dumb but fun way to not watch the Oscar’s. went oo and aa at all the twists.
Magic Mike's Last Dance 2023
Last Dance evinces little interest in what our drastically changed sex industry means for strippers like Mike. Tatum can market himself as a figurehead for a mainstream, sex-work-adjacent live show in part because he is now, primarily, a movie star in the public consciousness. The character of Mike, on the other hand, is a nobody in a foreign country, disconnected from his own community. Yet sex workers are everywhere, and to leave unexamined how a wide range of people are…
A Western about black cowboys, surveillance, land, urban legends, Muybridge, how bad film theories are reactionary, the inherent racism of film production, the way POC are required to make entertainment and wrangle awe from their own trauma even as images of it are rendered Less Real, a pretty concise end to the tired CGI-v-practical debate, the camera as an animal, the American spectacle. every 30 seconds, another precisely engineered part of its screenplay erupts into a jaw-dropping combination of picture…
Gangs of New York 2002
Honestly cannot believe they ended the film with a fucking U2 song.