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  • Jules and Jim

    Jules and Jim

    ★★★★½

    In another world, Jules and Jim might have had an idyllic life, perhaps as eternal bachelor friends, or perhaps as lovers. Instead, into their lives storms Catherine, maelstrom of and frivolity and fraught, a third wheel wrecking ball equally caged by a society that demands from her children and domesticity. Perhaps a pessimistic metaphor for life itself, promise and optimism weighed down by responsibilities and a realization of one’s own limitations.

    It's fine to want to rediscover the laws for human life, but how practical it must be to conform to existing ones. We gambled with the sources of life and lost.

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  • Modern Times

    Modern Times

    ★★★★★

    A feisty manifesto on the tribulations of the common person in a modern world that has no use for them other than as an appendage to some industrial machine or as an object of sexual desire. In a world this alienating, what else can one do but dream of a house in the suburbs filled with fruit trees and milk cows? 

    We’ll get a home. Even if I have to work for it. 

  • Faults

    Faults

    ★★

    In the cult to cult-member transaction, what's being sold (sometimes at exorbitant prices) is an external assurance that you're special and that things are under control (perhaps even preordained). No wonder it's the weakest of us, those most aggrieved, those feeling in this moment powerlessness for the first time, who fail to pierce the shroud behind which these hucksters maneuver to find ever more devious ways into our souls. Yes, I'm talking about Donald Trump. Fucking vote in 2020 dammit.

    Someday I will be a mountain. But for now, I am a fault.

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  • Dragged Across Concrete

    Dragged Across Concrete

    ½

    A completely unnecessary movie about middle aged white cops (do I even need to mention they're men?) whose response to being put on probation after being videotaped smashing the face of an arrestee (not caught on camera was their needless harassment of his deaf girlfriend) is to decide to rob some criminals, this being director S. Craig Zahler's interpretation of the movie's tagline: THOSE WHO CAN’T EARN A LIVING MUST FIND ANOTHER WAY TO PROVIDE.

    What's most upsetting about this…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A mess of fan service garbage disguised as a Star Wars movie.

    TLJ vs. RoS

    TLJ: “The Empire, your parents, the Resistance, the Sith, the Jedi... let the past die. Kill it, if you have to. That's the only way to become what you are meant to be.”

    RoS: The Empire is back, and every Jedi and every Sith ever will battle. Also, Lando is back. And Han Solo!

    TLJ: “[Your parents] were filthy junk traders. Sold you off for…