is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
Back in February a friend tried to get me to go see “Get Out” with him but I demurred, not being a huge fan of horror. Instead we went to see the overrated “The Lego Batman Movie,” which I’ve since come to recognize as an embarrassing miscalculation. “Get Out,” which I finally watched in theaters in March, is the first masterpiece of this year, a triumph of social insight, Hitchcockian suspense and expertly measured comedy. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Meanwhile, I squeezed in thirteen other movies last month. Here they are:
- “Now You See Me 2” I watched the first one and figured I may as well watch the second. Life lessons.
- “Keanu” Had some really good laughs but overall kind of flimsy.
- “Prince of the City” Lumet’s superb, hard-hitting redo of the better known “Serpico
- “John Wick: Chapter 2” As good or better than the original.
- “Logan” Starts off really strong but can’t deliver on its promises.
- “Gotcha!” I was shocked how many of the moments and lines I still remembered from watching it in theaters as a kid. That said, not a good movie.
- “He Walked by Night”
- “Midnight Special”
- “Get Out”
- “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”
- “Le Deuxième Souffle”
- “The Edge of Seventeen”
- “Jane Austen’s Mafia!”
- “Everybody Wants Some!!” Genial but disappointing.
If you’re interested, here is my list of what I watched in February and in January, as well as my full list of everything I watched in 2016. You can also follow along with my film diary over at letterboxd.com.+