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  • World of Tomorrow

    World of Tomorrow

    Lines and language that cut right to the heart of the matter in 15 minutes... Hertzfeldt is in the zone.

  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Perfect as a snow globe, sealed off from any reality but itself and the original film.

    The single emotional downbeat of the '86 film is fully exploited, to resonant but final effect, leaving no such opening for the future, because what future is there? It's an ecstatic DMT flood for a dying country and popular cinema.

    If this is too dark, it's just because I'm a child of the military industrial complex who needs to compensate for having his worst buttons successfully pushed. I'll probably see it a third time.