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  • Fyre Fraud

    Fyre Fraud

    ★★★★

    I thought I knew what a shitshow the Fyre Festival was. I knew nothing. Nothing! This was wild. Don't bother with the Netflix one, which was produced by the same buttheads that this documentary rips into.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★★

    I saw ROMA in a 70mm print at the Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn.

    I thought it was masterful, carefully observed, and heartbreaking. The main thing I want to write about here is ROMA's depiction of class, probably its core theme.

    Cleo is beloved by the family, and has sacrificed everything to be with this family, she loves the kids and the mom, and they love her, but ultimately to them she is always going to be the maid. The grandmother takes…

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  • Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

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

    I can name you a half dozen video games off the top of my head that interrogate the nature of interactivity with better nuance and depth than this Mazes-and-Monsters-level tripe. Ready? Here: Stanley Parable, Undertale, Nier:Automata, Spec Ops:The Line, Beginner's Guide, Life Is Strange. Any of those games will give you more thought-provoking look at themes of choice and the observer/character relationship than this.

    Okay. Black Mirror sucks in general, because I can always feel Charlie Brooker nudging me in…

  • They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

    They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

    ★★★½

    This was great but I was hoping to hear more about the post-1987 journey of Other Side of the Wind. What got it from the vaults in France to Netflix? Who edited it? Bogdanovich?  The documentary doesn’t say, but just wraps up around Welles’ death.  Still, a great overview of the later years of one of the true auteurs.