• The Three Failures

    The Three Failures

    ★★★

    As I conclude watching Michael Blum's PolEc trilogy with the middle film The Three Failures, I am reminded of how much of a overwhelming experience all of these films have been. So much is thrown at the audience, and it the same time I am distracted by the constantly changing landscape. Perhaps its a point on how the distractions of capitalism prevent us from retaining criticism or revolutionary actions and thought.

  • Coming 2 America

    Coming 2 America

    ★★½

    Lowkey sexist even though it seems to remember halfway through that the point of the first movie was that women and men are people not pawns in a economic and political chess board. The sets and costumes are great but jesus christ Ive never seen such tacky lighting and cinematography. They flash back to the first movie and its noticeable how much the quality of the lighting has made every scene look like an off-broadway stage play. Not to much…

  • Wandering Marxwards

    Wandering Marxwards

    ★★★

    Michael Blum is an interesting fellow thinking interesting things, but these things aren't unique, nor fully coherent.

  • The Runners

    The Runners

    ★★★

    Sweet slice of life

  • Jumbo

    Jumbo

    ★½

    Someone needs to talk to Zoé Wittock about abuse and consent, because this ain't it chief.

  • Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #3: Modeling Paranodal Space

    Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #3: Modeling Paranodal Space

    ★★½

    Don't understand this one bit. Why have political art if its too abstract for anyone to concretely understand the message?

  • Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #2: Social Media Exodus (Call and Response)

    Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #2: Social Media Exodus (Call and Response)

    ★★★

    Performative call to action against the addictive internet/capitalist internet

  • Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face

    Facial Weaponization Communiqué: Fag Face

    ★★★½

    The possibility of protest is being snubbed out. The solution, according to this film, is to weaponize our identity, our humanity, for a chance to be free. What a deeply depressing world we live in.

  • Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #1: Constituting an Outside (Utopian Plagiarism)

    Contra-Internet Inversion Practice #1: Constituting an Outside (Utopian Plagiarism)

    ★★★½

    A motion picture manifesto that steals to a seemingly genuine attack of the internet as a hegemonic being that is an extension of capitalism.

  • Is It Over Yet?

    Is It Over Yet?

    link? cannot find online

  • Pocket

    Pocket

    ★★★

    Very, very accurate, but let's itself fall into a slice of life that doesn't really get into the mind of Jake. Instead, the film is almost criticizing Jake and the world around him.

  • The Follow-Up

    The Follow-Up

    ★★½

    Filmmaker burns his abundant disposable income on getting celebrities to cheer him up while he's dealing with the effects of self quarantining during the early months of the pandemic. It's... fine? Kind of trying to subtly attack Cameo and show the effects of loneliness, but it never feels personal. Maybe if I had $5k to burn on Cameo it would resonate better :/