally, and unwittingly, sneaked into a pair of racially-charged movies. Not, mind you, in […]

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Daft Punk’s Electroma (2006)

I developed a pretty sincere affection for electronic music in high school and college, mostly centered around the Warp-school of electronic–“IDM”, as it’s often called, typically somewhat experimental and unusual. I could never quite get a handle on trance, house, and other dance-oriented forms of electronic: repetition was often intrinsic, and more insistent than it […]

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Los Cronocrímenes [Timecrimes] (2007)

I vaguely recall hearing this name associated with director Ignacio “Nacho” Vigalondo, but considering how confused I was about what movies he was known for, I’m not even sure what that all amounts to, other than possibly an invented memory. Vigalondo was most recently responsible for Colossal, which I did like, but I don’t know that […]

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The assumption everyone around me made–we saw this as a team, my workplace–was that I hated this movie. While the direction was firmly accurate, the degree is actually not. For simplicity’s sake, I encouraged this interpretation. The reality is, within the first few moments, seeing a sense of humour to Thanos, I was somewhat hopeful […]

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Lady Bird (2017)

I don’t get this whim often; most of the time, when I see a movie in a theatre, I toy with the idea of coming home and reviewing it–I mean, you don’t write 350 movie reviews that on average probably 0-1 people read (depending on how you choose to address non-integers) unless you like doing […]

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