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  • Monos



    There's a shot in which we see two rivers joining to become one; one is cloudy with dirt while the other is clear, but after combining into one the clear water disappears. It's a beautiful and subtle metaphor for the way that war (and violence more generally) clouds everything, destroying the beauty of nature.

    This movie reminded me a lot of a Terrence Malick movie: the way there is so much focus on the tactile, feet in mud, hands in…

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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


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

    A deeply unsatisfying end to both the trilogy and the Skywalker saga.



    –I was hit emotionally by a lot of the nostalgia bombs aimed directly at me (Chewie's reaction to Leia's death, Chewie getting his medal, anything around Leia, the Jedi voices, etc.)

    –Keri Russell's character was a welcome addition to the cast, with a cool costume design to boot, even if her main purpose is to ensure we know that Poe is heterosexual (boo).…

  • Soul



    I don't get how Pixar keeps doing it. With several of their last movies (including this year's Onward), they create a super interesting setup before pulling the rug out with a surprising and meaningful third act turn. Soul is beautiful, funny, and poignant; just because we're inspired by something and have pursued it for a long time doesn't mean that has to be our one reason for living.

    The looks of both the earthly realm and the hypothetical realm are…