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  • The Manchurian Candidate

    The Manchurian Candidate

    ★★★★

    better than the original in practically every way. can't wait to watch it a million more times.

  • I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    ★★★★

    the non-incel bits are so fucking great, amazing even...but there are some incel bits, so watch out for that.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★½

    what makes this such a piece of shit, besides everything about it, is that Todd Phillips doesn't understand what empathy is, and he can't help but exploit, simplify, and condescend to all of the struggles that a guy like that might be going through. he is the subject of every scene in the film, yet you never get the sense that he's an actual character, just a thing whose pain is there for Phillips to fetishize. The Joker is a…

  • Swing Kids

    Swing Kids

    ½

    A disgusting piece of work, a family-friendly Nazi drama that blunders so spectacularly in story and direction that it not only fails to provide any reasonable historical perspective on the rise of fascism in 1930s Germany, it trivializes the plight of all other victims of Nazism in favor of some handsome punk kids who have to listen to jazz a little bit less than they used to, mentioning the Holocaust only when sickeningly convenient for shock value.

    Mind you, there…