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  • Knock Down the House

    Knock Down the House


    Surprisingly nonpartisan in it's approach (though certainly partisan in its implications, given the identities and affiliations of its subjects). The primary conflict is rather "establishment" power-manipulation vs. democracy. There's something simultaneously unnerving and hope-inspiring about the film's culmination, a set of election results sealing defeat for most of the showcased female candidates yet offering up an avenue for optimism by chronicling the underdog victory of AOC -- who receives the most compellingly detailed exposure of a remarkable character arc. The…

  • Mulan



    Same takes as before.

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  • Basmati Blues

    Basmati Blues


    Inexcusably terrible. Basmati Blues is a losing combination of cringeworthy, cliche-ridden writing, forced romance, a non-self-aware Disney Channel Original Movie plot, terrible editing, weak characters, and the most obnoxious, over-enthusiastic musical theater-esque performances imaginable. Brie deserves so much more than this, and Donald Sutherland should know better by this point in his career.

    With: Taljon, Sam
    Where: Lerins 1 (Cannes Film Festival)

  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind


    The disorienting structure sidesteps becoming a turnoff since, first and foremost, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is about the messiness of an individual's perception of a relationship. The time-hopping pits agonizingly negative associations against positive, fondly nostalgic and/or optimistic ones. Much like how any average person would consider a past relationship, the good and bad commingle, and the whole thing becomes a slightly surreal blur.

    Immense replay value. Puzzling yet robustly evocative, thematically, stylistically, and melodramatically.

    Love the soundtrack!

    A great film to process by going down an endless hole of analytical YouTube videos.

    One of a kind, and boldly, engagingly so.