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  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • Meantime
  • Memoria

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  • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

    ★★★★★

  • Funny Pages

    ★★★½

  • Me and My Gal

    ★★★★★

  • Decision to Leave

    ★★★

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  • Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

    Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

    ★★★★★

    sometimes I think about the construction of things, about the way the body had to be to coax the cultural object into being. anyway, I think this one was made by people standing shoulder to shoulder, hands aloft and maybe even touching. and they watched their half-reflection on a little monitor and they saw each other, singing.

  • Funny Pages

    Funny Pages

    ★★★½

    permanent ink/ leaves a mark

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  • The Banshees of Inisherin

    The Banshees of Inisherin

    ★★

    I think by the fifth mention of the 'conflict on the mainland', we're really supposed to understand the central relationship's malfunction as figuratively indicative of the split between Free-State IRA fighters and the pro-treaty provisional government. such a metaphorical equivocation isn't exactly undue—the perpetuating doom loop that the end beach shot gestures towards is a reasonable reaction to the state of independence/ liberty in Ireland. but McDonagh's sense of political (let alone revolutionary) struggle is so fucked—The Lieutenant of Inishmore

  • X

    X

    couldn't stop thinking of the Jackass sketch of Spike Jonze in the old lady drag and that pendulous prosthetic breast. that sketch was, if puerilely, actually actively confronting spectators' fears of older bodies in direct acknowledgement of them as bodies nonetheless (and therefore, equally deserving of our time and treatment and care and laughter.) we can't snicker without watching the civilians in frame recoil, either outright shirking from Jonze's visage or realizing in real-time they are not equipped to grapple…