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  • Eternity and a Day

    Eternity and a Day

    ★★★★★

    I’ve undervalued this for years. Theo’s Mirror, essentially. Its patient mixture of dolly and zoom isolate the world into a vision of nostalgia and its dejection. On the fringes, the political debacles of a country heading into the new millennia, traversing through is a dying man in search of his failures, hoping they’ll remind him of a time he was happier. Magical realism interlaces with a reality that veers in and out of a dreamscape. Layers of aesthetic capture a sundry of emotions, both of coming to terms and refusing to concede. Life felt as it staggers away.

  • Kaala

    Kaala

    A certain maximalism interlacing with systemic political power franchises, disassembling the construction of 'state', with regard to the infrastructure built to sustain self-regulated control over lower classes and the disenfranchised. A mythos is infused with revolution, the labels of impurity reclaimed and exhibited as the foundations of livelihoods, toppling the autocratically enforced perspective that perpetuates the segregation of communities in a cultural dialogue. Revolution, then, becomes a reclamation of rightful statures, people as people and nothing more or less. This…

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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

    It’s rare to see a postmodernist perspective on the superhero film culture, a culture so deeply rooted in the traditions of a mindset rooted in escapism - a response to a world in the midsts of pre-nuclear wars. Comic book films have been so pre-occupied with capturing the essence of thematics contained within the source material that, while a substantial amount of the particulars are certainly relevant, there has been no attempt to transform our perceptions of such historically grandiose…

  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    It's playing theatrically in MOMA. Can we leave it on, now?