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  • Mum's Cards

    Mum's Cards

    Always and forever a sucker for a voice of an expert playing over footage that meticulously unearths their process.

  • Fourteen

    Fourteen

    Might be the best edited film I’ve seen. Knows exactly what not to show and the cuts are completely fearless, like a narrative Lertxundi. Elegant yet not performative: Sallitt genuinely loves his characters and observes their waves with grace. The final movements destroyed me.

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    About perpetually making the worst possible choice, tangling others into a web of mistakes, and yet only seeing one’s own ill-advised outcome as the ultimate goal, showing no remorse for the fate of those who tag along.

    Good Time has the exact same qualities and pitfalls as the Safdie’s feature-length debut. Its meandering structure has something very appealing, forming the kind of short distance road movie that they do really well. Safdie’s put their character in a situation and figure…

  • Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    A very expensive Wikipedia-page written with a hammer. It’s so desperately prestige and unnecessarily miserablist (which is quite a feat, considering the historical material), with a fittingly cop-out of a post-script in which ALL THE INTERESTING STUFF is namechecked for about 10 minutes. Most of it is too dumb to make a proper point without blunt repetition. Also comes off as weirdly smug about the whole ‘Soviets Suck’ thing. I don’t know, it had some good bits, but most of…