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  • Lucky




    A collection of reviews that I think everyone should read. Some of great analysis, some are a cry for help, some are both and all the things.

    This is a live list I plan to continue to curate so if you have any favorites please leave a comment.

    Last update: apr 29, 2021


    La Strada by reibureibu

    House by Joshua Dysart

    I, Daniel Blake by Mark Cunliffe

    Support the Girls by Kinsey O.


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  • Cairo Station

    Cairo Station


    This film feels like it was dropped into our view from a different Spider-verse. That is because of all the American culture (music, film styles, fashion) reflected back via this secular Muslim prism.

    We are familiar with lusty men, loose women, union organizers, semi-clueless cops and a full cast of schemers and dreamers. All the Western cultural elements are rendered with surprising accuracy including early Rock n Roll by Mike and His Skyrockets played by locals on a train with…

  • Labyrinth of Cinema

    Labyrinth of Cinema


    I’m drowning. The back window on the driver side is stuck wide open. Strips of duct tape are clinging to the door frame while whipping back and forth, efficiently ladling buckets of rain into the car. I’m so wet it doesn’t even occur to me to complain when the driver drops me on the wrong side of the boulevard across from the theatre.

    I have to cross six lanes of traffic and every headlight is just a jagged, crystalized burst…

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  • The Executioner

    The Executioner


    If you are reading this chances are you are neither exceptionally wealthy or poor. But right now, as I write this in March, the year of the pandemic, the world is collapsing around us.

    That means, because of the systemic fragility of runaway capitalism, that you are in real danger of tumbling from the working/middle class into the band of poverty below you.

    You can feel the danger inside you. It is palpable. You can hear it your boss’s hesitant…

  • Seberg


    [There are SPOILERS in the 5th paragraph but that’s OK because you should NOT see this film.]

    Here’s what happened in 1970:

    The FBI manipulated facts and created a completely false narrative in order to fuck with Jean Seberg because she said nice things about black people.

    Here’s what happened in 2020:

    A white Hollywood writer couple with legacy pedigree and an Icelandic via Australian director manipulated facts and created a completely false narrative in order to fuck with Jean…