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  • Boys in the Street #pride
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  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
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  • Tokyo-Ga

  • Pin Cushion

    ★★★★

  • Furtive

  • A Sort of Family

    ★★★½

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  • Tokyo-Ga

    Tokyo-Ga

    Barely a film here that I could see. A travel log by an interesting guy with occasionally awesome finds but as a whole, as a standalone work of art, it edges too close to pretentious (unless you’re a fan of MFA babble)

  • Pin Cushion

    Pin Cushion

    ★★★★

    A film about acute separation anxiety inside in a coming of age.

    You know when you’re describing how annoying/out of touch/dictatorial/co-dependent/indifferent/whatever your parents are and you exaggerate just a little, just for the sake of the storytelling?

    Then a little more.

    And then a whole lot more and now your parents become a cartoonish caricature that you use as a throughline in the story of you life.

    This film’s main story echoes a billion Mean Girls Being Mean stories but…

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  • The Executioner

    The Executioner

    ★★★★★

    If you are reading this chances are you are neither exceptionally wealthy or poor. But right now, as I write this in March, the year of the pandemic, the world is collapsing around us.

    That means, because of the systemic fragility of runaway capitalism, that you are in real danger of tumbling from the working/middle class into the band of poverty below you.

    You can feel the danger inside you. It is palpable. You can hear it your boss’s hesitant…

  • Seberg

    Seberg

    [There are SPOILERS in the 5th paragraph but that’s OK because you should NOT see this film.]

    Here’s what happened in 1970:

    The FBI manipulated facts and created a completely false narrative in order to fuck with Jean Seberg because she said nice things about black people.

    Here’s what happened in 2020:

    A white Hollywood writer couple with legacy pedigree and an Icelandic via Australian director manipulated facts and created a completely false narrative in order to fuck with Jean…