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  • Casino Royale

    ★★★★½

  • The Colony

    ★★★★

  • Spencer

    ★★★★

  • The Century of the Self

    ★★★★½

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  • Atlantics

    Atlantics

    ★★★★★

    There was this other knowledge or perception, always discredited but nevertheless there...It formed a kind of cosmology that was perceptive as well as enchanting, and so it seemed impossible for me to write about black people and eliminate that simply because it was "unbelievable"...So I have become indifferent, I suppose, to the phrase "magical realism."
    —Toni Morrison

    Brooding and exquisite. Byronic desire serves a better function in this film than any poem Byron ever penned.

    I hold a growing disdain…

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    Lawrence of Arabia

    ★★★★★

    With Major Lawrence, mercy is a passion. With me, it is merely good manners. You may judge which motive is the more reliable.

    This film outlines the archetype of the White Bourgeois Activist.

    WBAs never have to worry about anything substantial that couldn't be dealt with within the family. Then they smell that tasty morsel of Struggle™. Somewhere in the world, a burden is to be bestowed. They barge into "the cause", starry-eyed and pompous, bursting with an oh-so quirky…

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  • FIT

    FIT

    this movie only made my old high school more homophobic

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    This is as American as a film can get. And one of the ways it gets there is by being a Western. Open vistas, ad hoc communities, an aloof protagonist doing their best to do right by this metaphorical and literal frontier—all these familiar tropes are set against one important difference. Manifest destiny has been devoured.

    Westerns are predicated on American imperialism, on the ill-defined belief their exceptionalism is oil for their expanding flame; this film shows though not a…