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  • Inception

    Inception

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    β€œYou’re waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don’t know for sure. But it doesn’t matter, because you’ll be together.”

    β€” Not we'll. You'll.

    β€œShe had locked something away, something deep inside her. A truth that she had once known, but chose to forget.”

    β€” Dom Cobb is a masculine fiction that Mal, a transgender woman, invents to survive a world that she…

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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    What happens to Zeus when he's hit by lightning? The same thing that happens to everything else.

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  • When Marnie Was There

    When Marnie Was There

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    I saw When Marnie Was There this morning. By evening I was on my way to the theater to see it again. That's a first for me.

    It wasn't just that my local cinema provided both dubbed and subtitled screenings. Sure, I wanted to see both versions. But more than that, I wanted to return to the world of this movie because it stirred some deep nerve cluster that connected my childhood to my adulthood. That's a quality that I've…

  • Sleeping Beauty

    Sleeping Beauty

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    I watched this as a prelude to seeing Maleficent, for the first time since I was a very young child. At a scant 75 minutes, its plot is too simple and iconic to forget. But what leapt out at me, viewing the film as an adult, is how thinly-disguised its explorations of patriarchal sexuality are.

    Because, really, who wins in the end? The two kings, one of whom assigns his young son to marry the other's newborn girl, in a…