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  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

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    was gonna write something smart about how this movie helped me realize i had misinterpreted Freud’s formulation of death drive but instead i will simply say this is the first really good one in the series

  • Umbrellas

    Umbrellas

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    damn incredibly dark turn in the last ~10 minutes. Probably the biggest budget (both the film and the art project), but also maybe Christo’s least striking work. still, cool to see all of the industrial / construction workers being presented as artists

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  • Hamilton

    Hamilton

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    When tickets are selling for upwards of $700, you have to know your audience. Lin Manuel Miranda did. His decision to smooth over the slavery issue is a fascinating one for a number of reasons, most notably that he claims the musical is based on Chernow's (a conservative historian who leans heavily on the "great men of history" angle) book, "Hamilton", in which even Chernow concedes that it is likely Hamilton owned at least two house slaves. It seems trite…

  • Barton Fink

    Barton Fink

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    alright i get it, Italians can play Jews. but when am i gonna be allowed to play an Italian man? when am i gonna get to play a tony soprano type? sure, let Pacino play Shylock, who cares. all i’m saying is it’s time for a little payback. let Jerry Seinfeld star in the next Scorsese flick