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  • Dawn of the Dead
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • City of the Living Dead

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  • The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee

    ★★★

  • Encanto

    ★★★½

  • Eternals

    ★★★

  • Fascism on a Thread: The Strange Story of Nazisploitation Cinema

    ★★★

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  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★½

    Gorgeous, sweet, funny, and a clever use of formula that changes things up without stopping to go "hey, yo, check it out, we're being sub-ver-sive." I'm always impressed when a fantasy story manages to have conflict without a villain, so, I guess in that way, this is the Star Trek 4 of Disney princess movies. I think it might also be a better mental health parable for kids than Inside Out.

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    It's as if they had the ingredients here for something really good, but they overthought it in editing, so it ended up choppy (narratively and within the confines of a single scene) and kind of tedious. There's plenty to like, and it's kinda too bad that it wasn't a hit, because maybe Marvel would've taken similar chances in the future.

    Again, I am annoyed by the darkness of the photography. I don't understand putting effort into production design if you…

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  • The Crime of the Century

    The Crime of the Century

    ★★★½

    Stylishly edited with hip music and video effects, but good because it's a solid, straight-forward chronology of the opioid crisis. What's particularly impressive here is that it somehow made me more furious about the current situation without giving me a lot new information, just more specific information.

    The clips from Perdue sales video where white people sing/rap parodies of popular black music is some jaw dropping shit.

    Anyway, we should probably arrest all of these people, redistribute their wealth, burn all of their beloved belongings in front of them, and stick them a brutal labor camp for the rest of their lives.

  • LuLaRich

    LuLaRich

    ★★★

    I find comfort in the patterns of pyramid scheme/MLM and other scam documentaries. There's an ebb and flow to them. Like water washing up on polished rocks and the sound of one hand clapping.