watched at my friend maddy's in san diego before visiting the del coronado ~featured in this film~
(hi maddy!! i hope you see this on your letterboxd)
save for a few truly egregious music cues this movie is perfect and i want to spawn offspring exclusively so i can share its cinematic and literary genius with them.
the plot rules, there are great female and POC characters, it honesty feels like it could have been directed by jonathan demme. gotta love them holes!!!!!!
didn't record a lot of movies I watched on letterboxd in the month of june. the ability to sit and spend massive amounts of time thinking through and writing critically about films for recreation is a luxury that feels a little silly when i type it out.
thinking about taking a month away from indulging in privileged hobbies makes me feel like "why is it ok that you're going back now?"
nothing is better really than it was beforegeorge floyd…
harriet tubman gets action the hero treatment she rightly deserves. its fun to think of this film as an old west style shoot out. i think a big part of the reason we dont appreciate history is because it's intentionally sold to us in a way that is a boring and inaccurate reflection of the utter balls to the wall valor of people like harriet tubman. she's an incredible human being and i don't know if we can show this movie to kids, but we should show it to kids!
interesting stop motion film depicting the belgian occupation of the congo during the time of king leopold. definitely a stark tension between the infantilized nature of stop motion and the brutality of the events, but i would have liked to see more stories about the people of the congo rather than colonizers. though the depictions of the often bumbling nature of the oppressors have a sense of gratification (the same way one enjoys a watching a cop pratfall) it feels…