Rewatched Mindhunter, and tore through 6 seasons of Survivor this month while getting back on my feet post-Covid. I think I’m still a little ahead on my annual Criterion Challenge and it’s been a little light on great theater movies this year so far. I still have a ton of books on my to be read shelf too.
I was planning to watch more movies this month but then I found the latest season of Australian Survivor, and, yea…
An Unkindness of Magicians
Similar thematically and story-wise to a lot of fantasy I read these days, but compelling characters and hilariously brutal and brief spell battles mark it out.
The objects are good.
Fun but a little too silly.
I’ve read some Toews so I have a passing familiarity with Mennonite worlds, but damn this was both gorgeous and sad. One of the best soundtracks I’ve heard in a long time too.
Knock at the Cabin
A really strange twist to the Looking story.
London Has Fallen
This president can’t catch a break!
A good reminder of how far digital cinema has come. Watching this in 2023 felt much more voyueristic than I think was intended—like, now this could be shot on an iPhone with no issue. The silence of the protagonist made this almost feel like a restaurant RPG.
The only movie that has ever captured the feeling of staying at a resort hotel.
Olympus Has Fallen
I love that this was a competitor for another movie about a White House attack.
The less glamorous side of contract killing.
Fire of Love
The Nice Guys
Took a minute to tune-into the vibe of this film, but eventually it hit.
Not a movie barely a screensaver.
Tonights theme was collecting bone.
Magic Mike XXL
A silly good time.