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  • Sparrow

    Sparrow

    ephemeral dance between masculine and feminine energies. a tad too slight and minimalist even by johnnie to standards, where the cool breezy attitude comes off as affected rather than compelling, but there's still many lazy pleasures to be found here, mostly in the first half that stubbornly refuses to be contained by plot or dialogue and instead bounces from one whimsical scene to the next

  • Terror of Mechagodzilla

    Terror of Mechagodzilla

    the last fairy tale godzilla film. science perverted past all nobility, a madman's daughter kept alive and imprisoned by integration with the immoral kaiju themselves as a cyborg commandant. godzilla constantly emerges seemingly from nowhere, a spiritual manifestation of nature itself; mechagodzilla as an apocalyptic herald of the future, seeking to wipe away japanese history and establish a parasitic economic homogeneity. the final fight is a 20 minute symphony of flame, earth and wind, with godzilla slowly receding into the…

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    real life abbie hoffman:
    "you are talking to a leftist. i believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. i believe in universal hospital care for everyone. i believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. and i believe that we should not have a CIA that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here…

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    every single year we arrive at the shallow end of the filmmaking pool known as awards season, and every single year there's a movie (or several) exactly like nomadland. a touristic faux-docudrama vehicle for the most banal form of misery porn, presenting itself with all the deliberately-adorned signifiers of 'authenticity' and 'deeply-felt emotion' that endear this insidious genre of film to a dishwater-dull critical audience desperate to see any portrait of society that vaguely acknowledges that weird and esoteric concept…