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  • Breaking the Spell

    Breaking the Spell

    "if we don't fight them now we're going to lose to them later" — anonymous

    "i always wanted to be in a revolution, that's why i'm here. also, man, this is it! this is the end of the 20th century! which has been filled with so much brutality and exploitation in the name of profit. this is our chance, this is our moment to say 'no! no more! no way! never again.' i mean, they have so much power but…

  • The Platform

    The Platform

    ★★★½

    a convincing literalization of the horrific force and mechanisms of capitalist hyper management through the stratification of the classes, its resulting terrors, and a possible way out. a "message" movie that bites.

    maybe a bit too *obvious.* but, sometimes it's alright to make things clear.

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  • Inventing the Future

    Inventing the Future

    ½

    zeitgeist 4: making-up the future, forgetting the past: a misanthropic yuppie adventure in hiding the lead

    an adventurous, rapidly transforming visual style exposes itself as intentionally obfuscating in this fundamentally nonsensical robo-fascist sci-fi fantasy which explicitly seeks a reclamation of the "legacy of enlightenment" while curiously playing fast and loose with not only the history of philosophy but, and more pointedly, the material history of struggle and revolution.

    the language and aesthetics of revolutionary thinking are fully appropriated to the…

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

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

    "the violence we perpetrate and have done to us, the recriminations, reconciliations, the ecstasies and the agonies of a love affair, are based on the socially conditioned illusion that two actual persons are in relationship. under the circumstances, this is a dangerous state of hallucination and delusion, a mishmash of fantasy, exploding and imploding, of broken hearts, reparation, and REVENGE." — r.d. laing, "the mystification of experience," from the politics of experience, pp. 74-5

    "one thing i love about genre…