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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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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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The assumption everyone around me made–we saw this as a team, my workplace¹–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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