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  • Raised by Wolves

    Raised by Wolves


    7 episodes in and it’s starting to feel more like a TV show and less like a movie. Which is unfortunate, but expected considering it just got renewed for a second season. That doesn’t make it any less terrific, just not as cinematically perfect as it was before. I’m starting to see the seams and have my suspension of disbelief strained past the point of credulity by character actions clearly scripted to keep certain people alive in an ongoing narrative…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier


    “Shield and Hydra are two sides of the same coin that no longer has any currency.”

    Take that libs and cons, Repubs and Dems. After the election we’ll either have another 4 years of our irretrievable slide into fascism and total climate catastrophe, or we’ll have a civil war on our hands on top of those things. The pandemic will likely take a really dark turn with schools opening back up and winter descending. There really isn’t much hope for…

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  • I'm Thinking of Ending Things

    I'm Thinking of Ending Things


    I started writing up some big treatise about my  history with Kaufman and initial reluctance to watch this and what I heard about it on Fighting in the War Room that changed my mind and all the angry nasty stuff written about it here on LB and then....

    I got tired thinking so much. You know what? This film does all the thinking for you. This isn’t a 2000’s Post-9/11 horror movie or a Zack Snyder superhero joint where you…

  • The French Connection

    The French Connection


    One of my most lamentable classic cinema blind spots, sorted. I remember my folks watching this on VHS when I was a kid in like 1983 and peeking in on the scene when Popeye and Frog 1 are playing subway chess and thinking, “this is some old people shit idk wtf is going on here”. Then I just never caught up with it again. 

    Well thank god I remedied that oversight last night cause this is fucking remarkable and entirely…