Kevin

Math teacher, runner, writer
Devoting each month of 2021 to a different decade of film (1920s in January, 30s in Feb and so on)

Favorite films

  • Total Recall
  • Jurassic Park
  • First Reformed
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • True Stories

    ★★★★★

  • Knives Out

    ★★★★

  • Timecop

    ★★★

  • Bloodsport

    ★★★★

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  • True Stories

    True Stories

    ★★★★★

    A GEM. Couldn't finish the whole thing (see my review of To Catch a Thief) but I've seen this one enough times it doesn't fully matter. Though I was hoping the person I was watching it with were more able to focus on the scenes. The plot is...well there is no plot. But Byrne's whimsical musings on capitalism, suburban sprawl, and how they interact with the human condition are always fun to chew on, and Fujimoto's cinematography is actually jaw-dropping.…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    Dear lord I am so happy this holds up on a second viewing. Just a blast of a popcorn whodunnit that manages to say some things about white liberals without being a white liberal about it itself. Biting satire with hammy performances makes for a really fun style perfect for Johnson. Cast is stacked to the tits and everyone is vibin. Good times all around.

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  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★

    Solid 3. A fun, gory, competently told story that doesn't involve 20 other movies tie-ins, and it's got Gunn's style all over it. I like Gunn for the most part, and his movies usually are good enough to skim past some real eye-roll-inducing lines. This movie is no different. TSS doesn't try to do too much and it's much better for it. No convoluted plots, and more anti-US-imperialism than I was expecting. All plusses

    Sat in the front row and…

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    ★★★★★

    a literal mastapeece