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  • The Act of Killing

    The Act of Killing

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    John Waters made the argument that the election of Trump killed camp. I would argue Anwar Congo, in addition to killing who knows how many accused communists, killed camp in 2012. He killed it by making a sadistic, autobiographical B-movie he describes as a “family film” - a family film seeking to justify to the Indonesian public his virtuous role in the 1965–66 massacres which killed upwards of a million people. “How can these killers live with themselves?” Easy. They…

  • Marriage Story

    Marriage Story

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Failed pedants like to say, “Nerrr this movie should really be called DIVORCE Story because it is about a divorce, not a marriage!” No, dork, if it was about a marriage, it would be called Marriage. This is called “Marriage Story”... and in bold is the operative word. Marriage is never more of a “story” than it is when it is moving towards divorce. We also hear a story during during an anniversary milestone - but sorry, the lawyers tell…

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  • 63 Up

    63 Up

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "It's taken me sixty plus years to know who I am."

    Now the charismatic research scientist Nick is more heartbreaking than the lone drifter Neil? Who knew to still expect shocking reveals from a legendary documentary series? Especially a documentary about eleven elderly people.

    We started with fourteen kids, and now we're down to eleven seniors. Who is missing?

    Suzy finally made good on her 49 Up promise to leave the series. But is she gone for good? She only…

  • Hillary

    Hillary

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Deep down the Clintons are terribly interesting people. But not when they tell it. And unfortunately, this is them telling it as the apologetic, self-flattering neoliberals they are. Together with their servile courtiers. For four hours. In the manner they ran Hillary’s Presidential campaign - by sidestepping nearly all discussion of the three P’s (policy, politics, power), and leaving it entirely with the P that stands alone: personality. Did you know Hillary Clinton is a woman? Well, if you did,…