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  • Idaho The Movie

  • Always Be My Maybe

    ★★★½

  • Kill the Irishman

    ★★½

  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

    ★★★★

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  • Generation Wealth

    Generation Wealth

    ★★½

    Can one document one's own self-delusion or denial of reality? Besides a film that presents some self-discovery about the costs and limitations of extravagant wealth, this is an attempt to present the filmmaker's own paradoxical self-awareness. She admits in voiceover that for her, the weakness is not about money and what that can provide her, and then she weaves her story as in the same vein as the others. Granted not all of them address the issue of wealth directly…

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    ★★★½

    Wow. True. This made me so tired.

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  • Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

    Well this is just a bad movie. It is unthoughtful and unfocused, minimally even about its title topic. (Ugh.) The central heroes are vapid and I spent too much energy imagining knocking them over whenever they went in for a hug when everybody barely wanted a handshake. What even is Dan Harris about here, too? I gave most of what I owned away and this movie had nothing of insight or even believability to show about such things. I feel like I'm just getting started and look how many words I have spent expressing the badness of this doc.

  • Hitler's Children

    Hitler's Children

    ★★★½

    It's subtle and it's disturbing. One section confronts how far humans may go not to see. The whole thing dispels the myth of an ending in real life. No happy ending, no putting things to rest, no final redemption, no clear condemnation by association. But it does produce worthy reflection and is horribly familiar. Our collective histories and presence in torture, oppression, dehumanization, denial, survival, reconciliation, avoidance, protection...