Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)

I was aware of the existence of Mark Millar/Dave Gibbons’s The Secret Service, but I didn’t know Kingsman was an adaptation of it (despite the subtitle being the same title–it’s not the most obscure phrase, after all). Actually, I didn’t even know Kingsman was a movie until I saw a trailer for the sequel, The Golden Circle. I was mostly […]

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Sorry to Bother You (2018)

The trailer for this movie only gives you a hint of this movie. The first half of this movie only gives you a hint of this movie. The poster–yeah, that one over there–tells you next to nothing about this movie. The trailer, though, is exactly what intrigued me about this one. It had some Kaufman-esque¹ elements […]

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악마를 보았다 (Akmareul boatda) [I Saw the Devil] (2010)

It seems South Korea has a thing for revenge films. It’s certainly clear from Park Chan-Wook’s “Vengeance Trilogy” of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Lady Vengeance. I’ve seen more Korean films than those, and even more of Park Chan-wook’s, enough that I did not quite realize how much audiences (or at least film-makers) there might have fallen for […]

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Annihilation (2018)

Someone at work seemingly at random directed me toward the RedLetterMedia review of this one. Seeing Jay and Mike so enthused was pretty shocking, so I turned the video off as soon as they said they were hitting the spoiler section, and made a note. I’ve taken a while to get to it, but after […]

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Argo (2012)

I’ve spent a number of years thinking, “I should see ${CURRENT_MOVIE}” and never following through. Sometimes those were Best Pictures, sometimes they turned out to be Best Pictures, and of course plenty of the time they’re neither, but the other two happened often enough to surprise me at least a little bit. It was a bit […]

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The Predator (2018)

While I’ve generally abandoned theatre going (for reasons I’ve previously discussed¹), I had a single voucher for a free show left, and I decided a Sunday evening showing of The Predator was the ideal means. Why this one? Well, it’s a Black and Dekker (honestly, that name just floated into my head at the beginning of […]

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Atomic Blonde (2017)

I was hitting the theatres pretty hard shortly before this one came out, so I did see the trailer for it a number of times. The trailer’s usage of 80’s pop was intriguing to someone like me, and Charlize Theron and James McAvoy being badass and/or ridiculous also seemed like something worth taking the time […]

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Dunkirk (2017)

One of the last 2017 Best Picture Nominees I’d seriously considered watching but (until now, of course) didn’t. I was a bit more on the fence because, while I can’t exactly discount the notion of war movies in general with a “Been there, done that” attitude that doesn’t smack of hypocrisy considering my feelings on […]

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Hereditary (2018)

I took myself to a “manually assembled” double feature today (that is: I went to two movies in a row), with a re-view of The Holy Mountain planned weeks ago, and a viewing of Hereditary on the back of its ad campaign, trailers, and a recommendation that preceded my showing by about an hour and a half. I’d […]

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The Babadook (2014)

Yes it’s the other super well-reviewed horror film from 2014, since I already covered the other! I’m not even going to pretend I know where I had this one pointed to me. Maybe it was the comment sections I was still hanging around in 2014. Maybe it was someone who knows my taste in horror. Maybe it was […]

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