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  • The Wrath of God

    The Wrath of God

    ★★★★½

    definition of yr super solid south of the border adventure movie. action, fun, heart, great pacing

  • Walkabout

    Walkabout

    ★½

    doesnt hold a candle to the naked prey. very much of the time with the the facile politics of indigenous vs. industrial society. big "crying indian" type vibe. i thought the into sequence was good tho. was obviously very ideologically motivated but with no nuance. the juxtaposition of, for example, the aboriginal kid cutting the meet with the butcher in the shop. yeah, i get it. but you have the noble message alongside gratuitous shots of aborigine tits and the…

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  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    ★★

    Too much yelling, not even anxiety inducing, because I wasn’t invested enough to be anxious. Grating sounds in place of conflict. I had an inkling before seeing this just from the safdies criterion closet video these guys are just film school rich kid shit licking connected fucks. Safdie 1: ‘Will they call this “mesmeric” if we have some retarded bleep bloop ass soundtrack?’ Safdie 2: ‘sure, let’s also be self deprecating, but ultimately perpetuate the myth of black-Jewish solidarity!’
    P.S.…

  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    ★★★★★

    Instead of the liberal apologia of the first film-emily blunt as audience surrogate/non-transparency as cardinal sin-this is a straight balls to the wall fascist worldbuilding experience of every head of the hydra of US dominance-weapons sales, int'l smuggling, total information awareness, media manipulation, interdepartmental conflicts of interest etc. Plus the flowering reactionary imaginative depiction of border crossing jihadis, shopping mall suicide bombings, latin gangs and child recruitment.. the film has more contempt for media scum and bureacrats than it does…