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  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water

    Loved this. Characters who find themselves at odds with the capitalism-driven, picture-perfect nuclear American family models of HAPPINESS.

    When Strickland's car gets smashed.

    And when other illusory moments of what capitalism has to offer (the bartender at the gross pie place) fall to pieces.

    Of humane monsters, and monstrous humans.

    Also Michael Stuhlbarg (from "A Serious Man"). Del Toro describes giving him a eight-page biography of the character and Michael "...taking it as his bible. He would dress as the…

  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Sam Rockwell's redemption was a very seductive turn in the narrative, simplified and problematic.

    But it can also serve as an allegory for someone shaped and defined by context, by his cultural, financial and social capital (as arguably, it is his mother who coaxes him on) and who can change/find atonement through new leadership and outside influences (Chief Willoughby).

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  • Whiplash



    Those last 8 minutes though.

  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso


    All of the tears. Actually sobbed when Alfredo screens the film on the plazza. That absolute love & faith for the cinema. The couple who didn't look away from Dracula, the man who shouts out the dialogue before it is said in the film, the censure of the Priest despite his joy for the love-stories... *sobs/laughs some more*