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  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica

  • Nope

    ★★★★★

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  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx

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  • De Humani Corporis Fabrica

    De Humani Corporis Fabrica

    if this were simply a spectacle of the body as cosmos, so be it. that would be effective. The medical framing is all, truly, irrelevant. De humanis is more impactful as a document, an opportunity to stare, than any real cinema. The sensational seems more self aggrandizing, and connections between film and scientific imaging tech don’t really go anywhere, because once we arrive at the body it just kinda hits a wall. It is distasteful out of its cowardice, its…

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    marge siimpson voice I just think it’s neat

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  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★★

    A Western about black cowboys, surveillance, land, urban legends, Muybridge, how bad film theories are reactionary, the inherent racism of film production, the way POC are required to make entertainment and wrangle awe from their own trauma even as images of it are rendered Less Real, a pretty concise end to the tired CGI-v-practical debate,  the camera as an animal, the American spectacle. every 30 seconds, another precisely engineered part of its screenplay erupts into a jaw-dropping combination of picture…

  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York

    ★★½

    Honestly cannot believe they ended the film with a fucking U2 song.