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  • The Guest 2014

    ★★★★ Rewatched 17 Dec, 2014

    I like tasteful, curated year-end lists as much as anyone, but it's important to note that THE GUEST, WHIPLASH and CHEAP THRILLS are the most entertaining, re-watchable movies of the year.

    Only gripe here is Lance Reddick. His performance and costume (and really even some of the writing of his character) are from a different, sillier movie.


  • Black Mirror: White Christmas 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Dec, 2014

    After being mostly underwhelmed be Season Two, I'm delight to see Black Mirror return with a killer anthology feature. The best new Christmas item in years (though the actual Christmas elements are pretty tangential). It suggests that maybe the Season Two episodes would have played better in shorter format (the "episodes" here are a little over 20 minutes).

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  • You Better Watch Out 1980

    ★★★★ Rewatched 12 Dec, 2014

    One millionth viewing. Always great to show it to someone new ("It's not really a killer Santa movie!" (except for that one part where it is)). Gorgeous new blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome.


  • Cub 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    More than pleased to have this one turn out to be a simple, brutal meat grinder.