"Every visit to the cinema leaves me, against all my vigilance, stupider and worse."
There's a discomfiting commentary on gender and performance embedded in two scenes that happen in close conjunction. Two women in sexy tennis outfits perform a strip tease to Amerie's "1 Thing" for Dorff's character in his hotel room. He lays back in his bed, engaged but non-participatory. When they finish he claps. Later Elle Fanning skates around an ice rink spinning and dancing to Gwen Stefani's "Cool," her outfit more modest but not extremely so. Dorff's posture is similar as…
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about an hour into this movie morgan freeman takes brad pitt to bribe an fbi agent for information about library reading.
"is that even legal?" pitt asks.
freeman literally waves his hand at the question. "legal? illegal? these things don't apply." then explains that because they can't use it as evidence it's fine, it's just a guide.
this payoff leads them directly to the perpetrator's door and a shootout/chase. internalized justifications of unscrupulous law violations are common to all kinds…