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  • Clockers

    Clockers

    ★★

    Took everything The Wire does exceptionally (epic cast of fully realized characters, moral complexity, in depth social criticism, empathy, documentary realism, diagetic music, humor), and does the exact opposite but worse. This has two compelling ideas touched on that The Wire doesn't (the role of older surrogate fathers in indoctrinating young men to crime, and the dehumanization of the victims of urban crime) and Lee bungles both terribly.

    laughing at how fast Lee went from the voice of a generation…

  • The Grapes of Wrath

    The Grapes of Wrath

    ★★

    What a coup getting FDR himself to appear in this to preach the virtues of don't-call-it-communism

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  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    Really? No reviews on how you got to see a girl's tits in your 9th grade English class? Shit, letterboxd, get it together

  • After the Ball

    After the Ball

    They say up to 75% of silent films have been destroyed. All those fat, misshapen asses, lost, like tears in the rain.