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  • Manderlay

    Manderlay

    ½

    I cannot sanction this buffoonery

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

    "Neoliberalism generates a condition of politics absent the democratic institutions that would support a democratic public and all that such a public represents at its best: informed passion, respectful deliberation, aspirational sovereignty, sharp containment of powers that would overrule or undermine it.”
    - Wendy Brown, Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution

    "I don’t think we are particularly evil, and we don’t choose sides. We try to stop both of you. If there is one of you, the opposite of you…

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  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

    The Village updated for the age of the digital. A scathing critique of the control mechanisms employed by an authoritarian society to force its citizens into a state of complacency, wilful ignorance and acquiesce that renders them unable to even see themselves as prisoners. And, like The Village, it ends on a genuinely powerful note of hope in the form of the emancipatory potential of techno-progressivism

  • Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo

    Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo

    ½

    Some balls on Abdellatif Kechiche shooting a 4-hour feature on the ass-cam Brian De Palma pioneered in PASSION