Category Archives: Film

“It is really happening to you.”

Lindy West on Batman vs. Superman (I refuse to call it “v.” because I have a modicum of respect for English and Latin): “What actually happens is that Ben Affleck wakes up, panting, and the bat-nado was all a dream! – a … Continue reading

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For Realsies

The Lobster is by turns hilarious, weird, sad, and heart-breaking.  I’d say more, but it’s the perfect example of a film where  you really can’t even begin to relay the plot without ruining the surprise(s). Then again, two of my … Continue reading

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Lock Up Yr Daughters

I wouldn’t go as far as to say Leo winning Best Actor for The Revenant was an act of mercy, but he sure did grunt a lot. And how’s this for cool — Black Flag bassist Kira Roessler won for working … Continue reading

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Opinions On The Internet

Shockingly to me, The Hateful Eight has opened here in lurvely South Korea.  And for the most part, I liked it.  Yes, it’s incredibly problematic in ways that only Quentin Tarantino can be (especially with regards to the practically cartoon-ish violence … Continue reading

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Happy 100

To be honest, I was as excited to see Star Wars as I was to see what Mike and Jay thought of it.

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13 Ways of Looking at Star Wars — Spoilers, Natch

The film works because Daisy Ridley and John Boyega have great chemistry, and they happen to be very talented actors. Harrison Ford did just enough to make it work.  And given his recent performances, this wasn’t guaranteed. Gwendoline Christie was … Continue reading

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Suck Balls, It Does Not

I’ll probably have a little more to say tomorrow but, for now, know that the new Star Wars is pretty darn good in no small part due to the excellent casting decisions.

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The Very Best of Ennio Morricone I have very mixed feelings about Quentin Tarantino (loved Inglorious Basterds, hated Django).  But it’s awesome that he managed to get Ennio Morricone, who hasn’t done a Western in forty years apparently, on board for The Hateful … Continue reading

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Is it Star Wars yet?

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Meta Dread

Finally saw Berberian Sound Studio last night.  It’s amazing — a truly unnerving horror film that (I rewound a few times so I think I’m right on this) doesn’t actually contain any blood. The bad news is I watched it by … Continue reading

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