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  • Harakiri
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Handmaiden
  • Amadeus

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  • Red Rocket

    ★★★★½

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★★

  • No Time to Die

    ★★½

  • Hilda and the Mountain King

    ★★★★

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★½

    Adam McKay has made yet another smug, condescending, pointlessly star studded, piss poor attempt at satire made especially for people only very slightly more informed than your average doomer who reads a few headlines everyday and then wails about how people are too busy staring at their phones and caring about celebrity breakups to think about the “real” issues.

    And that’s exactly where Don’t Look Up laser focuses the bulk of its vapid criticisms, at the uninformed masses spending too…

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    One of my friends recently “liked” a short paragraph review I had written about 7 years ago of Do the Right Thing. I had forgotten and was surprised I had written that review just because of where I was politically when I had seen this film for the first time. And at the time I posted that review, there was no way I could have possibly grasped that I had just witnessed the most important, most pivotal to my entire…

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    A brief list of movies that were not nominated for best film in 1956:
    The Searchers, Early Spring, The Killing, A Man Escaped, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Aparajito, Street of Shame, The Wrong Man, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    A brief list of movies that were nominated in 1956, but didn't win:
    Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I, The Ten Commandments.

    Academy, what the hell were you thinking?

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★★★

    I think there was a bit of a missed opportunity to further explore how the prison industrial complex is given a free pass to extract often life threatening labor out of prisoners because of the way we culturally dehumanize prisoners. You know, the way we recruit prisoners in the state of California to fight wildfires, while paying them a dollar a day to do it, but there’s no public outcry because as a whole nobody gives a shit about the…