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  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    The Spirit of the Beehive

    ★★★★★

    I've been watching The Spirit of the Beehive regularly in order to fall asleep. Not every night, but on nights when I am too tired to read or watch something new but not quite tired enough to close my eyes right away. I've watched the film 3 or 4 times now all the way through, but I don't log it because I haven't really watched the whole thing - I usually fall asleep after twenty minutes or so, either turning…

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  • Racetrack

    Racetrack

    ★★½

    There’s something going on with Wiseman’s choice to show “tribute” parties for old rich men at the end of this film and The Store, but I’m not sure what it is. These movies were both made during Reagan’s first term, so I have no doubt the widening gap in income was on his mind, but there’s also a sense that all this work and the hopes and dreams of so many people are reduced to back-patting at the top. It’s…

  • Fast and Furious

    Fast and Furious

    ½

    Like The Thin Man but shitty. Tone is absolutely dreadful, the story and dialog consistently fall flat, and no need to discuss the outrageous sexism on display. Avoid.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Just kidding this is a five star review for Moonlight.

  • Swing Time

    Swing Time

    ★★★½

    “Oh, Fred’s getting his makeup ready for the next dance routine!

    Oh.

    Oh no.”