cahiers du tuscaloosa

as mentioned in a several years stale post i try my best to keep a record of every movie i watch in a theater. i do not know why i feel compelled to do this but i’m doing it, so that’s a kind of default explanation. unless otherwise stated all movies i saw in 2018 were at the janky cobb multiplex in tuscaloosa.

    • 01/22/18 Den of Thieves (feel I should say a word in my own defense here; you’ll notice maybe starting with Den of Thieves that my movie attendance suddenly got less discriminating. the fault lies not with me but with my decision to get MoviePass)
    • 01/24/18 Darkest Hour
    • 01/26/18 The Shape of Water
    • 01/31/18 Phantom Thread (Carmike Lee Branch somewhere in the outer darkness of BHM)
    • 02/06/18 Coco still the best movie i have seen in 2018
    • 02/07/18 Hostiles sort of good but possibly also sort of bad
    • 02/10/18 The Post bourgeois bedtime story / elegantly arranged bullshit
    • 02/16/18 Black Panther
    • 03/03/18 Game Night
    • 04/13/18 A Quiet Place why would you get pregnant again after the rise of the murder aliens whose heads are a giant ear, Jim from the Office?
    • 04/14/18 Isle of Dogs
    • 05/04/18 Avengers blah blah Infinity War inert technological wank
    • 05/15/18 Zama (Harris Theater, Pittsburgh PA)
    • 05/25/18 Solo: A Star Wars Story (Stadium 10, Durham NC)
    • 06/02/18 Upgrade the blade runner ass mark zuckerberg epigone who plays with hologram weather. also the guy who sneezes nano weapons
    • 06/12/18 Victoria & Abdul (Bama Theatre) excruciating and problematic, not in the same way at the same time. for garrison keillor fans except swap in racism for sex pesting
    • 06/23/18 Superfly  An earnest and legitimate B-movie which offered some extreme pleasures and much more tedium; all of the best parts involve the bad guy gang named SNOW PATROL and the very best parts involve the leader of SNOW PATROL crashing his lambo into a confederate monument and dying in the ensuing fireball, don’t worry, it’s not really the kind of thing you can spoil
    • 07/03/18 Sicario 2 Day of the Soldado  I don’t know why they didn’t stick with either spanish or english entirely for the subtitle. This movie is a vaguely reality flavored neo western about tuff stuff but benicio del toro’s persistence as a guy who does not actually try to act but it someone become acting through an alchemy of expectations and circumstance … i don’t know where this is going but i’m ok with it
    • 07/19/18 Sorry to Bother You
    • 07/29/18 Mission Impossible Part 6
    • 08/11/18 BlacKkKlansman 
    • 08/16/18 The Meg (pretty sure this screenplay had no words with more than two syllables)
    • 08/26/18 Crazy Rich Asians (they didn’t seem that crazy)
    • 09/19/18 White Boy Rick (I didn’t actually see this movie, I was trying to go see something else with people and it was sold out; it’s a couple minutes shorter walk to leave the back way so i just bought a moviepass ticket to White Boy Rick to save myself the schlep, as it was a warm evening)
    • 10/06/18 Sisters Brothers @ Tara 4 in Atlanta, GA (some kind of thunderstorms clearly forming in my brain in this late summer season – I drove from Tuscaloosa to Atlanta on a Saturday for no apparent reason other than to see this movie – I also drove up Mt Cheaha to Alabama’s highest elevation, then got lost somewhere south of Talladega? then ate ramen in ATL, walked around the block twice, saw this and drove the three hours back to Tuscaloosa. movie was pretty good? not three hours drive good. hilariously it played in tuscaloosa a couple weeks later)
    • 10/23/18 Halloween
    • 10/27/18 Hunter Killer Gerard Butler patronus of MoviePass
    • 11/06/18 Mid90s – not as good as Minding the Gap
    • 11/23/18 Widows I saw this with my mom!
    • 12/24/18 The Favourite @ The Belcourt in Nashville TN. Prelude to the great xmas airbnb debacle of 2018 in which i wound up sleeping in my car on xmas eve. memories
    • 12/27/18 They Shall Not Grow Old @ Southpark Mall in Strongsville OH
    • 01/10/19 Bumblebee
    • 01/15/19 If Beale Street Could Talk
    • 01/29/19 Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (on the leaderboard for 2019 best movie)
    • 03/19/19 Captain Marvel  trash
    • 03/29/19 Us (see Spiderman: Into…)

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