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Title Year Seen Rating
Vampire's Kiss 1988 22 Jan 20 Rated 6
This is a bad film but Cage is so absolutely bonkers in here that it elevates the whole thing.
L'Argent 1983 18 Jan 20 Rated 8
The glorification of money and its consequences stripped bare and acted out by monotone androids. Horribly effective.
Terminator: Dark Fate 2019 15 Jan 20 Rated 6
Competent. Watchable. Wasn't bored. I've run out of nice things to say.
Flashpoint 1984 13 Jan 20 Rated 7
Slow builder that was way better than I expected. Really takes off in the second act. Extra star for the Tangerine Dream score.
Unstoppable 2010 12 Jan 20 Rated 7
That's how you make a runaway train movie. No conspiracies, no hidden bombs, just pure classic tension from a simple premise.
This Is England 2006 11 Jan 20 Rated 9
Difficult to imagine a more brutal end to childhood. Amazing performances and remarkably realistic recreation of '80s England. Brought back memories of charging gangs of skinheads that left quite a mark on me as a child.
Fast Color 2018 10 Jan 20 Rated 7
The concept, acting and world-building are truly great. The issues it deals with, on the other hand, are never fully tackled and everything is packaged up a little too cleanly at the end. Would still recommend it though.
Thunder Road 2018 7 Jan 20 Rated 4
This film is well-intentioned but just feels forced.
Death by Death 2016 4 Jan 20 Rated 6
As Belgian and surrealist as they come. Has some really great moments but feels like it would have worked better as a short (which it originally was).
Parasite 2019 31 Dec 19 Rated 10
Went in blind and didn't regret it. An impressive juggling act that managed to surprise me multiple times, that's a rare thing these days. Near perfect.

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Title Author Read Rating
Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design Kat Holmes 23 Jan 20 Rated 8
The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety Alan W. Watts 24 Dec 19 Rated 8
Permanent Record Edward Snowden 28 Nov 19 Rated 10
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism Ian Bremmer 19 Nov 19 Rated 4
The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning Jeremy Lent 14 Nov 19 Rated 10
The Windup Girl Paolo Bacigalupi 13 Nov 19 Rated 8
The Mind is Flat: The Illusion of Mental Depth and The Improvised Mind Nick Chater 6 Nov 19 Rated 4
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life Ed Yong 9 Oct 19 Rated 8
The People in the Trees Hanya Yanagihara 3 Sep 19 Rated 10
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World Peter Wohlleben 12 Aug 19 Rated 8