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  • Shadow

    Shadow

    ★★★★½

    This should honestly be in every multiplex, so our fellow ordinary citizens can learn how to win a war entirely through political subterfuge and Trojan horse tactics, as I do each time I see this film

  • The Image Book

    The Image Book

    ★★½

    The end of the world? No, just the end of western civilization. It's hard to say where I stand on this, because I do **kind of** like it, maybe against my better judgement. But it's more of a confused epilogue to a career rather than a work in and of itself - if I ultimately find The Image Book disappointing, it's because it's the first of Godard's films in what seems decades to offer no new ideas. The associations made…

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  • Good Time

    Good Time

    ★★★★

    "I got beat up. I'm the victim here."
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    "Cross the room if you've ever been blamed for something you didn't do."

    Many months before the films North American release, I joked that Good Time looked like "a modern-day Phil Karlson picture" so I was doubly pleasantly surprised when I found that this film approximated that feeling. In his annual love-letter to Cannes, Mark Peranson called the film "a kind of Dionysian New York Gesamtkunstwerk....immersion without identification." Where Good Time…

  • 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…