I had a pretty good June as far as movie-watching is concerned. I didn’t break any records (2008 – 25 viewings) but I did triple my numbers from last year’s paltry 6 viewings. I made good progress in my Bond set and managed some memorable theater viewings. All in all not a bad month. You can see the full chronological list of my June viewings here. Continue reading
- Dogtooth, 2009 - ★★½ December 9, 2018r/LetterboxdOfficial Film Club - 001 - Yorgos Lanthimos This was the second Yorgos Lanthimos film I've seen. The first was The Killing of a Sacred Deer (link to my ridiculously vague review here) earlier this year. I left Sacred Deer confused and uncomfortable with what I had seen. So it's no surprise I'm coming away from Dogtooth with a simil […]
- Schindler's List, 1993 - ★★★★★ December 9, 2018Schindler's List is one of the most important movies I've ever seen. The history we read about WWII and what we're taught of the Holocaust in school is just words. To actually see the horror in Steven Spielberg's masterpiece is another thing entirely. It's intense in its casual violence and slaughter. But although we see a lot of ran […]
- Green Book, 2018 - ★★ December 8, 2018Eh. I'm sure Green Book works fine with audiences looking for a hokey, feel-good depiction of friendship overcoming racism in the deep south in 1962. There's no disputing that it's an important subject and the story of Tony Lip and Don Shirley is an interesting enough one. But the movie was just too shmaltsy and disjointed for me to get anythi […]
- Avengers: Infinity War, 2018 - ★★★★½ December 7, 2018Watched on Friday December 7, 2018.
- The Kindergarten Teacher, 2018 - ★★★ December 7, 2018The Kindergarten Teacher is the best performance I've seen from Maggie Gyllenhaal in a long time. Lisa is soft spoken and adept at covering her unhappiness and lack of creative spark with a veneer of well-meaning drive for nurturing. But in reality, her interest in Jimmy's talent is solely about her and what she feels she's lacking in her life […]
- The Social Network, 2010 - ★★★★ December 6, 2018David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin make an incredible team. Fincher's keen eye to detail and his dark, digital looking color pallette complements Sorkin's signature fast paced dialogue spectacularly well in this story about internet billionaires. But this isn't just the story of Facebook. It's the story of Zuckerberg and what can happen when […]
- Dogtooth, 2009 - ★★½ December 9, 2018