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  • The Old Man & the Gun

    The Old Man & the Gun

    The tone and composition of these images is flawless (not surprising from Lowery), but the writing and editing and sound designs are inexplicable, and distracting (again, not surprising, I suppose, from Lowery). Redford really is charming tho.

  • Generation Wealth

    Generation Wealth

    Generation Wealth, or, Wealth is a Disease, or, the Love Money Really is the Root of All Kinds of Evil, You Fool’s

    Where’s my near-obsessive documentary about the psychology of people who are drawn to near-obsessive psychologizing of the wealthy, carried out under the pretense that they’re, that is, the wealthy are, some sort of secret window into the neuroses of the culture at large?
    Oh, it’s here too, if not in a the way it’s intended.

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  • The Young Karl Marx

    The Young Karl Marx

    ★★★½

    Nothing revolutionary about the form or craft, but watching this in witty, politically informed company made it a v. fun experience. A whole bouquet of quotes I want to add to my regular lexicon. 

    “I only care about two things: that my work would have an effect, and exposing the despotism of the Prussian czar.”


    “I’m so sick of these Young Hegelians.”


    “You’ve singlehandedly put Hegelian Dialectic back on its feet!”

  • Rushmore

    Rushmore

    ★★★★

    “I saved Latin, what did you ever do?”


    “My top schools where I want to apply to are Oxford and the Sorbonne. My safety's Harvard.”


    Man, this movie was slightly more significant to my high school psyche than I’d remembered. It still makes me sad, but also contains new delights.