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  • Beau Travail
  • Soft Fiction
  • The Work
  • Ikiru

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  • The Load

    ★★★★½

  • Fahrenheit 11/9

    ★★★

  • Five Broken Cameras

    ★★★★★

  • Down and Out in America

    ★★★★

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  • Five Broken Cameras

    Five Broken Cameras

    ★★★★★

    One of the most raw portraits of resistance that I’ve ever seen.

  • Down and Out in America

    Down and Out in America

    ★★★★

    Here we are, decades later and our social welfare systems continue to disappoint, with no signs of letting up. There are some pretty amazing interviews in this, but it can get a bit tedious after a while of watching people address the camera for most of the film. It would have been nice to have more active documentation of labor discontent, like what Grant captured with the Minnesota farmers’ direct action. Still, this is a great movie to watch now, and later. The fight continues…

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  • Dave Made a Maze

    Dave Made a Maze

    It’s all about the set.

  • Casino Royale

    Casino Royale

    “The human body is far more resilient than people realize, and as it turns out, 90% of testicular ruptures are repaired if proper medical attention is received. Bond does indeed receive medical treatment after the torture, and it's quite likely he's in the 90%.

    Also, Le Chiffre hits him with the rope five times, but the first hit isn't particularly aggressive. Bond's testicles likely retracted immediately after the first hit, which is a handy biological response. Then there's the matter…