Tiya

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  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★

    The most beautiful thing about this movie—outside of its scathing critique of white bigotry—is how much fun Daniel Craig had playing a character that isn’t Bond.

  • Queen & Slim

    Queen & Slim

    ★★★

    Queen and Slim is replete with beautiful black imagery, compelling performances, and fun formal choices. That much of the film’s “meaningful” dialogue happens as voice over keeps it from being as cloying as it could be. But the dialogue is still disappointingly maudlin and some of the questions the film is raising about black resistance fall flat and would be more affecting ten years ago.

    I tried to not be bothered by the images of mangled black bodies. I was…

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  • Meet Joe Black

    Meet Joe Black

    ★★★

    At the risk of losing all credibility, I confess that this is one of my favorite movies. I’m predisposed to treasure any film that gives the role of witless ingenue to Brad Pitt.

    Any criticism leveled against this movie is probably warranted. I don't know that I can argue that it's a great movie as much as I can say that it's a film that moves me every time I watch it.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★★★½

    Fave movie of 2019 thus far. Despite its fair share of wide shots and expansive landscapes, Midsommar feels like a suffocating deliberation on grief, trauma, and communal healing. Of course, some of the film's ideas (and its most powerful imagery) about the beauty of collective mourning fail because so much of the characters' suffering is engineered in a way that makes such a thing disingenuous.

    No matter. It's gorgeous and nobody cries like Florence Pugh.

    P.S. If your white friends invite you off to a secluded place for an unnamed ritual, stay yo ass home.