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

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  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    ★★★★½

  • Prey

  • Death and Transfiguration

    ★★★★

  • The Water Diary

    ★★★

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  • Distant Voices, Still Lives

    Distant Voices, Still Lives

    ★★★★½

    Life after Dad.

  • Death and Transfiguration

    Death and Transfiguration

    ★★★★

    This is the first film I’ve sat down to watch since moving into my new living space about two weeks ago. I felt like there should be some significance to whatever I marked the occasion with, though since I just moved out of my mom’s house, it ended up being a sad viewing in some very particular ways.

    As the queer child of a mother raised Catholic, I think I am able to understand the sadness of my own life…

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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…