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  • Thunder Road

    Thunder Road

    “I’m sorry if I committed a hate crime against you” - actual line from the movie

  • La Flor

    La Flor

    ★★★½

    Part 1
    Prologue: Wheel Reinvented
    Episode 1: Thirstyyy
    Episode 2: No (Centurion Scorpion)
    Part 2
    Episode 3: Twinkle Twinkle Soldier Spy
    Part 3
    Episode 4: Witch’s Curse (Spider-Ant)
    Episode 5: Do A Barrel Roll
    Episode 6: Mad Mariano Blurry Road
    End Credits

    (Part 3 — Episode 4 especially — pretty rough going compared to stellar Episodes 2 & 3)

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  • The Lone Ranger

    The Lone Ranger

    ★★★★★

    A heartbreaking elegy for the ghosts of history. Elaborate, entertaining destruction of trains (the symbol of progress) by the ineffectual white hero. The person sitting in the row in front of me was wearing a stars-and-stripes hat labeled USA. The theater cleared out before Tonto's lonely end credits walk. I could feel the weight of history as tangibly as those pocket-watches. Time is annihilated before your eyes.

  • King of New York

    King of New York

    ★★★★½

    Everyone can find employment at the Plaza, if they can stomach it. The film has no illusions about what kind of person Frank is, but he's still the only one who is concerned about the future. Not his legacy but THE legacy, of humankind. Frank is the only one willing to fund the hospital. It's a telling detail that would be the event to push the vengeful cops over the edge when they see the donation on TV. "Vengeful" might…