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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★½

    still so good. yes it's entertaining and smart but also extremely well written and directed and even though it wears its influences on its sleeves, feels completely new.
    i really like the reading of this film as a trans story. retroactively, so many of the wachowskis' films are about breaking down the rules of our universe and finding new, more fluid ones.
    keanu reeves is perfect in his blankness. he does not get enough credit for his fantastic, bold film choices and his commitment to stunt training. the practical effects really add a lot to this film's force.

  • The Incredible Jessica James

    The Incredible Jessica James

    ★★★★

    fun, sweet, relatable and extremely re-watchable. like a good friend (and a slightly more functional frances ha).
    fantastic to see a well-written and independent female character. even better because she's a woman of color.

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  • Generation War

    Generation War

    ★★★★

    i down know why i started watching this series but after a few minutes i knew i wouldn't be able to stop. i watched all 4 1/2 hours of it in a row. at the end i was sobbing.
    it broke my fucking heart.
    it's melodramatic as hell.
    i like steven spielberg.

    i found this to be one of the most powerful anti-war films i've ever seen. it is a war film completely devoid of heroism (except for one minor…

  • Hollow Man

    Hollow Man

    ★★★½

    hollywood-verhoeven is probably one of my favourite filmmakers of the 90s.

    there is something about how perfectly sarcastic his tone is that blows my mind.