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  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★½

    Based on the visuals alone, BLADE RUNNER 2049 should leave a lasting cinematic fingerprint. Villenueve uses the original as a building block for tone, style, sound and narrative — yet 2049 never feels like it panders to nostalgia or mimics. This is a wholly original piece of cinema that stands on its own, but resonates more deeply in companion with Ridley Scott’s original.

  • Die Another Day

    Die Another Day

    ★★

    Die Another Day at 15. Still incomprehensible — but more enjoyable than the dour, dull Bond of SPECTRE. I find myself softening on DAD over the years. It’s crazy dumb, but it embraces its transgressions like a true showman. We still get to roll our eyes and cringe, but DAD cringes and rolls its eyes right along with us, complicit and clear-eyed.

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  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges.
    View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.

    Nature of Shame:
    Never seen THE FLY (1986). CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Jeff Goldblum. Cronenberg. Oozy goo. THE FLY!

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
    Decade - 1980's
    Original and Remake



    The Advance Word: OMFG LIKE THE BEST F'ING MOVIE EVER. I'm substituting hyperbole for an honest appraisal of my expectations here. I do so because I scanned the @Letterboxd reviews and that's pretty much what…

  • The Seventh Victim

    The Seventh Victim

    ★★★½

    31+ Days of Horror. 33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges and Bonus Tasks.

    Nature of Shame:

    Shame comes in all varieties. The Seventh Victim doubles up the shame. DVR shame. DVD shame.

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:

    Decade – 1940’s
    Before 1970

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    Cinema Shame comes in all varieties. We’ve investigated the first two garden varieties with this Shame-a-thon.

    1. I’ve never seen Evil Dead 2-variety SHAME! (Substitute your own unseen classic film.)

    2. Watch-Pile SHAME! (I’ve owned this movie for…