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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    This is a pretty emo version of Batman, but it still works. Some interesting choices - Bruce being a recluse instead of a playboy; Batman concluding that his role needed to be less about vengeance and more about inspiring hope… curious to see how this plays out in the next film. 

    Also, I LOVED the Good Time reference in the opening robbery scene. Fun Easter egg. 

    Paul Dano is so great here. It’s a far cry from the Schumacher/Carey Riddler.

  • West Side Story

    West Side Story

    Technically brilliant (no surprise there) and well acted/performed. But I fail to see the point of this remake. The story feels dated and not of our time.

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  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold

    Is it terrible that I just want to quit my job, drop out of school and spend my days tracking down and reading everything Joan Didion ever wrote?

  • Edge of the Knife

    Edge of the Knife

    We are so damn privileged when First Nations storytellers opt to share their stories outside of their communities. These are the stories we tried to kill, to silence. But they are as resilient as their tellers. In the intro to the film, directors Edenshaw and Haig-Brown explained that the wildman story was often told at the beginning of a potlatch. Someone transgresses, doesn’t follow protocol. A traumatic event ensues and the man literally goes wild with guilt and grief. His…