The Doll: This was another random Amazon Video discovery. This is a horror movie... from Mongolia. The story is total The Monkey's Paw and I can say the movie is average. There was a great (and bloody) moment where a real awful guy becomes possessed and self-harms himself to a greatly absurd degree.
The Villainess: I wish I could have loved this recent Korean film like many do... but I did not like the story or the GoPro-like way the action scenes were filmed, as I thought it ruined the action scenes.
Predators: I disliked this as much as the first viewing 7 summers ago. The movie is a crappy version of Predator.
Serpico: I was happy to watch this very good film again once it came on Amazon Prime. Pacino was so great in the title role.
The Maltese Falcon: This is the 1931 version. Yes, there were actually TWO previous takes before the famous one. This was fine but as it is pretty similar to '41, the comparison is easy and '41 is a classic.
The Postman Always Rings Twice: This is the original. A pretty good noir with some nice twists & turns.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: I have been a fan of the franchise since I was a kid and except for the prequels, I rate the films quite highly... maybe too highly at times but I look at it quite fondly. Well, I can only rate TLJ as average. I had many problems with the story but what turned me off the most was how they tried to make it as joke-filled as Guardians of the Galaxy and it just did not work and was not needed at all. A shame as there were some strong moments.
Real Life: This is the 1979 Albert Brooks film which is a mockumentary of reality TV years before reality TV became a thing. As I loathe reality TV with a burning passion, that being skewered would of course be favorable to me. It's much funnier than TLJ.
Two Seconds: This is a 1932 Edward G. Robinson story where we find out why he is executed in the electric chair and OF COURSE it's a woman's fault. Pretty over the top and melodramatic and yet I can say it's fine. Robinson and Vivienne Osborne (as the evil woman) are big reasons why.
Silent Night, Deadly Night III: Better Watch Out!: What a preposterous and goofy horror film, where the killer is Bill Moseley wearing an elecric salad bowl over his head as it covers his otherwise-exposed brain and the lead girl is psychic. I at least can say it's average.
Color of Night: I saw the 140 minute Director's Cut of this nonsense. This erotic thriller isn't technically good yet it's hilarious due to all the over the top moments and overacting going on.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas: I saw this while on Christmas vacation at a sister's house. My twin nephews watched this and it was as much a first time watch for them as it was for me. What a garish film that just wasn't right and had too many Uncanny Valley/nightmare fuel moments. No wonder I hadn't watched it before; my preconceived notions were right.
Taxi: This is the French movie and not the apparently atrocious American remake. I'll say this was fine. The movie is dumb as shit yet there were entertaining moments and nice action scenes.
Fantasia: This will be off of Netflix Instant in a few days so it was time to see this again (after many years). While I understand the criticisms and there are naturally uneven moments, overall it is great and I am glad such an experiment to create something highbrow was attempted.
What Have They Done to Your Daughters?: This is a giallo/poliziotteschi hybrid I decided to watch again (the first time was a few years ago) for the purpose of a better Letterboxd review. Pretty good, and also pretty sleazy; it's about a prostitution ring filled with teenaged girls, after all.
I always enjoy participating in this thread and I am glad there will be one for 2018.