January: An Exhaustive Report

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    Hello there! Quite a month it’s been, no? January was a little light on movie reviews due to a perfect storm of factors:

    – More movies than usual opened without being screened for critics.
    – More of my weekends than usual (when I would usually catch up with those unscreened movies) were occupied by other responsibilities.
    – Sundance. It always gets in the way, but this year it felt especially disruptive to the normal flow of things.
    – I helped launch a new movie website (more below).

    For your convenience, here’s what I did review in January:

    New movies:
    The Bye Bye Man
    I Am Michael
    Split
    Underworld: Blood Wars
    (What I missed: Sleepless, Monster Trucks, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, A Dog’s Purpose)

    December releases expanding nationwide:
    Hidden Figures
    Patriots Day
    Silence
    Toni Erdmann
    (What I missed: The Founder, Live by Night, Gold)

    Sundance:
    Call Me by Your Name
    Get Out
    I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
    XX
    Diary part 1
    Diary part 2

    In other news, Crooked Scoreboard, a sports-and-culture site, is expanding to be an everything-and-culture site, and they recruited me to be the movie editor. I’ll be writing some pieces, too. We’re starting small (it’s a part-time gig), trying to build up a stable of good writers. (If you’re a freelancer and want our guidelines, email me: eric at ericdsnider etc.) Feel free to peruse our latest offerings and share them with friends or enemies.

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