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  • Frances Ha

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  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

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  • Oldboy

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  • Jackass 3.5

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  • Jingle All the Way

    Jingle All the Way

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    A genius critique on how United States capitalism can drive even the most stable individuals to madness.

    There's an extremely telling portion in which Sinbad (in his most encapsulating performance to date) manipulates our working class protagonist into associating the mental and financial health of his son with whether or not he receives the Turbo Man action figure that he's trying to obtain. This eventually leads him in a bid of desperation to break into his neighbor's house and steal…

  • Cool Cat Kids Superhero

    Cool Cat Kids Superhero

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    masterfully constructed and thoroughly compelling genre piece (effortlessly transitioning between familial drama, heist movie, satirical farce, subterranean horror) about the perverse and mutating symbiotic relationship of increasingly unequal, transactional class relationships, and who can and can't afford to be oblivious about the severe, violent material/psychic toll of capitalist accumulation. ("they say a ghost in the house brings wealth.") i think i ultimately admired this more than i felt it, it's clever and manufactured in a way that feels shiny and…

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