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  • Captain Marvel

    Captain Marvel


    "This is a film that understands the deep disorientation that can come from deception. Our world is one where any lie can become the truth if it is said with enough conviction. We can be persuaded to hate an entire group of people, or consider ourselves lesser. We can believe that we owe our successes and our very selves to the influence of another.

    Carol goes through this a lot over the course of CAPTAIN MARVEL. She is told time…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread


    "...The danger with an attachment to objects is that eventually one begins to see people as objects too. Siblings, staff, significant others – the temptation can be high to see all of these souls as an extension of the self and a way to tell the world whatever one wants about oneself.

    The people we seat at our table, the company we keep as we walk through an event, there are many amongst us who see these people as little…

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  • Logan



    "...Charles speaks with sweet sorrow about not being a better teacher, Logan wryly retorts that he wasn’t a good pupil. Their words are laced with both fondness, and regret. The expressions on their faces are a combination of “remember when” and “what if”.

    This is where time has brought them; to a point where they aren’t heroes, but instead teacher and student…father and son. They are, at long last, human...."

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow


    The name of the game is problem solving. When given scarce details, how many of us have what it takes to work our way out of a situation? How many of us will try the exact same play in the exact same way again and again hoping that it works this time? More of us than might care to admit, I imagine.

    So the trick – like any gamer will tell you – is to look to understand the complete…