im at the movies constantly. i try to watch at least one movie a week, be it in the theatre or not.
Kong: Skull Island really impressed me. i had super low expectations for that and its a real fun monster movie. the after credits stinger is easily the best part. im excited about what is to come.
John Wick Chapter 2 was a lot of fun, and had some absolutely stellar action sequences, but overall was probably a weaker film than the first one.
Logan was pretty decent. i dont think it really measures up to the movies that have clearly inspired it (Children of Men for example) but its definitely my favorite X-Men movie, and it's success (along with that of Deadpool) will hopefully show people like Disney and WB that theres an appetite for less traditional superhero stories in the movies.
Get Out is one of the best movies ive seen in years. its an extremely tight thriller on top of being sharp and prescient satire. the less you know about it going in the better, but you really have to see it. this film or its director Jordan Peele hopefully find recognition when oscar season rolls around again.
The Handmaiden is tied with The Wailing as my favorite film of last year. Park Chan-Wook is one of my favorite directors and this movie is easily one of his best. like Get Out, the less you know going in the better.
The Wailing is 2016s best horror film. Na Hong-Jin's ghost story is about a dumpy cop in a small village plagued my a recent rash of mysterious deaths. it can be at times hilarious and deeply unsettling, often moving between the two with suprising ease. this film is riveting. i was constantly on edge for the entire (considerable) running time. i cannot possibly recommend this highly enough. please, please see this.