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  • The Ancient Law

    The Ancient Law

    ★★★

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

    Best chewing scene in cinema, as well as some decent, uh, right-to-left language humor. But kind of implausible that he rises to fame with almost no effort, and that his father embraces him with so little resistance?

    I'm still thinking about the intertitle "Like Hamlet, he sealed his fate." Makes me think there are darker undertones here that went totally over my head.

    I like the archduchess' character... unable to forgive violations of her aristocracy's social norms despite her best efforts.

  • Justice League

    Justice League

    ★★

    The stylistic inconsistency here actually works in its favor since every aesthetic choice screams "video game trailer". Extremely dumb and mildly enjoyable.

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  • We Are Young. We Are Strong.

    We Are Young. We Are Strong.

    ★★★½

    A decent piece of speculative fiction about the third year of the Trump administration

  • 200

    200

    ★★★★

    Ideal screening conditions for this, projected on 16mm in the back of the Oddball Films archive, at the conclusion of which the curator uttered, "I have no idea where he got a fucking grant to do that," and walked out, never to be heard from again.

    You can watch it on Vimeo if you wish: vimeo.com/131832976