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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Parasite
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Only Yesterday

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  • 9to5: The Story of a Movement

    ★★★½

  • Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★

  • Sorry to Bother You

    ★★

  • Blue Bayou

    ★★★½

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  • 9to5: The Story of a Movement

    9to5: The Story of a Movement

    ★★★½

    Great short documentary on the women’s labor movement in the US with its challenges and successes. I’m always looking at labor issues from a Marxist perspective and I really liked how the organizers evolved their politics to demand better conditions from employers. The women’s liberation movement is tied to class struggle and I was really forced to think about how difficult it was to organize when dealing with major racism among white working women against their black comrades. And doubly…

  • Pieces of a Woman

    Pieces of a Woman

    ★★★

    This movie gets an amazing first long scene, shot continuously, of going through labor. It’s amazingly well acted and incredibly intimate. If you’ve ever witnessed it yourself it’s very accurate on what a woman might experience. For movies sake the timetable is sped up considerably so that dilation, and pushing happen in minutes rather than hours. I won’t lie, the ending of that scene where you think the baby is going to be ok but doesn’t get enough air and…

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  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit mother of uncomfortable family get-togethers. Just the most diabolical, personal nightmare for those of my generation, whether you’re a Jew or not. I couldn’t stop my terrified laughter throughout the entire run. 

    There is just one heightened horror after another as Danielle fights to keep her sanity amidst an overbearing mother, a clueless, well-meaning father, and every invasively-questioning relative you all know and fear. 

    I had to check the time after 30 minutes because I believed Danielle’s hell…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★

    Human talk, I sleep
    Monke hit lizard, real shit