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  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

    ★★★½

  • Viktoria

    ★★★★½

  • The Goat Horn

    ★★★★½

  • Grown Ups 2

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  • Positive I.D.

    Positive I.D.

    ★★★★★

    There's a recipe for chicken played on a tape that particularly strikes me here. It narrates the preparation, the rubbing of spices, as a sensual act, one where by the end, the cook is "practically engaged to the chicken". It is this forced engagement by contact that alienates Julie a year after, that she is constantly marked not only for the violent assault, but for the televised trial afterwards. Like with the chicken, the hands of another stay; his name…

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    When logic and proportion
    Have fallen sloppy dead,
    And the White Knight is talking backwards
    And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
    Remember what the dormouse said:
    "Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head"

    There's no concern given to the myth of a broader cultural legacy, only the specific effect art and revolution has on individuals moved and recognized by it. Bugs and Lexy, two of the new characters introduced as having already been freed from the…

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  • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

    Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

    ★★★½

    It's only fitting that this was my first truly collective cinema experience in well over a year. Significantly funnier than the bad grandpa skits within the other Jackass movies, and the corpse gags are impeccable. Don't listen to me I don't know what a movie is

  • Viktoria

    Viktoria

    ★★★★½

    Hm someone should give this a shiny new North American Bluray release

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    For those of you saying this wasn't clearly gay enough:
    - Columbia logo literally shoots rainbows
    - what appears to be a parody of a Subaru
    - daddy issues
    - car lands in the dashcon ballpit
    - Le Tigre song
    - Y tu mama tambien parody dvd
    - Portrait of a Lady on Fire themed short film
    - "my parents haven't figured me out yet"
    - performative femininity/cowboy/ska phases
    - asks a girl to prom
    - pride pin
    - voiced…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    Femininity as feral, firey violence; masculinity as docile, watery submission.

    Crash made in a generation with an innate need to put labels to every individual feeling, here that urge is reductive. A cold, metallic study of violence, responding to a world obsessed with ownership in bodily (auto)nomy. Perceptive society is as easily fooled as driving without lifting the parking brake, everything is about image and first impressions. Car shows are decked out with near nude women and human eroticism, because…