Title Year Seen Rating
Welcome to the Dollhouse 1995 26 Sep 22 Rated 8
Darkly funny but never shies away from the cruelty and awkwardness of school years. A welcome alternative to the usual sugar-coated "best years of our lives" fare.
Nid de GuĂȘpes 2002 25 Sep 22 Rated 7
Lean and effective French action thriller. In the vein of Assault on Precinct 13 but with enough contrast to make it its own film.
Three Thousand Years of Longing 2022 24 Sep 22 Rated 8
A little sterile and uneven maybe, yet it's so inventive and charming you forget its flaws. It also teases at more but never quite gets there. I rarely say this, but this film could have done with a longer running time. Regardless, it's unique and I loved that.
Bandit 2022 23 Sep 22 Rated 6
Lighthearted and enjoyable. Predictable too, but it's engaging and the ride is fun.
The Magnificent Seven 2016 20 Sep 22 Rated 7
A pure popcorn remake. Lacks the depth of the original(s) but it's action-packed and keeps you entertained all the way through.
Tiny: The Life of Erin Blackwell 2016 18 Sep 22 Rated 5
A somewhat interesting but unsurprising follow-up to Streetwise. Very straightforward compared to the original, and bordering on poverty porn at times.
Russian Ark 2002 18 Sep 22 Rated 6
Visually stunning. The sound, on the other hand, is quite muddy. As it's all shot in a single take, I can understand why, but it did have me struggling at times. This is more theme-park ride than story so there's not much of a plot, but I still had the feeling I was missing a lot due to the sparse subtitles. It's a great way to see the hermitage museum though.
Confess, Fletch 2022 16 Sep 22 Rated 4
Mildly entertaining. Just floats along aimlessly without any stakes.
Emily the Criminal 2022 14 Sep 22 Rated 6
Feels like someone trying to make an American interpretation of a Dardenne brothers film but missing out on the depth and sharpness. It's all very superficial in its criticism of capitalism. Regardless, Aubrey Plaza shines and holds the whole thing up pretty much on her own.
Les Lyonnais 2011 12 Sep 22 Rated 6
Nothing new. An above average aging gangsters tale. The actors are good, the storytelling is efficient. It keeps you interested.


Title Author Read Rating
Having and Being Had Eula Biss 24 Sep 22 Rated 6
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement Eliyahu M. Goldratt 22 Sep 22 Rated 8
Parable of the Sower Octavia E. Butler 17 Sep 22 Rated 8
Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It Derrick Jensen 6 Sep 22 Rated 8
We Are Legion (We Are Bob) Dennis E. Taylor 29 Aug 22 Rated 6
Foundations of Health: Harnessing the Restorative Power of Movement, Heat, Breath, and the Endocannabinoid System to Heal Pain and Actively Adapt for a Healthy Life Eric Goodman 26 Aug 22 Rated 4
Everyday Sexism Laura Bates 25 Aug 22 Rated 8
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer Elizabeth Blackburn 23 Aug 22 Rated 4
The Contortionist's Handbook Craig Clevenger 18 Aug 22 Rated 8
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck 11 Aug 22 Rated 8