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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★★

    Watched as part of the July 2018 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Jasmeet's master list
    31. To wrap up this month on a traditionally narcissistic note, watch any film rated 4.5 or 5 stars by yours truly :-)

    My disdain for superhero movies is a matter of public record at this point; but I had heard such weird things about Logan when it first came out -- that it was a hard-R rating, that it took place in an…

  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    Watched as part of the July 2018 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Jasmeet's master list
    10. On the afternoon of 10 July 1913, the hottest air temperature on the Earth's surface was recorded at Death Valley - 134 °F (56.7 °C). If you don't think that's scary enough, watch a horror movie set in a snowy backdrop.

    It was a couple of weeks ago that I watched John Carpenter's Escape from New York for the million and fourth time…

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  • The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    The Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat

    ★★★★★

    FILM SCHOOL DROPOUT: A 2017 year-long movie challenge
    My list | Disgustipated's master list
    Week 1: Pioneers of Film - Lumière Brothers, Georges Méliès and Alice Guy-Blaché

    Unlike other forms of artistic output like painting, whose origins stretch all the way back to the forgotten realm of pre-history, we can put very specific dates on the beginnings of such modern artistic media as photography and filmmaking; in the former case, that's quite literally the year 1838 (the year the very…

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    2017 movie viewings, #52. Okay, ready for the most controversial statement I'll make at Letterboxd this year? Here we go: Arrival is a schmaltzy, barely watchable piece of sentimental crap, and anyone who says they loved it is a worthless Lifetime-Channel-watching weepy moron who deserves to have their money taken away from them.

    Or, well, okay, maybe it wasn't that bad; but Lord, it certainly wasn't good. The problem, I think, is that I went into this as a heavy…