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  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    ★★★★½

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

    Every so often someone takes it into their head to explain to us where the Joker comes from. An origin story for Batman's greatest foil. It almost never works. The problem with the idea is that the Joker is an evil force of chaos. His unpredictability is what makes him so unfathomably terrifying, and trying to impose some sort of order on that can only hope to diminish him. Jack Nicholson's Joker, for example, is basically just a slighly heightened…

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    ★★★½

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

    A rich white man on a palatial estate in the Deep South tries to create a slave race out of the body of a black man to do his labor for him. It looks like everyone attached to the role before Lee came on board was white; I wonder if he knew what he was doing in casting Will Smith.

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  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★★

    RIP The Dissolve, 2013-2015

  • Get Out

    Get Out

    ★★★★

    When Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, a lot of people seemed to think that we had largely conquered racism - there might still be some work to do, but if we could elect a black man President how bad could things really be?

    Of course, those people were basically all white, and as the intervening years have demonstrated they were also wrong. Police shooting after police shooting showed the lack of value our system places on the lives…