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  • Knock Down the House

    Knock Down the House

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    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

    Mulan

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    Same takes as before.

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  • Basmati Blues

    Basmati Blues

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    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

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    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.