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Letterboxd Review: Nope (2022)

I like that Jordan Peele continues to follow the mandate that science fiction and horror can use outlandish concepts or premises, but ultimately must interrogate something explicitly real a…

Letterboxd Review: Prey (2022)

Consider the last few weeks, in terms of straight-to-streaming, at-home blockbusters. Netflix spent $200 million to give audiences a movie that was trying desperately to fill the void of fi…

Letterboxd Review: The Gray Man (2022)

That The Gray Man is the latest in the endless series of Netflix stay-at-home-blockbusters--disposable yet expensive vehicles that come to the streaming platform, get shoved down your throa…

Lion Face, Lemon Face: Beth Grant

The phrase "character actor" typically provokes images of middle-aged men who look like normal human beings; while George Clooney or Brad Pitt somehow make that certain age look r…

Letterboxd Review - Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

It's a sequel! That means bigger explosions, more exotic settings, a new powerful bad guy...et cetera. Jumanji: The Next Level has all of that, leading movie archeologists in the fut…

Letterboxd Reviews: The Quick and the Dead (1995)

File this one under "No one else was thinking about it." I imagine the Sam Raimi, Gore Verbinski, and Tim Burton of the mid-1990s era would have had a lot of fun making a kind of …

Bargain Bin # 1 - Diablo (2015)

Kyle is reviewing DVDs found fresh on the rack of the local dollar store chain. First up is Diablo, an indie western starring Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins, Camilla Belle, Adam Beach, and…

Settle This Rehash - Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

Eddie Murphy called it mediocre, half-assed. Roger Ebert bemoaned its lack of comedy, and how shrink-wrapped the plot was. The general dismissal of  Beverly Hills Cop II is that it's a …

Letterboxd Review - Trolls: World Tour (2020)

If it's true that the circumstances behind the unorthodox new way films are being released are a bell not to be un-rung, are we really going to remember Trolls: World Tour as the …

Letterboxd Review - Prospect (2018)

As much bandwidth is chewed up pointing out that Star Wars is a space western, it's really not. Parts of it fit, but then again parts of Star Wars fit equally into Wizard of Oz , Yoj…

Settle This Rehash: Look Who's Talking Too (1990)

Trapped in isolation with the family, every night has become movie night and I haven't watched anything over a PG-13 in about a month. To a degree, that stinks, because even if my ki…

Letterboxd Review: Let it Snow (2019)

It's a Christmas romance movie. Based on a John Green book. I am not. The target audience. For this. But Netflix decided I just had to see every laugh line of the movie in one super…

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