Face/Off (1997)

FACE/OFF (1997)

We have met the enemy and he is me, as I use a MAGA conspiracy theory as an excuse to introduce Nakea to John Woo's preposterous action thriller.

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.

Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia aims a crossbow in ANGEL

WEEK 7:
THE BEST SLAYED PLANS

In which I offer quick takes on stuff I've been watching (including Judas and the Black Messiah, Saint Maud, and Clarice), and explain at some length why I won't be writing about Buffy the Vampire Slayer this year after all.

People rescuing Ralph Fiennes, who is buried in dirt, in the movie THE DIG

WEEK 6: BURIED

This week's blog/newsletter features some labored thoughts on the writing process, and quick takes on The Dig, Malcolm & Marie, The Little Things, I May Destroy You, and other things I've been watching.

OTHER RECENT POSTS

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. 

Dog Day Afternoon
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DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975)

Will The Unenthusiastic Critic appreciate Sidney Lumet's 1975 masterpiece? You can pretty much take that to the bank.

on golden pond
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ON GOLDEN POND (1981)

"It's like a Hallmark card with loons on it." The Unenthusiastic Critic is heading into summer with Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda.

RETURN OF THE JEDI
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RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)

Fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate, as The Unenthusiastic Critic searches her feelings about 1983's Return of the Jedi and the Star Wars films in general.