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  • Death Metal Grandma

    Death Metal Grandma


    Meine Band wollen ins Fernsehen
    ich singe lieber für mich
    ein Stuhl, wenn ich müde bin
    vor keiner Zuschauer stehe ich jeden Morgen wieder auf

  • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

    Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret


    Offers some illuminating infographics that drive home the unsustainability of animal agriculture, but there are also layers of unhelpful compartmentalisation including staying trapped within the neoliberal framework that deflects structural responsibility onto the individual. If everyone individually chose to become vegan, could we keep consuming, extracting, exploiting? It ends weakly, evoking fluff about putting love back into our food, and abandons addressing the political powers that are steering our careening path towards environmental collapse.

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  • Little Women

    Little Women


    Characters that can slot into Barbapapa types—the writer, the artist, the musician, the girl—purvey society's heteropatriarchal order with a veneer of feisty independence and criticism (just it's so lonely).

    Unlike other protofeminist works that end in marriage and mansions (Jane Eyre, The Blue Castle), though, Little Women is unreadable as a critical adult, with no compensatory magic in wordcraft. The film does carry over well its crass materialism and Christian performance. It's dreadful to be poor in a sprawling manor…

  • Parasite



    Earn your way back into that mansion by your own bootstraps

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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post


    Portrays Christian homophobic oppression without directorial purpose apart from the surface criticism announced in the title. The three friends are already knowing adults who've broken free before we ever meet them, even if we see Cameron act a minute's struggle in a pretence of internal conflict. It's a foregone conclusion in a film that is nearly in its entirety a two-dimensional flashback, before the adventure we don't get to see.

  • Mudbound



    White people like to see themselves as 'one of the good ones' just like Germans have marked the end of WWII as the day they were liberated from the Nazis.