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  • Nocturama

    Nocturama

    ★★

    Reactionary nonsense. It can be VERY impressive formally but it's ideas are so simplistic and for all the wrong reasons..it should have been a straight-genre picture, but these kinds of generational/current events films are never trustworthy. Politics for people who don't think about it. Politics for people who don't read books. It's basic premise is a slightly idiotic contradiction: communism + genre, yet genre only exists because of the marketplace..

    Still - maybe I'm being a bit too harsh: the…

  • La Chinoise

    La Chinoise

    ★★★★★

    Some of the readings on this film by.....certain contemporary critics are so wildly misguided and prone to misinterpretation it's absurd - this is not a dialectical work, Godard was never any good at Brechtianisms. Rather, we see the beginnings here of his late style: total didactic turned into moving poetry. This brings on a remarkable contradiction - this super-didacticism gives us Godard at his coldest, yet finds in this record of collective responses, Godard the dreamer. La Chinoise is about…

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★★

    "No-one's ever gotten this close before."

    I was going to write that this is the most adventurous film made in Hollywood since Heaven's Gate, but what is that compared to calling it Mann's best movie? It's both a culmination and expansion of hundreds of ideas Mann has toyed with since Thief. But there's something new here: this is a movie about collectives, not individuals, and the most beautiful thing about this movie is watching these characters learn to respect, trust…

  • Forrest Gump

    Forrest Gump

    This is like, some kind of weird, conservative fantasy. If watching this served any good purpose, it's a possibly vital reminder that the Clinton era was not as progressive as many of us might like to remember - the latter half of the 20th century in America through the eyes of a reactionary, nearly 50 years of social tumult regarded as just a brief phase of unrest before everything returns to 'normal,' - the Vietnam War, Black Panthers, and social…