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  • The Warped Ones
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Long Goodbye
  • The River

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  • Nanny

    ★★★½

  • The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★★

  • Come and See

    ★★★★★

  • The River

    ★★★★★

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  • Nanny

    Nanny

    ★★★½

    Most of Manhattan’s strollers run on Aisha-power: women of color nannying (read: raising) wealthy white children for parents too busy, too uninterested—or a little of both. In Jusu’s Senegalese-Manhattan parable of death love and rebirth, Anna Diop’s understated ranging performance is that of a mother possessed. By love of her son, her own self worth and ancient spirits. The parents, like Annasi, make your skin crawl when they touch Aisha. Malik and grandma, life preserves. While we’re only told about…

  • The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    ★★★★★

    Altman cuts Chandler and Marlowe out of gumshoe 50s noir into sun soaked 70s haze. Finding them each death, driven crashing into black waves of madness and the right end of a gun in the sun. Neither can live with the truth: that he knows it, that he doesn’t. Nor as they are. Chandler’s history is immutable. But Marlowe can move forward. Altman shows us, jump cutting Marlowe into the 70s. Exploration of writer and character in tbe present. Beautiful reimagining, Kaufman must’ve watched for Adaptation.

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  • Don't Look Up

    Don't Look Up

    ★★★

    As an apocalypse movie, it’s 2012 in 2021 (complete with Woddy Harrelson shamanic guy who’s on the mountain with fire raining down around him and kinda pumped about it) which means Im kinda pumped about it cause apocalypse movies are my shitty sweet tooth. 

    As a star studded mega budget political satire of how bought and paid for one side is while the other side is ‘just trying’ it’s the movie version of Gal Gadot singing Imagine.

    Extra star for Cate Blanchette. Between this and Galadriel, she’s Christmas Queen.

  • As Tears Go By

    As Tears Go By

    ★★★★½

    Still great