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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    These things are increasingly turning into nat sec pornography with their global existential crises and their anti-oversight government hero, so maybe it’s not even ironic that they finally encounter (and "disprove") the truth of American nat sec when a character attempts to frame Ethan as the true terrorist—not ironic, just necessary ideological disavowal. One of my favorite things about Rogue Nation before this was that it confronted the consequences of this policy of international intervention, albeit superficially, and Fallout completes…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    ★★★★

    Do you always see the fight first?

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Ever since I joined Letterboxd, nothing has scared me more than the idea of trying to write about 2001: A Space Odyssey. The fact that everything has "already been said" about this masterpiece has itself already been said so many times that there's not even an original means of expressing my lack of originality left at my disposal. So with the knowledge that I will probably never be able to fully encapsulate what makes this my favorite movie of all…

  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "Hey pretty girl, time to wake up."

    There was a time not too long ago when if you asked me what my favorite movie was I might have told you Mulholland Drive. There's a lot going on in the film and I certainly won't claim to understand all of it (something I might have done when it was my "favorite movie"), but I do have a reading of it that seems to answer a lot of the questions it poses,…