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  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

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    This movie is so fucking good. I can see and understand the critiques about some of the dialogue being too on the nose and overbearing, and the ambitious ending not being able to come together in the way it aspires to. I see it and I cannot care one bit, this is a perfect movie that sings to me.

    "Nah, we already have a Calvin and Hobbes thing going."

    Blindspotting, first of all, is funny as hell. The bit with…

  • I Am Not Your Negro

    I Am Not Your Negro

    James Baldwin was such a gift to this world. He articulates so well that the black struggle in America is a misnomer β€” it is really a moral struggle that needs to be confronted by white Americans.

    We are blessed to have so much footage and writing from Baldwin, King, and Malcolm X which continue to guide us into the future. Donate to a bail fund.

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  • Parasite

    Parasite

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    A perfect movie!

    The most amazing thing about this film is how unconventional it is, yet it feels so natural and coherent. Bong Joon-ho is such an innovator in this regard. Some examples:
    - There are two totally separate but both incredibly long, tense sequences. So much happens in these sequences, and it's bewildering that it just keeps going and going, until finally it's over and you can catch your breath.
    - The way each family member scammed their way…

  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

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    I learned about the origins of the name Ghibli yesterday. From Wikipedia:

    The name Ghibli was given by Hayao Miyazaki from the Italian noun ghibli, based on the Libyan-Arabic name for the hot desert wind of that country, the idea being the studio would "blow a new wind through the anime industry." It also refers to an Italian aircraft, the Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli.

    The motifs of wind and aircraft (and even Caproni) are put in the forefront in this film.…