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  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation

    ½

    broke: The Birth of a Nation is racist, but we mustn't neglect its film-historical impact

    woke: no amount of formal innovation can excuse such virulent racism

    bespoke: its film-historical impact is bad too because it invented movies that are way too long

  • Variations

    Variations

    Maybe, post-American Beauty, it's hard to take seriously a film that aestheticizes a plastic bag being blown by the wind, and maybe, imminently pre-climate collapse, it's hard to take seriously a film that aestheticizes human detritus in general, but Dorsky makes it worth the effort.

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  • The Public Woman

    The Public Woman

    The library DVD stopped working with like 5 minutes to go, which really doesn't help the argument against piracy.

  • Sprout Wings and Fly

    Sprout Wings and Fly

    "It is impossible to be unhappy while reading the adventures of Jeeves and Wooster. And I've tried." - Christopher Buckley

    I'd add an addendum: It's impossible to be unhappy while watching a Les Blank film.