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Screenings: The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

December 28th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 28, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 8.5 [on-demand] I remember seeing a pre-release DOGTOOTH in a packed theater at a film festival several years ago, and remarking on what a twisted and bleak view of humanity the director must have. He has only strengthened that view in my mind since then, for […]

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Screenings: Victoria & Abdul (2017)

December 28th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 28, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 8.2 [on-demand] This film is elevated above the usual staid period Brit-drama mold by the performance of Ali Fazal, who, as Abdul, nearly out-acts Judi Dench with his humane facial expressions alone.

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Screenings: Star Wars – The Last Jedi (2017)

December 27th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 27, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 8.0 [theater] I was able to avoid reading ANYTHING about this film for nearly two weeks before finally seeing it. As such, I feel like the last person on earth to see it, as many people I know have gone a second and even a third […]

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Screenings: The Sandlot (1993)

December 24th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 24, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 6.4 [blu-ray, library] It’s STAND BY ME lite, clearly an attempt to capitalize on the tone and popularity of Rob Reiner’s film, right down to a parallel vomiting scene. But there’s lots of baseball, so…

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Screenings: Six by Sondheim (2013)

December 24th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 24, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 6.5 [HBO] Six Sondheim songs are singled out to represent the breadth of his career, and they are each recreated in collaborations by contemporary singers and filmmakers. But none of them hold a candle to the extended clip of Dean Jones completely inhabiting “Being Alive,” from […]

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Screenings: Kingsman – The Golden Circle (2017)

December 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 23, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 7.3 [blu-ray, Redbox] Because it wears its campy intentions proudly for all to see, KINGSMAN 2 is a heck of a lot of fun. Nothing serious to see here, and Elton John gets to sit around and say “fuck” a lot.

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Screenings: Terminator Genisys (2015)

December 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 22, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 3.4 [blu-ray, library] Great use of Arnold, and Daenerys Targaryen is practically unrecognizable under her Sarah Connor makeup, but can’t they just shut this franchise down, already?!

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Screenings: Wonder Wheel (2017)

December 17th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 17, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 4.1 [theater] The cinematography was lustrous, deep-hued and full of nostalgic shadow and neon. Kate Winslet does an admirable job with a script full of recycled Woodyisms. The friends I saw it with liked it less than I did, and we discussed afterward which of Allen’s […]

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Screenings: An Inconvenient Sequel – Truth to Power (2017)

December 17th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 17, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 7.0 [DVD, library] It’s a platform for Al Gore’s climate-awareness movement and, as such, is, in part, political propaganda. But that’s okay. It’s well-made, about an important issue, and sensitive to current events.

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Screenings: Lady Macbeth (2016)

December 17th, 2017 · No Comments

watched Dec 17, 2017 spitballarmy’s review published on Letterboxd: 8.0 [DVD, Netflix] There’s pretty much no one above the age of five with any redeeming human values in this film. I’m just glad that they’re not my neighbors. Kudos to the screenwriter for telling this story with only ten pages of dialogue.

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