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  • The Favourite

    The Favourite


    Are lesbians allowed to be happy? In movies they are not. But depression comes before acceptance in grief, so this movie may be a sign of progress.

    Once upon a time people believed politics was structured around the elements of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy. You might twist this movie as an argument for democracy, but I wouldn’t. There is something rotten in politics at its core.

  • Vanilla Sky

    Vanilla Sky


    There's a new Rebel Wilson movie coming out called "Isn't It Romantic" which uses the premise "What if I was trapped in a romantic comedy?" Yet "Vanilla Sky", a reboot of the Spanish film "Total Recall", did this much better almost two decades ago. The plot itself is pretty stupid, but the whole time Tom Cruise has a quizzical look that lets you know he thinks the plot is stupid. Then, over time, it tells you that the plot really…

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  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    The first real film of the Trump era: A snide bigoted joke between rich friends.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout


    The enemies in Fallout are right-wing accelerationist atheists, like in real life. The movie is really fun and I almost had a panic attack at the climax. Probably the first MI movie to make pretty explicit that Ethan Hunt is a mystic warrior protected by God. The supporting characters approach the Platonic form of their required clichés.