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  • Girls Trip

    Girls Trip

    best ensemble the-group-cuts-loose-while-travelling comedy in the post-Hangover era hands down (Hangover and Bridesmaids suck shit btw).

    Tiffany Haddish. holy shit.

    also so much piss and an entire human penis. I haven't loved gross out gags this much since the Farrelly's in the 90s.

  • Documenteur

    Documenteur

    I don't really know what "an emotion film" is, but I think I like it. this frequently feels like three different films woven together, which is both great and a little off putting. Despite these clunky or verbose passages it struck me as a completely unique film experience. I think I like. it gets a heart.

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  • HyperNormalisation

    HyperNormalisation

    Ultimately, Curtis’ argument is that the oversimplification of complex problems breeds oversimplified solutions, and when these overly simple solutions are implemented—often violently—they produce unintended consequences that further complicate the calculus. I would like to keep this front and center, because while Curtis has many aesthetic and methodological weaknesses, the framing of his thesis remains sound, even if he himself is not fully beholden to it. The case for complexity is a flexible position, one that does not divide political and…

  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    I’m genuinely surprised by how beautiful and visually interesting the first hour of this film is. I say without hyperbole that it recalled for me Murnau’s Faust, not to compare Snyder to such a master, but hear me out: the film moves seamlessly from instances of photorealism to dreamlike abstraction. The visual and emotional landscape leaps from dreams and legends and fantasies and realities. These moments fold into each other; the lines are blurred. These moments are the highlights of…