KING KONG and GODZILLA

KING KONG (1933) & GODZILLA (1954)

On a new episode of the podcast, we witness a clash of the titans, as The Unenthusiastic Critic meets two timeless movie stars for the very first time.

THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939)

THE RULES OF THE GAME (1939)

As my Independent Study in World Cinema continues, I dive deep into Jean Renoir's tragicomic critique of French society on the eve of the Second World War.

Callum Scott Howells in IT'S A SIN

WEEK 10: PANDEMIC WALLFLOWER

In a belated new edition of the blog/newsletter, I share some thoughts on hitting the pandemic wall, as well as quick takes on It's a Sin, Allen v. Farrow, For All Mankind, Minari, Nomadland, and other stuff.

OTHER RECENT POSTS

Stripes
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STRIPES (1981)

I didn't talk the Unenthusiastic Critic into this: she needed this.

Vinette Robinson in Doctor Who 11x03 - Rosa
DOCTOR WHO

DOCTOR WHO 11×03: "ROSA"

"This ain't history here," Doctor Who reminds us in the smart, powerful, and horrifyingly timely "Rosa."

EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)
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EVIL DEAD 2 (1987)

The Unenthusiastic Critic's 2018 Horror Movie Marathon turns to Ash.

Garance Marillier in RAW (2016)
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RAW (2016)

Finger-food is served as The Unenthusiastic Critic's Horror Movie Marathon continues.

THE INNOCENTS (1961)
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THE INNOCENTS (1961)

This week, we're giving The Unenthusiastic Critic's Halloween Movie Marathon another turn of the screw.

suspiria
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SUSPIRIA (1977)

This week, we're beginning our 2018 Halloween Movie Marathon, and The Unenthusiastic Critic is seeing red.

Watership Down
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WATERSHIP DOWN (1978)

The Unenthusiastic Critic is having a bad hare day.

grease
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GREASE (1978)

With summer days drifting away, we're hopelessly devoting this episode to a campy cultural touchstone.

there will be blood
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THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007)

We're drilling down on our first viewing of Paul Thomas Anderson's celebrated American epic.

manchurian candidate
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THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

Remember the good old days, when the idea of a Russian-controlled U.S. president was still the stuff of fiction?

midnight run
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MIDNIGHT RUN (1988)

This week we're celebrating the 30th anniversary of Martin Brest's classic buddy-comedy. I'll get donuts.

a fish called wanda
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A FISH CALLED WANDA (1988)

The Unenthusiastic Critic has never seen A Fish Called Wanda? Sorry, that's a chip up the nose.

terminator
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THE TERMINATOR (1984)

The Unenthusiastic Critic can't be reasoned with, she can't be bargained with, she doesn't feel pity or remorse, and she will not stop EVER…

Footloose
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FOOTLOOSE (1984)

The Unenthusiastic Critic needs a hero, and she doesn't find one in 1984's Footloose.