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  • Uncut Gems
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Whiplash
  • Jennifer's Body

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★★½

  • Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History

    ★★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

  • The Northman

    ★★★★

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    Even better second time around - I'm so happy I noticed more of the facial expressions and visual gags this time around. I give watching this with Mollusk five stars. The Liar Revealed thing make sense, and the memes feel like defense mechanisms for the serious moments - one of the flaws is "makes goofy videos because she's afraid if she tried really hard to make something good she'll fail" and in a way it's almost like a deconstruction of…

  • Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History

    Disney's FastPass: A Complicated History

    I watched this a while ago but Perjurer doing Jon Bois is just a brilliant idea already, and the documentary delivers on that promise while retaining Defunctland’s lack of pretension.

    The fun thing about this video is that even though the video is self-aware (PART SEVEN: CLASS WARFARE), all the larger themes, up to and including said warfare, arise organically from the history of Disney’s queuing system. That Shapeland twist works so well because, per the Defunctland account on Twitter,

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    I already wrote a brief review, I just wanted to make a separate post as a filmgoer especially sensitive to light and sound.

    There is one moment an hour and a half in with 20 seconds of sustained flashing lights and screeching music - if you're seeing it and you're sensitive to this sort of thing, close your eyes when Evelyn is holding a baseball bat, and especially when she starts screaming.

    If I was younger and saw that scene,…

  • 3 Women

    3 Women

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

    I once saw someone tweet something along the lines of "Persona feels like it hates me" and 3 Women is its opposite. This is a movie compassionate towards its characters and even its audience, for the most part.

    I have a fraternal twin brother and a younger brother; I've spent my life referred to as "the boys." So much of my life is about breaking out of that mold, maybe by transition, maybe by melding myself to someone else, maybe…