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  • Freda
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  • Millennium Actress

    ★★★★½

  • My Little Goat

    ★★★★½

  • Awoko 70's

    ★★★★½

  • Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War

    ★★★½

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  • Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War

    Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War

    ★★★½

    What separates third cinema from first and second cinema is its approach to form and content. The former groups are keen, if at all conscious, in preserving archaic rituals of narrative and aesthetic styles. I gravitate towards third cinema because it divorces itself from this authoritarian model of storytelling. Structure and style is at the hands of the filmmaker(s) and this fluidity is what makes this category of cinema so fluid and loose. Sad to say that Declaration of World…

  • Millennium Actress

    Millennium Actress

    ★★★★½

    love story is weak but my gosh can't dismiss this film for that
    if only writers/directors/storytellers approach narrative with as much playfulness as satoshi kon... I mourn the stories that never saw light of day for being too "werid" or "unconventional" . What joy is there to go to a movie just to see life temporally and spatially arranged precisely as it is in our everyday life? I guess that's fine for some, but every single movie though? Blahh

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  • Mad God

    Mad God

    ★★

    the obvious, what a feat that everything is stop motion! what will largely go undiscussed:

    Mad God is the quintessential apolitical film. It views life with a horrendous amount of disposability. Its loveless, unspiritual, and hellish images of war, blood, guts, mutilation, and even infant suffering are used for meaningless spectacle. As non-political apolitical art would like to present itself, its politics are precisely this absence of any care for life as embodied in this film. Apolitical art believes social…

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    i had to take my time (almost a year) to really decipher this...

    I cried several times in this one and for many reasons. I look back to the 60s, the decade my parents were born, somehow with severe revolutionary nostalgia. The world was decolonizing. Black people in the US were mobilizing in terrifyingly strong numbers. The Black Panthers were alive, theorizing, organizing. Black consciousness proved to reach heights and a level of clarity that, sadly, we haven't really reached…