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  • Arrival
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Winter's Bone
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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  • I Want You Back

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

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  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

    It’s bad. Not quite as offensively bad as the Crimes of Grindelwald but still bad. There aren’t even many fantastic beasts in this one. Plus Newt’s role has been significantly diminished which doesn’t help. Skip it.

    Also transphobic writers can go to hell.

  • The Fallout

    The Fallout

    I think what makes this film so powerful is that even though it’s about a mass shooting, the filmmakers deliberately choose not to show the shooting or the shooter. The incident and everything following is shown from the prospective of the survivors and their struggle to deal with the emotional fallout. This choice makes absolutely certain that the shooting itself isn’t glorified the way it accidentally is in some other well meaning films about the same subject.

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  • Passengers

    Passengers

    One of the worst examples of the "Abduction as Romance" trope I've ever seen in a movie. The narrative revolves around male entitlement and never resolves its deeply creepy and downright criminal premise.

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    Welp Aaron Sorkin sorkined the hell out of The Trial of the Chicago 7. The movie makes a bunch of stuff up to de-radicalize the leftist politics of the activists in order to deliver a watered-down liberal message. Some lines are even copy-pasted wholesale from other Sorkin projects. Tom Hayden and Dave Dellinger, in particular, were much more radical and principled then is shown on screen. The Chicago 7 were not solely motivated by the deaths of American soldiers in…