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  • Triple Frontier

    Triple Frontier

    ★★½

    Second half of my Netflix original double feature.  This was pretty good, if basic.  Felt like a mid 80s actioner without the fun.  

    Well executed and performed, if entirely forgettable and bland.

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★½

    Put off watching this for a while and just decided to throw it on today on a hot and humid summer afternoon.  

    While it was well directed and acted and the art world setting and drama was interesting, the supernatural elements were less than half baked and it ultimately had precious little to say beyond “greed is bad”

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Rewatched as I just picked up the 4K scan.  It was underwhelming in terms of PQ, but the movie is one of my all time faves and remains so.  Everything about the movie just works for me.   The suspense, the creature effects, the performances - everything.  

    Truly a timeless classic.

  • Class of 1984

    Class of 1984

    ★★★

    Much better than it has any right to be.  Some big ideas and bonkers set pieces within the teen punk panic genre.  

    As typical for the period, the rape and degradation of women seemed compulsory, but difficult to watch.  

    Also a trip to see Michael j Fox in a very early role.