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  • Dragon Inn

    Dragon Inn

    ★★★★

    I've heard that movies by director King Hu can be a slow burn, but that must refer to other works in his oeuvre because this one fucking kicks.

    Is Chu Huei (Polly Shang-Kuan Ling-Feng) a great character, or what? Naturally accepted as an equal among her male counterparts, she's smart, funny, loves her brother, and an excellent fighter. All without telegraphing to the back row that she's a strong female character. She's never an object of romance, and she has…

  • The Outlaw Josey Wales

    The Outlaw Josey Wales

    I liked the ensemble cast, but this could have used a tighter script. Its a criticism of many Eastwood directed flicks. Maybe I just wasn't paying close enough attention? The action was great.

    Interesting to see the depiction of Native Americans. Undoubtably better than earlier, John Ford style westerns, and also undoubtably not up to today's standards.

    Clint Eastwood has really nice hair?

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  • A Night at the Garden

    A Night at the Garden

    ★★★★½

    CW: Nazis, racism, white confession/soul-searching

    Watch it here

    I am white. I live in the United States. I am 28 years old. I do not like to think of myself as a racist.

    For a long time, I believed that racism was a fairly limited problem. A thin smattering of loony individuals hidden among the fringes of a few (exclusively southern) states. There might be faux-pas or hot-headed remarks from otherwise decent white people but bonafide racism, I thought, was…

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★½

    I can't even talk about this coherently because I loved it so much. It was incredible. It hit me on so many levels.

    Also, okay, the way they handle the message about "cops are good" and "people who don't like cops are bad" wasn't great. But everything around that fact is still incredible, and makes up for it?

    Jesus, those colors.

    I want to hug and kiss every single Spider-Man/Woman.

    P.S. I love that we start in the same continuity…