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  • May December

    May December

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

    it functions entirely differently, but the final scene here reminded me of the last scene in Tár, where a character who wields some kind of artistic legitimacy is participating in a “low value” version of their craft.  we know natalie portman’s elizabeth berry isn’t exactly at the height of prestige based on the references to her other material, and yet the way she speaks and acts tracks to others—not to mention the way she performs as gracie during their time…

  • The Plot Against Harry

    The Plot Against Harry

    this was fantastic!  such a shame that the Clairidge in Montclair is displaying ads for donating money to Israel given that Israel is carrying out a genocide, not to mention the fact that it’s laughable that any american would donate money to a country that is already enriched by the taxes we pay.  I really relied on the Clairidge as it’s a short bus ride from my house (or a bit of a walk when the weather was nice) plus…

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  • The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles: Get Back

    The Beatles have always had a profound presence in my life.  They were my favorite band as a kid.  I first felt a certain affinity for Ringo and wanted to play the drums when I got older, something I never realized.  I hated the song Blackbird because it made me cry.  Something about the broken wings and sunken eyes.  I learned their songs on a few of the many instruments that were always around—keyboard, ukulele, and guitar most poorly of…

  • Old


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

    *introduces myself twice while my wife is having a seizure*

    i like that the mom’s name was vriska