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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    Kinda insane, in retrospect, that in the late 2000s Tarantino made a movie that valorizes suicide bombers. Unintentional? I'm much more lost these days as to whether this is his weirdest, most provocative movie, or just sheer autist mayhem. Or if there's any difference.

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    The Wolf of Wall Street

    THE WOLF OF WALL STREET may very well be the last film of its kind – old-school, big budget Dionysian art. No joke, a girl from my 1st college (which I attended in 2013) is in a scene in this film, doing some unforgettable stuff with Leo DiCaprio and cocaine; the legend had it she’d shown up as BG and been spotted by Leo, who convinced Scorsese to come up with the scene on-the-spot. On top of that, the IMDB…

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  • Fat Girl

    Fat Girl

    *me, feeling bile rise in my throat, preparing for the last 20 minutes of this film* It’s okay... they’re just Europeans, not real people....

  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

    Summer of Sham: Questlove & Co. Commit Elderly Abuse

    Near the beginning of SUMMER OF SOUL, Stevie Wonder takes the stage. I’m at the Angelika watching this incredible footage. Stevie sits at the drum set and does a mind-bending drum solo. I feel tears form in my eyes. And I remember the last time this happened to me: watching Stevie take the stage with The Rolling Stones partway through the screening of COCKSUCKER BLUES I caught at Film Forum in 2016.…