a movie’s only as good as how communist the director is
there's so much to be said about the commentary on capitalism, how its bleak griminess is vividly portrayed in sticky hot neon lights and rainy streets and overwhelming synths... but i just have my breath stolen away from the true heart of the film, in the quiet moments with frank and jessie. the whirlwind love into domesticity, the promise of trust and commitment above all else, the simple ask of a leap of faith in a mess of systems that try to beat any sense of hope out of you. so beautiful.
“vengeance can’t change the past, mine or anyone else’s.”
as a longtime batman fan (of him, his supporting cast, his fuller mythos), this is a complete dream. you watch every second knowing that it was a full-fledged labor of love. the perfect balm for batman in the context of our society, reminds audiences once again of his place as a manifestation of the best of humanity.
the only word i can use to describe how i feel towards this film,…
The downfall of Crazy Rich Asians being one of the first contemporary entries in representing Asians is that it entails a lot of pressure and critical eyes. There's been a lot of conversation within the community since the film was announced. A lot of issues surrounded the depth of the source novel’s representation of Asians and Asian-Americans, its glaring overlook of class issues and colonial history in Singapore, the perpetuation of the wealthy Asian stereotype, and more. A whole lot…