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  • Shine a Light

  • Performance

    ★★★★★

  • Sinister

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  • The Card Counter

    The Card Counter

    ★★★★½

    "The mind which is free from passions is a citadel, for man has nothing more secure to which he can fly for refuge and for the future be inexpugnable. He then who has not seen this is an ignorant man: but he who has seen it and does not fly to this refuge is unhappy."
    - Marcus Aurelius

    "Not only must people know, they must see with their own eyes. Because they must be made to be afraid; but also…

  • Resident Evil

    Resident Evil

    ★★★★½

    The architecture of the security state is awesome: terrible in its implications, but also an almost poetic reflection of national anxiety.
    - The Dark Architecture of National Security

    "I wipe it off on tile, the light is brighter this time
    Everything is 3D blasphemy
    My eyes are red and gold, the hair is standing straight up
    This is not the way I pictured me
    I can't control my shakes, how the hell did I get here?
    Something about this, so…

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★★

    "After we've seen so many copies of something over so many years, we're not all experts who can stand before an original and understand it. It takes our breath away. Therefore, without the existence of copies, we wouldn't understand originals."

    -Certified Copy, 2010 dir. Abbas Kiarostami

    "The truth is that there is no terror untempered by some great moral idea."
    -Jean Luc Godard, "Strangers on a Train," Cahiers du Cinéma (Paris, March 10, 1952).

    "the holy trinity of bitches!"

    as…

  • Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Anakin: "We need a system where the politicians sit down and discuss the problems, agree what's in the best interests of all the people, and then do it."

    Padme: "That is exactly what we do. The trouble is that people don't always agree. In fact, they hardly ever do."

    Anakin: "Then they should be made to."

    "All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state."
    - Benito Mussolini, Speech to Chamber of Deputies (December 9th, 1928)

    "An…