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  • To the Ends of the Earth

    To the Ends of the Earth

    ★★★

    Hipsters should tone down the Kiyoshi Kurosawa idolatry a few notches. There's really not much there.

  • Secret Society of Second Born Royals

    Secret Society of Second Born Royals

    This is the movie my son picked today. The villain here is a guy who wants to abolish the monarchy and establish democracy. The good guys are a group of enlightened and diverse royals who believe in “gradual change”. The royals fight criminal gangs that rob jewels to do evil stuff like “acquire weapons of mass destruction” and “finance coups”. A depressingly conventional movie that aims to instill the belief that anyone who desires radical change is dangerous, nay insane and evil. Feels like it was written by Biden staff in their spare time.

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  • Cars 3

    Cars 3

    I'm going to commemorate this movie with a short review, because this was the first time I take my son to the movies. We actually almost never made it past the arcade and crane claw machines at the entrance, but we eventually moved on. As the interminable stream of trailers, ads and 'featurettes' rolled on, he got frustrated and asked for the remote control, so he could fast forward through this nonsense, as he does at home. I explained there…

  • The Wind Will Carry Us

    The Wind Will Carry Us

    ★★★★★

    City prick goes to a remote village to shoot a funeral, flirts with a peasant, rides a motorcycle in a field of wheat. The bottomless beauty of the cosmos.