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  • Stroszek

    Stroszek

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

    Film School Dropouts Challenge 2017

    Week 24 - Movement - New German Cinema (1962-1982)

    "No one kicks you here, Bruno."

    "Not physically, here they do it spiritually."

    If there's a single constant that's evident across Herzog's filmography it's his refusal to shy away from the stark brutality of humanity. That's not to say that he only showcases its coarse underbelly, but rather that he refuses to smooth down its edges -- be they positive or negative -- and cover them…

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  • Widows

    Widows

    One's life is no less interconnected -- and no less important -- than those of the politicians and community leaders that continue to control all aspects of livelihood. Everything is/em>, was, and always will be, political.

    A story of mob power that yanks at the strings of a community, but a power that grew in response to the patriarchal, racist structure that's ravaged it for decades before. Left to clean up the mess are women -- particularly, black women and…

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    ★★★½

    Operating on levels of parody, homage, and modern renditions of film noir all at once, simultaneously being a love letter to animation and the entertainment industry on the whole. Groundbreaking, yet extraordinarily accessible. An extremely formative film for me in my budding film-geek years of high school, I watched this so much that I'd essentially subsumed the basics of cinematic storytelling via LCD-sceen osmosis -- plot holes and writing flaws and all! I've surprisingly seen only a handful of Zemeckis films, but this by far my personal favorite.

    A terrific film to return to time and time again; a stone-cold classic.

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  • The Road to El Dorado

    The Road to El Dorado

    ★★★★

    people out here applauding big animation studios for offering piecemeal bits of lgbtq+ representation nowadays, whereas back in 2000 DreamWorks put a bisexual polyamorous relationship center-stage in their film and at the time received barely so much as a peep of praise smdh

  • WALL·E

    WALL·E

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

    I don't know how many times I've seen this; I've lost count by now. My original DVD copy, one of the best gifts I ever received, got so much wear-and-tear that it became unplayable. Thankfully my girlfriend gifted me a Blu-ray replacement of it for my birthday (another all-time gift, if I do say so), and we finally got around to watching it together.

    In each period of my life that which I re-watch WALL•E, something different seems to stand…