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  • The War

    The War

    ★★★★

    Fascinating, informative, and unbelievably horrific. Harrowing interviews and stunning footage assembled into a undeniably gripping opus of historical storytelling. 

    That said, don’t expect an objective historical overview of World War II here. As with Burns’ Vietnam War docuseries, this is an extremely American-centric view of the war that - while it doesn’t necessarily dehumanize America’s enemies, it doesn’t feel the need to include their perspectives either. The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki gets unbelievably little airtime amid such a…

  • North Face

    North Face

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    “What really takes place out there... we can only guess at.”

    Okay, everything about this was pretty over-the-top melodramatic... but FUCK! That cinematography! Those suspenseful climbing sequences! The vertigo! I feel like I’m gonna throw up!

    ...But, like, couldn’t they have lassoed him? Also I cannot believe they actually had that dumb bitch shout “hang in there!” at the end. I’m dead.

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  • Potato Dreams of America

    Potato Dreams of America

    ★★★★

    “Your grandma... she will never understand karaoke.”

    My film debut! Overjoyed to be an unnamed extra shouting “YOU’RE AN ABOMINATION” in this remarkable, empathetic, intensely personal film. Imagine the aesthetics of the most wholesome, transportive ‘90s television movie... but queer as fuck. Color television as freedom. Mother Mary discarding Baby Jesus for an American flag bikini. Renting gay VHS tapes from Scarecrow Video in a black hoodie and sunglasses. Pyramid schemes and bear arms. Taco sisterhood and Lena #1. One of the best coming out reactions ever transcribed to screen, a soaring melodramatic score, and endless karaoke. I can’t stop smiling!!!

    🥔🥔🥔

  • Tripping with Nils Frahm

    Tripping with Nils Frahm

    ★★★★

    If an annoying baby boomer relative ever whines: ‘Blah blah blah; electronic music has no artistry; it’s not real music; they’re just pressing a bunch of buttons!’ IMMEDIATELY sit them the fuck down, slip them a 1::1 CBD/THC edible, and show them this: the intersection of classical music and innovative electronica. 

    Real music. Tremendously moving and unbelievably brilliant. Worship at the church of sound. I had never heard of Nils Frahm before watching this on Mubi and I am fucking…