#ThrowbackThursday – Machete Kills

Original US release date: October 11, 2013 Production budget: $20,000,000 Worldwide gross: $15,008,161 Robert Rodriguez's Machete (find that #ThrowbackThursday here) was one of my favorite films of 2010, so I anxiously awaited this 2013 sequel.  I remember feeling disappointed walking out of the theater upon seeing it during its opening weekend, wondering how there could be such... Continue Reading →

Review – Bad Samaritan

I went into Dean Devlin's Bad Samaritan with low expectations.  Despite starring the incredibly popular David Tennant ("Jessica Jones", "Doctor Who") there has been virtually no pre-release buzz around this film and I've gotten a vibe from the marketing that reminds me a little too much of 2016's Criminal, one of my least-favorite films of the last several... Continue Reading →

Review – Tully

I've been looking forward to Jason Reitman's Tully for a while, now.  Having directed such cult classics as Juno (that #ThrowbackThursday column is here), Young Adult, and my personal favorite Up in the Air, Reitman has a solid track record of thoughtful, relatable dramedies.  The film is also written by Diablo Cody, who wrote both the previously mentioned Juno and... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – American Psycho

Original US release date: April 14, 2000 Production budget: $7,000,000 Worldwide gross: $34,266,564 Here we have another #ThrowbackThursday film that I saw only once, shortly after its release.  This one might as well be new to me, as any significant memory of what I saw has been forced out of my brain by eighteen additional... Continue Reading →

Review – Traffik

I had intended to see Deon Taylor's Traffik on two separate previous occasions but ended up putting it off due to Infinity War fever (see that review here).  If I had forced myself to see this film when I wasn't in the mood for it, I would have gone it with an underlying and unfounded... Continue Reading →

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