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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★½

    This movie is moreso a COVID movie than anything else, isn't it. Long were the days where we can just get a van, go wherever we want, connect with strangers and embrace your life, a lifestyle, and yourself.

    We be the bitches of the badlands.

    Cinematographer Joshua James Richards has a special talent with the camera. The lighting and camera movement reminds me a lot of Emmanuel Lubezki. It's not an imitation of Lubezki either, just a good person to…

  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★½

    SPIKE LEE
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    Spike Lee is a director I had rarely seen before this year. But he has been one of the most prolific filmmakers in the last 30 years. With Da 5 Bloods releasing on Netflix earlier this year, I decided I wanted to visit Spike to truly see the filmmaker he is, and what made him one of the most prolific and memorable craftsmen of his time. Let me tell you, he has earned it.

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  • Da 5 Bloods

    Da 5 Bloods

    ★★★★★

    Corona SZN #94

    There is a deep political subtext in this movie as it pertains to the Paul character (played by the wonderful Delroy Lindo), the Vietnamese perspective of the war, the Norman character (played by a great Chadwick Boseman), and the archival footage dispersed throughout this film. What I want to talk about is the frequent use of Marvin Gaye's songs from his album What's Going On.

    We don't need to escalate
    You see, war is not the answer…

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    Corona SZN #117

    In celebration of Pride Month, I just want to post about the Wachowskis, as I feel their story is important. I don't know any other trans directors, but I'd like to know more. After revisiting this, it is clear to me that we need more diverse directors (race, sexuality, gender, etc.... not that it wasn't clear before). Yes, we have started to see more women and more minorities in the last 4 years. But we need more…