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  • Suburbicon

    Suburbicon

    ★½

    2017 movie viewings, #149. George Clooney's Suburbicon holds the dubious "honor" of now being the most blatant example of bait-and-switch I've ever experienced as a moviegoer. For while the movie's trailer gives off the impression that it's a wacky black comedy, about a milquetoast office worker in the 1950s who's forced through circumstances to become a violent killer to protect his family, the actual movie I just watched is a treacly earnest and joke-free serious drama about a thoroughly unpleasant…

  • Alien³

    Alien³

    Watched as part of the September 2017 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Dan Mundell's master list
    #17: A film that Funko has made POP! Vinyls from

    Also watched as part of the March 2017 Letterboxd Scavenger Hunt
    My list | Matt Minton's master list
    #26: A film that, in your opinion, has a dumb tagline

    2017 movie viewings, #135. The last time I saw this 1992 movie (back when it was in theaters, that is), I had yet to…

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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…

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★★

    FILM SCHOOL DROPOUT: A 2017 year-long movie challenge
    My list | Disgustipated's master list
    Week 6: Screwball Comedies

    So before anything else, let's make a few general statements, shall we?

    --His Girl Friday is not actually a screwball comedy, despite it being labeled as such.

    --Out of every so-called screwball comedy ever made, His Girl Friday is the greatest out of all of them.

    --When I finally watched His Girl Friday for the first time this week, it immediately jumped…