• Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    thanos and his two daughters isaac and ishmael. gamora/gomorrah the divergent pursuit of motivational hedonism as an effect repressing the feminine origins of the current abusive relationship, enshrouded by the murderous father, body and soul recentered where essence and emotional re-engagement become diffuse as a 'nebula'. holds a sickening value in the replication of space as if it were not anything more than an interrelated medium for expressive conduct, instead divine punishment of a One force greater than an eternal…

  • Cabaret

    Cabaret

    ★★★

    nazis in the reflection as the evolution of a desiring subject in the transgressive social pre-fascist perpetuity, turn back around and who do you see? perhaps there's less of a distinction in german society than originally thought. erotic but sexless, shamefully self-aware of its own context as if it foresaw a contractive 70s in the wake of a revolutionary 60s and desperately clings to bodily affirmations as a will to self-traumatize and self-regulate interactions of a proprietary degree in the…

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★★

    the environment shrinks, unperturbed generic woodlands and generic roadways, it's flattened into regional stasis enshrouded by a constant night artificially lit as the tonal identifier of an emotion, the user-protagonist blank slate void reaction to disjunctive phenomena as a representational digital creation of the act of sleeping under a glow-in-the-dark starry sky. all part of a mythos and watching it together collectively in a narrative of a re-socializing self in response to a mania against the virtual incorporative waking-life. the…

  • High School

    High School

    ★★★★

    use your determination for right. fundamentally literary and disjunctive, engages with language and its reception as the kids play through their own lives as referred expressions in artistry of regulated learning. formally coherent and linear but decentered. contemporary schooling in the subject of childhood is the overdetermined self-displacement; the rotting core of conservative suburban society.

  • Hell in the Pacific

    Hell in the Pacific

    ★★

    home video ending.

    too reciprocal, the conditions of japanese fascism and american imperialism are entirely different historical phenomena and its treatment of the two is era-specific. there's an unappealing attempt here to make mifune into his defining role as soldier-cum-samurai to perpetrate the false lineage between the tokugawa bakufu and showa era ija organization. that being said there is no ownership over the water, separation is no salvation but it's conditioned, and for what it wishes for you to take…

  • Cape Fear

    Cape Fear

    ★★★

    entering the environments of cape fear is the experience of a disjunctive domestic style. the skies glow with the unfamiliarity of the land beneath it, superimposed in a neglected relational image of the private property state space, where one teenage girl regains focus through her ability to live and recombine the event of memory into distinct visual clichés. reminiscence of the south, it's new essex after all, but 'the glorious tradition' condoned in ritual parade in founding a unique subnational…

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

    two mothers unable or unwilling to deal with their children's rebellious teen phase. self-cest lesbianism. (no but fr there's more to it than this; the very removal of love for the superheroes dedicated as unique, individual, by the canon of familiarity in expectation of form & character reveals a privileging of homosocial coding that exists in the traumatic origin of xerox-lite projections of the self.) sorry, long sentence. what does this mean for the lesbians among us, then? absent mothers forgiven…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    bro you tricked one of your 'close friends' into doing your dirty work; you recalled a non-magic person to help despite him being vastly underqualified for navigating a wizarding political conspiracy (and didn't even go to his wedding afterwards!); you didn't do anything proactive to search for your lost nephew and hid from your brother that he even had a son; you tease your students about their greatest fears; you overwork your overqualified and underpaid teaching assistants; i mean. you…

  • Moon Knight

    Moon Knight

    sorry folks but this is one 'spectre' that can't even engage reflexively with who they are as a person without judgement, regardless of who it comes from. (and it's a dead horse for the mcu but its digitized ancient egypt very much does feel like an extension of orientalist re-presentation in museum, more-so than the others). the psychosomatic omniscience of religious incarnation and medical science. episode one had some cool formal tricks.

  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro

    ★★★★

    moves with a sense of free-form physicality that coalesces light and color and movement into delineated moments of the part-to-whole; whereby the broader image is reimagined through conceptions of the world made precise, esp in that opening sequence, and in doing so does what jojo's is famous for years before jojo's itself. ofc it more than befits the light/shadow combination that strikes at the heart of this film's treasure: a less than interesting veneration of aesthetic lineage. one might say…

  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    eddie redmayne walks around paris for an hour and a half. i hate paris.

  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★

    zoomed in on nothing in particular. city life in the frenetic everyday blockbuster: where difference becomes the reintegrated masculinist preservation of a continual deferral in the familial order. action maintained through this differential traumatic delivery, every man a myth in a city that never wakes; the 24hr news cycle. a movie budget: what the money means and who controls it. heroism enacted through the static meditations on space whereas the disoriented review a mental dislocation in their amoral moments of weakness.