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  • Inventing the Future

    Inventing the Future

    ★★★★★

    The nature of digital – Gibson's illusive "non-space"; a mode of simultaneous existence and non-existence, of ones and zeroes, occurring in the spaces between a positive and an absence – makes it uniquely suited to addressing and representing the necessity of montage, intervals, or as Medina resolutely calls it: "the cut". The absence represented by "the cut" forms a constant which is arguably greater than the image, establishing a space for that which exists beyond the image: the basis for what…

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★

    Solid 'family film night' entertainment. I appreciate any movie that acknowledges the inanity of Hamilton, however briefly.

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  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ½

    "Every day we saw thousands and thousands of innocent people disappear up the chimney […] There they came, men, women, children, all innocent. They suddenly vanished."
    - Filip Müller, Shoah (1985)

    "The way you shoot me is so disgusting […] that it's no wonder that people after Le Pen can say the Concentration Camps were a detail. It comes from that way of looking."
    - Jean-Luc Godard, Cannes Interview (1988)

    "Well…talk about bad taste!"
    - Disgruntled Theatre Patron, The Producers (1968)

    The worst film of all time.

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ½

    Ari Aster's films are about nothing.