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  • Behind the Curve

    Behind the Curve

    ★★★½

    An enjoyable, straightforward take on a radically unscientific community that has completely dismissed reality and essentially become a kind of antiscientific cult. It's an easy and fun watch, if also a dispiriting one. The filmakers stress the image of flat earthers as being in the movement because of the community (Mark Sargent is a charismatic, innocent deceiver) and spend a fair amount of time on the "scientific" members who are trying to develop a test that will prove reality is…

  • Colossal

    Colossal

    ★★★★

    Wonderful. A story that feels rarely presented, actually, and the metaphor is well handled.

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  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    More interesting to me as an artifact than an actual entertainment, but it retains a lot of it's power. The forms of it -the bad acid trip, the motorcycling scenes, the wandering around the hippie commune- retain all of their oddness and outsiderness in the modern age.

    The scene where we must believe that Jack Nicholson has never smoked a joint is now just funny.

  • April and the Extraordinary World

    April and the Extraordinary World

    Full marks for a cool world, good imagination, and fun characters. Partial marks for a story that doesn't really make sense, a climax that's kind of "wah?" and an invulnerability serum that no one bothers to just drink.

    So - a fun lark! But I find the comparisons to Pixar a bit overrated.