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  • Aquaman

    Aquaman

    ★★★★

    HIGH CAMP

  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday

    ★★★★★

    a particularly notable choice by greengrass (among many in this sobering account of the bloody sunday massacre) is to establish the “hesitant” british soldier “caught up in” the atrocity by his comrades, only, when push comes to shove, when given the chance to speak the truth, he participates in the attempted cover-up with all the rest.

    essential. very much feels inspired by battle for the algiers

  • Michael Collins

    Michael Collins

    ★★★★

    watched this more out of vague historical interest than anything else, but ended up really liking this and its explorations of revolutionary violence. some of the 90’s melodrama falls flat, but this has a propulsion, and a cyclicality to it, that i found quite engaging. kept thinking of it as a more bombastic version of soderbergh’s che duology.

  • Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots

    ★★

    mehhhhhhhhhhhh.

    havent seen this many bad beards since Gettysburg.

    pretty big wasted opportunity with a cast this great and subject matter this interesting.

  • The Stranger

    The Stranger

    ★★★★

    best part is when the nazi’s wife runs screams “HOW COULD MY HUSBAND BE A NAZI” only to run onto the porch where a cut to a wide shot reveals the house is in the southern plantation style.

    excepting, ofc, where kindler absentmindedly scribbles a swastika while on the phone planning his murders, and has to add a few lines to disguise the shape.

  • A Sense of Loss

    A Sense of Loss

    ★★★★

    excellent.

  • The Commuter

    The Commuter

    ★★★★

    this is some a+ b-movie shit

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    really feels like a fever dream, much more than 2049, which is like a lullaby.

  • Tora! Tora! Tora!

    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    ★★★★

    the japanese takeoff scene is downright masterful in capturing the delusional grandeur of the “glorious march to war.”

  • Kingdom of Heaven

    Kingdom of Heaven

    ★★★★★

    go ahead tear me to bits i love every second of this movie

  • Yojimbo

    Yojimbo

    ★★★★

    the only movie that should be allowed to be classified as a “romp”

  • Fyre Fraud

    Fyre Fraud

    ★★★

    seriously entertaining, thought not super insightful except in a cursory way. want to check out the other doc though cause this fyre and billy mcfarland thing is bonkers.