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  • Nervous Translation

    Nervous Translation


    Quick thoughts, with more to come!

    I wish this cohered its ideas more effectively in its final moments! Shireen Seno sets up a myriad of thoughts, though trying to delineate any of them feel like extrapolation just because of how little she investigates them; most of them relate to the Philippines colonized history -- specifically the embedding of Western religion, language, and the erasure of national identity -- but its hard to really discern anything more nuanced. Perhaps this is…

  • 7 Days in Entebbe

    7 Days in Entebbe


    Don't exactly agree with everyone criticizing this for being an objective representation of Operation Entebbe! It's much worse! It empathizes with Israel as a whole, but only the white members of the PFLP. There is some interesting discourse there -- German revolutionaries worried about optics that recall Nazism -- but it was all overshadowed (in my eyes at least) by the lack of complexity given to the brown Palestinian revolutionaries, and the black Ugandan military. The former are all reduced…

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  • The Circle

    The Circle


    Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks give a 2-hour TED Talk about why privacy is bad, I mean good, I mean bad? and about why freedom is good, I mean bad, I mean good?

    Watson plays that girl in high school that sucked up to the administration, if that girl in high school also hosted one of those Youtube daily vlog channels. Everybody else has too much dialogue to just be a plot device, but not enough meaningful dialogue to…

  • Paper Towns

    Paper Towns