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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★½

    Thinking about intimacy, masculinity, and protecting/taking care of your inner child. Who were you before the world told you who to be?

  • 13th

    13th

    ★★★★★

    Required viewing. This is an incredibly important film. Please, you need to go and watch this right now.

    This is a documentary that provides a solid overview of systemic racism in America, with a focus on the criminal justice system. It traces the history of a narrative created by the state over decades to oppress and criminalize the Black population. It explains how we got from abolishment of the slave trade in 1865 to mass incarceration today. It puts very…

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★

    I think I really love films that raise existentialist questions and aren't afraid to get a little abstract, so the final scene basically made this film for me. We talked about how this is one of the first films in history to depict AI and in a way that was so ahead of its time. Gonna have the visuals on my mind for a while. Also, the apes and HAL, big mood.

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    ★★★★★

    Do I think this is an incredible movie? Hell yes. Do I understand it? Not a chance. A film that almost necessitates a second, third, fourth watch.

    Rather than trying to write a cohesive review, which seems almost impossible, here are some notes I wrote down while watching. They're more telling than any review I write for this could be. Looking forward to letting time pass, revisiting this film, and reading and reinterpreting the things that stood out for me…