• Annihilation

    Annihilation

    ★★★½

    [staggering up to you breathless in obvious distress with a coffee and tear-stained batch of stapled papers regarding a movie from five years ago]: you have to read this

    www.jstor.org/stable/27085515

  • Saltburn

    Saltburn

    It's such unique vibes when it's the libs whos trying to trigger you

  • They Cloned Tyrone

    They Cloned Tyrone

    Oh ok but when I bring up government underground bases and cloning centers I'm "ruining thanksgiving"

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    [John David Ebert feeding Angus lines through a concealed earpiece]: Ah yes, Guernica—I saw that one in New York, at the Museum of Modern Art. My dad took me. Yeah—the one in which Picasso effects an almost complete destruction of space—it's inside of a cave, you know, lit by an electric eye that has superseded the candle (on the right) of the three muses from the mythical epoch. We see Don Quixote has fallen from his stallion at the bottom,…

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★½

    Let me put this question forward: if at the end of the movie--when our illustrious maestro graces the screen with his own face and starts speaking his sober eulogy into the microphone--he started crying, weeping..."I'm sorry, I'm sorry--I promised myself I wouldn't do this..." would you agree, then, that that would be going too far? Did anyone else like Dan Rosen's joke about the trick for privileged artists..."make sure in your press release you always say that you are complicit.…

  • Time and the Conways

    Time and the Conways

    open debate whether cannibal ferrox or the second act of time and the conways is the more terrifying

  • The Golem: How He Came into the World

    The Golem: How He Came into the World

    "Imagine in your mind the letters of the Ineffable Name before your eyes, in a circle colored red as fire, and your thought shall perform much."--Rabbi Tanhum of Jerusalem (1220-1291)

    From Gustav Meyrink's 1915 novel "The Golem":
    “At last he found the place he wanted, and pointed to it. It was a chapter entitled Ibbur, or the Fecundation of the Soul.”
    ...
    “The book spoke to me as had my dream, only clearer and more coherently. Like an interrogation, it…

  • Häxan

    Häxan

    I get very excited whenever the pointer comes out and starts pointing at things. I would like if in life a pointer would sometimes come out of the periphery and begin pointing at first one thing and then another. Like look, look here. And this, here. Again, here. And once more over here. It's very satisfying to see something you're already looking at individually pointed at with a pointer and then another part of what you're looking at also subsequently…

  • Oppenheimer

    Oppenheimer

    ★★

    The Austrian satirist Karl Kraus once admitted in a moment of honesty that when it came to the massive subject of Adolf Hitler, paradoxically "nothing occurred" to him. I suspect Christopher Nolan has something similar to admit with regards to the Manhattan project. To be fair, the only thing more boring than the atomic bomb is a man struggling with his conscience--and this movie is only about two things when it's not pretending to be about communism. I feel like…

  • Asteroid City

    Asteroid City

    Cleopatra, Jagadish Chandra Bose, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Paracelsus, Kurt Godel, Lord Kelvin, William Henry Bragg, Midge Campbell...

  • XANATHAN

    XANATHAN

    If you're watching this you already know: the earth magnetic grid is dodecahedral. It had to be thus since the matter in the universe is arranged dodecahedrally, the dodecahedron-icosahedron, cube-tetrahedron stellation being the only possible 3D fractal, the length from vertex to vertex being precisely phi "golden" ratio multiples of the planck length, thereby manifesting the acceleration we call gravity in the waves of rotating charge whose amplitudes are constructively interfering to cause the recursive adding and multiplying of their…

  • Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

    I'm glad Margaret finally chose to continue on the path of mystical Sufism she picked out for herself