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  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Southland Tales
  • Space Runaway Ideon: Be Invoked
  • Possession

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  • The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

  • Good Night, and Good Luck.

    ★★★★

  • George of the Jungle

    ★★★

  • Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    Can understand why this is a divisive film, but ultimately I think Johnathan Glazer is right to turn his attention toward the foundational structures of the holocaust: its technologies, its rhetoric, its economics, and its familial unit. By juxtaposing capitalism’s aspirational ways of living against subject matter as stark as this, and refusing to provide more than a couple opportunities in the way of plot to allow the audience’s mind to wander from the constant workings of genocide, it’s hard…

  • Good Night, and Good Luck.

    Good Night, and Good Luck.

    ★★★★

    Ah, a boring drama for adults in a manner that they simply don’t make much of anymore. Wasn’t initially sold on this one’s premise, as treatises on the Good American Newsmen taking down the injustices of society are liable to make me sleepy (and I did fall asleep during this lol). But thankfully I think this hews closer to something like The Insider than a less complicated biopic structure. Clooney’s main visual accomplishment here is to really emphasize the weight…

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  • Bottoms

    Bottoms

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    (CW a lot of rape discussion)

    Furious that this is going to get admitted into the lesbian canon when this likes men wayyyy too much and spends its whole climax shielding them from retribution. 

    Bottoms has a constant self-aware, “ironic,” reactionary nature that really put me off, which feels most evident whenever it starts joking about horrific trauma with the intent of shocking the audience. There’s multiple rape jokes (among others) that feel almost entirely intended to make you go…

  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    Convinced that Emerald Fennell is the biggest killjoy in Hollywood. God forbid the people enjoy simple filmic pleasures like the righteous killing of rapists or (in this case) snooty rich people! Her identity as a filmmaker so far revolves around subverting subversive genres back toward liberal acceptability, “complicating” things that don’t need complicating and being plenty offensive in the process. It results in incoherence along the lines of characterization and plotting. I truly believe she should not be allowed to make films lol. The way my stomach dropped when I checked my watch and there were 80 minutes left…

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