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  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation 2016

    ★½ Watched 22 Jan, 2016 12

    forgot to add this from Sundance.

    it was very bad then, and it's very bad now.

  • Complete Unknown

    Complete Unknown 2016

    ★★ Watched 22 Aug, 2016

    “We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful what we pretend to be.” That lucite pearl of wisdom, which appears in the introduction of Kurt Vonnegut’s 1961 novel “Mother Night” and then reverberates beneath the rest of its pages, is as much of a warning as it is an invitation. Many of the great filmmakers have dedicated their lives to sifting through the truth of Vonnegut’s words — or at least that of the principle expressed…

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  • Carol

    Carol 2015

    ★★★★★ Watched 27 Aug, 2015 19

    probably as close as I'll ever come to knowing what it feels like to find Jesus.

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    UPDATE: i found jesus. Carol was better.


    (longer thoughts in the fall, no doubt)

  • Deadpool

    Deadpool 2016

    ★½ Watched 07 Feb, 2016 105

    not a parody, just a cheap superhero movie that ceaselessly reminds you it knows how lazy & stupid it is.

    you can't afford to make a pure superhero subversion, because it has to cost $$$ in order to look the part. but Deadpool also had to be super inexpensive in order to finance a hard-R movie about a juvenile 4th-rate superhero with a tangential relationship to the X-Men... so it's like a 7-10 split and the film throws the ball straight…