Title Year Seen Rating
Bad Hair 2020 15 Jan 21 Rated 4
It tries to be camp but lacks the playfulness. It attempts social commentary but feels patronising. There's something in there but it never emerges from the general feeling of clumsiness.
August 32nd on Earth 1998 14 Jan 21 Rated 6
Villeneuve finding his footing but the puzzle pieces are in place. Enjoyable slow burner with great leads.
10 to Midnight 1983 13 Jan 21 Rated 3
Somewhere between schlocky slasher, murder mystery and vigilante film. Not Bronson's best. Surprising amount of (male) nudity.
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 2009 12 Jan 21 Rated 5
Watchable but unnecessary remake of the superior 1974 version. The original has much better buildup and characters. This one seems to count on hyperkinetic editing and overacting instead.
The Inglorious Bastards 1978 10 Jan 21 Rated 6
Spaghetti war movie meets blaxploitation with a plot that's just an excuse to watch nazis get wiped out by any means possible, including by a slingshot. Ridiculous but fun. I can see why Tarantino was inspired.
The Mortuary Collection 2019 9 Jan 21 Rated 4
Beautifully filmed but this is no Tales from the Crypt. The wraparound story fares better than the actual content.
ZeroZeroZero 2020 9 Jan 21 Rated 9
One of the most solid pieces of television I've seen in a long time. The photography, the acting, the scale of the whole thing. Fantastic.
The Bone Collector 1999 6 Jan 21 Rated 4
Pretty standard serial killer drama. Maybe if it was the first one I'd ever seen it would get an extra star.
Pixie 2020 4 Jan 21 Rated 3
Derivative to an absurd level. Like a film made by an AI after watching the complete works of Guy Ritchie and a travel documentary about the west coast of Ireland.
Bucktown 1975 4 Jan 21 Rated 5
Basically a western in a blaxploitation suit, like many before it. Enjoyable nonetheless and fun to watch for the fashion and decor.


Title Author Read Rating
Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain Lisa Feldman Barrett 20 Dec 20 Rated 6
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Marshall B. Rosenberg 5 Dec 20 Rated 8
Creeping Jenny Jeff Noon 14 Nov 20 Rated 6
Your Money or Your Life Vicki Robin 31 Oct 20 Rated 6
What Can a Body Do?: How We Meet the Built World Sara Hendren 17 Oct 20 Rated 8
The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live Roman Krznaric 10 Oct 20 Rated 6
Build Your OmniFocus Workflow Rosemary Orchard 8 Oct 20 Rated 8
The Man Who Saw Everything Deborah Levy 26 Sep 20 Rated 6
Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome Will Bulsiewicz 15 Sep 20 Rated 10
In Praise of Shadows Jun'ichirĊ Tanizaki 11 Sep 20 Rated 6