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  • Daylight

    Daylight

    ★★

    The best part of every disaster movie is the opening montage depicting unrelated people boarding the boat that's going to sink, the airplane that's going to crash on a desert island, the tower that's going to inferno, or the bus that's going to be hijacked in an overly complicated scheme by a charismatic villain. These kinds of movies like to pretend that catastrophe is the great equalizer, uniting victims across class, race, and gender, but we all know that's just…

  • Two Weeks Notice

    Two Weeks Notice

    ★★

    Trigger warning: Tr*mp

    My wife & I can't be the only ones who gave Two Weeks Notice a whirl, seeking a little bit of romantic comedy fluff to distract us during pandemic hell, only to find ourselves suddenly and unexpectedly brought face-to-face with a most-unwelcome celebrity cameo: Donald Fucking Trump himself, the pathological narcissist whose criminal inaction has caused untold death and suffering. For those of use lucky enough to have our health, and to merely be isolating safely at home,…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    If any excuse were necessary to rewatch Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, a new print projected in a proper theater would certainly be it.

    To mark the film's 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. commissioned filmmaker and Kubrick aficionado Christopher Nolan to create a set of new 70mm prints. Nolan's team located an intact 70mm preservation print, and strove to reproduce its inherent color and picture quality without digital effects. In theory, this new version of the film would be closer…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    VOICE:
    Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to say something about Mission: Impossible Fallout that hasn't already been said on Letterboxd.

    ME:
    Uh, it was good? I liked it.

    VOICE:
    Disavowed. [puff of smoke]