Category: Movies

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Atomic Blonde is a thrill ride. The movie takes place in the midst of the fall of the Berlin Wall, but the filmmakers embraced The Coldest City graphic novel source material full force. They played it close to its comic book roots rather than relying on true reality. I was six when it came down,…

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baby driver (2017)

Baby Driver (2017)

All you need is one killer track. Baby Driver was a beautiful film. I felt emotionally satisfied leaving the theater. If you haven’t seen Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Hot Fuzz, or Shaun of the Dead, you’ll enjoy this movie for what it is. But there are hallmarks of Wright’s filmmaking that stand out, and…

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dario argento's suspiria

Suspiria (1977)

Suspiria crashed into my heart like a trainwreck and I refused to look away. It combines my biggest fears: dogs that attack their owners (I love dogs so much, how could they ever hate me enough to take my life?), maggots (I’m a clean freak and if I saw a maggot, I would lose my…

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winchester movie

Winchester (2018)

I have been keeping up on the press for the movie since it was announced. I almost went so far as to watch the premiere at the actual Winchester Mystery House. That meant touring the mansion, enjoying a reception, and then walking across the street to CineArts on Santana Row to watch it. I’m a…

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The Three Musketeers

The Three Musketeers (2011)

Originally published March 19, 2012 I didn’t have high expectations for this movie, even with an all-star cast of Christoph Waltz, Matthew Mcfadyen, Ray Stevenson, Luke Evans, Milla Jovovich, Mads Mikkelsen, Logan Lerman, Orlando Bloom (in supreme supervillain mode, amped up to 11), or a cameo by Til Schweiger. It was a fun romp nonetheless.…

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