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  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

    Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

    ★★★

    Not entirely sure how to rate or review what is clearly a television series. Enjoyable.

  • Hello Destroyer

    Hello Destroyer

    ★★★★½

    Taut, restrained drama on the moralities of masculinity, the perpetuation of violence in sports culture, and the hypocrisy of social values rising in contrast to accepted norms only when those norms have blatant consequences.

    A hockey player shamed for doing what he was bred to do.

    87/100 - Excellent. (3th viewing)

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  • Moonlight

    Moonlight

    ★★★★★

    Piece published on Aesthetics of the Mind:
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    On second viewing, I confirmed that Moonlight is truly a contemporary masterpiece, and currently the best film I've seen in 2016. My truncated review of past explained my primary observation: that the camera searches for and amplifies the quiet peace found in fleeting moments of connection with others. Herein, I wish to elaborate.

    Though presented as a conventionally structured coming of age drama with three distinct chapters, Moonlight is far from a…

  • Pompeii

    Pompeii

    ★★★★★

    Review Posted at Aesthetics of the Mind

    Abstract:

    Paul W.S. Anderson rejects history and unapologetically creates a fictional story which constantly makes reference to its own artificiality. Affective images (emotionally affecting stills), saturated colours, and the hyperbolization of reality are features of its imaginative aesthetic, of a unique and auteur-driven vision of a fictional world: an artificial play which generates much genuine human emotion. Love is its content, from the love of Milo and Cassia to the brotherhood of Milo…