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  • Aliens



    Fuckin' A! One of the greatest movie experiences of all time. Whenever this shows on the big screen, I'm there, and luckily, it screens regularly in NYC. This time, I caught it at the Metrograph. Crappy print, but that didn't make any difference. 'Get away from her you BITCH!' Gives me chills every time. Movie magic. Stone cold classic, and always will be.

  • Flatliners



    Boring, cynical Hollywood cash-grab with zero redeeming features, and a bunch of insufferable millennials subbing for the original's infinitely more charismatic cast (which included Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt, and Julia Roberts). A total shit show of epic proportions, devoid of style, wit, charisma, or anything approaching genuine tension or suspense. So bad, I actually left halfway through, and I never do that. Still, on the plus side, at least it was free; I used Moviepass ($9.99 a month…

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  • Kill List

    Kill List


    Fantastic. One of the best British films in years, and just gets better every time I watch it. For some reason, it's criminally underrated, but given the subject matter, it's no surprise that 'Kill List' didn't get a wide cinema release.

    On the surface, the story seems simple: two (ex-military) hitmen take on a new assignment for a bunch of shady businessmen, but there's so much more to it than that. It starts off as one thing, but morphs genres…

  • Upstream Color

    Upstream Color


    This is the third time I've seen Upstream Colour, and like 'Primer' before it, the movie improves exponentially with every viewing. This is true visual storytelling, the likes of which we rarely see in US cinema, though to be honest, despite paying close attention, I still don't understand every aspect of the story (!)

    Not that it matters. I love movies that demand audience investment/active engagement, and when combined with an enticing symbiosis of gorgeous imagery and music, a hypnotic,…