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i saw la la land 5 times in 1 day
my words are intended exactly as seriously as u decide to interpret them

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  • Jennifer's Body

    Jennifer's Body

    ★★★★

    Often labelled "the tragedy of Megan Fox," and more famous for being victim to its horrible mismarketing disaster than anything else, Karyn Kusama's film is not even remotely the sexy horror-comedy that was promised to audiences upon its release, but a bold feminist take on beauty standards and the social stereotypes women are forced into based entirely on their appearance. In a darkly ironic sense, the lack of objectification of Megan Fox that killed it both critically and commercially serves…

  • Through the Olive Trees

    Through the Olive Trees

    ★★★★½

    The artifice of cinema isn't quite shattered so much as it is meticulously deconstructed; Kiarostami has reached a level of meta so deep we are effectively removed from the subterfuge of film, even as we are constantly reminded that we're watching a movie. Cinema is an art that imitates life, reflecting the intricate conditions of humanity, and in that way, somewhat paradoxically, it teaches us about our own nature, our own humanity - and vice versa ad infinitum. Kierostami attempts…

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  • Censor

    Censor

    ★★★

    The primary appeal of fantasy is the complete autonomy that it brings, a world fabricated entirely around the desires of the mind; and the horror of actualizing the phantasmatic realm is that it gives way to the uncontrollability of reality, a trauma that can be so psychologically devastating that even when the seams of illusion begin to tear and the light of truth shines through, the subconscious mind is able to ignore the obvious delusion and keep one's being under…

  • Machete

    Machete

    ★★★½

    I'm a simple man: I see someone cut a hole in an ICE agent's stomach, rip out their small intestine and use it to rapel down a tall building onto the floor below amidst a hailstorm of gunfire, I cheer.

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  • Cruella

    Cruella

    ★★½

    Five ladies walked into the showing late and spent a few minutes continually changing their seats and whispering loudly to each other. They finally got settled in, and then this kid started making noise. One of the women got up, walked over to the kid and told him to "please shut the fuck up." The kid's mom yelled at her and called her a "white trash bitch" and she yelled back and called her fat, and a major shouting match…

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★

    Aaron Sorkin is way too good a writer to be forced to work with such a mediocre director as Aaron Sorkin