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  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 60s in Brussels
  • Clueless
  • Millennium Mambo
  • Marry Me

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  • The Sunchaser

    ★★★★

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi

    ★★★

  • Spiderhead

    ★½

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  • The Sunchaser

    The Sunchaser

    ★★★★

    They said this day wouldn't come
    We refuse to run
    We've only just begun
    You'll find us chasing the sun

    [series of absurdly hard(-well) nested drops]

    I wouldn't want to make too much of this but the fact remains that at one point Woody Harrelson's character, Michael, walks into a pharmacy and requests progesterone. It's a ruse to get other medicines for his fugitive patient and captor, but....

    Idk what else to say. I'm sure I'll be back for this…

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    It’s time to let go — with another trip to the eternal 1980s. Whatever it would look like to “let go,” this isn’t it, a problem neither Kosinski nor Cruise are equipped to solve. The former at least has the excuse of an invite to tightly-managed property whose reputation precedes him. Like co-writer Christopher McQuarrie, Kosinski seems to have secured a spot in the Tom Cruise brand management team, which he’s now used twice to boost his own career as…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    "I hate myself

    I hate myself

    I hate myself

    For loving you"

    The text people are searching for to decode this bizarre film is Hiroki Azuma's critical theory book Otaku: Japan's Database Animals. I first heard of the book through McKenzie Wark, who, following Azuma, posited that Japan had begun grappling with post-modernity several decades earlier than the rest of the world. This I think is true, because what began in Japan can be seen emerging in the United States…

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    I feel like, in response to growing up and realizing they’re not meant to be important artists or leaders or activists or whatever, and that they’re just living an ordinary adult life like the rest of us, certain millennials have just doubled down on that disappointment from the high expectations they had in childhood and are now like, actually I am the *most* important person in every universe that exists. Multiversal main character syndrome.

    With an escalating mass mental health…