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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    definitely time to stop fucking using “anarchist” as shorthand for villain in 2018, especially when the scheme to poison food via nukes is functionally the exact opposite of basic anarchist Mutual Aid principles/projects, often largely rooted in food. 

    But lol the main car chase/kidnapping setpiece makes The French Connection look like Thomas The Tank Engine.

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    ★★

    the only things i can latch onto are the color scheme and the endearingly sloppy drone work (the wind blows the drone in one shot and it helps feel the elements). the metaphors and little rhymes are too merely-touched-on and not explored in close to enough depth to lift them above cliche. I’m all about a ~beehive as society~ and as embodiment of mutual aid, but having two quick scenes of beehive pontificating that almost feel like afterthoughts doesn’t do it for me. this ‘so lightly addressed, it could fly away’ quality extends to other things like the mouth-clicks and mountain bag as well. idk!

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  • Dog Star Man

    Dog Star Man

    ★★★★½

    Watched this for five minutes and then looked at the timecode and it said 38 MINUTES. What did this film do to my perception?

  • By the Sea

    By the Sea

    ★★★★

    maybe if you folks were nicer about this Good Movie #Brangelina would still be alive.