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  • Bad Timing

    Bad Timing

    ★★★

    Last month I finally watched Nicolas Roeg's infamous 1971 cult film Walkabout for the first time, and was so blown away by it that I ended up doing an impromptu Roeg triple-feature all in one night. (Thank you, stored-up Google Play credits!) The second film of the triple-feature was the very next movie he made after Walkabout, the 1973 horror film Don't Look Now, whose review you can read here; then I finished out the triple-feature with his 1980 Bad…

  • Don't Look Now

    Don't Look Now

    ★★★

    Last month I finally watched Nicolas Roeg's infamous 1971 cult film Walkabout for the first time, and was so blown away by it that I ended up doing an impromptu Roeg triple-feature all in one night. (Thank you, stored-up Google Play credits!) The second film of the triple-feature was the very next movie he made after Walkabout, 1973's Don't Look Now, which was also the first film of his career to make him a hit among mainstream audiences; starring Donald…

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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…