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  • Thelma & Louise

    Thelma & Louise

    ★★★

    An interesting movie, one that is marred slightly by an long, meandering runtime, and some really clumsy editing. But this is also a triumphant, tragic, and moving movie. Even if it doesn't rise to the heights suggested by the premise, its still completely worthwhile viewing.

    I think people remember this as a movie about ordinary women breaking bad and becoming outlaws? But that doesn't really happen until the last third of the movie. What comes before helps to invest us…

  • Up in Smoke

    Up in Smoke

    ★★½

    Not really laugh out loud funny (maybe if I were high?), but easy to watch and admirable for what it is. There's a nice hangout vibe and a strong sense of place. We get commitment to strong character work, especially from Cheech and Chong. And it's a real testament to Stacy Keach that he works well in serious movies and in this-- the only sour note is when he decides it's time to devour a pizza ball. Maybe the weirdest…

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  • A Night at the Garden

    A Night at the Garden

    ★★★★½

    CW: Nazis, racism, white confession/soul-searching

    Watch it here

    I am white. I live in the United States. I am 28 years old. I do not like to think of myself as a racist.

    For a long time, I believed that racism was a fairly limited problem. A thin smattering of loony individuals hidden among the fringes of a few (exclusively southern) states. There might be faux-pas or hot-headed remarks from otherwise decent white people but bonafide racism, I thought, was…

  • Rhythm 21

    Rhythm 21

    Movie: ◻️

    Me: ok.

    Movie: ⬛

    Me: 🤯