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  • Into the Abyss

    Into the Abyss

    ★★★½

    Herzog's doc may not necessarily break any new ground in terms of what it has to say about capital punishment, but we could also use 1000 more docs like this that show how fucked our prison industrial complex is!!

  • Black Panther

    Black Panther

    ★★★

    More than anything I appreciated learning about the Wakanda mythology, more fascinating than most of the universes we're introduced to by Marvel. This was good.

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  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★★

    **Disclaimer: I’m writing this from the comfort (and safety) of my tub so forgive me if the following thoughts about the final film in Luca Guadagnino’s desire trilogy (his words, not mine) are full of messy tangents, colloquialisms, and/or plain old stupid ideas A part of me thinks I should wait to write this informal review. I should wait until I feel less crushed and more critical, but another part of me — that part that’s already won — believes…

  • The Green Ray

    The Green Ray

    ★★★★★

    Critics who have written about The Green Ray, or at least the critics I've read, usually keep the focus on Delphine's isolation — by circumstance but also because she's uncompromising, idealistic, and resistant to most things outside of her control.

    I'm also interested in the film's restless energy, which seems natural for its summer setting. Everyone's going on vacation. It's humid, the moisture in the air a parasite sticking to your skin. More than being alone, being afraid of being…