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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    The permission given to young people to distance themselves from "toxic" relationships has devolved into the mal-appropriated 'cancel' and so the ancient stories of the Prodigal Son from the West (Luke 15) and the East (Lotus Sutra chap. 4) or any descendant rendering of Young Person Estranged from Parent is, all of a sudden, given a razor sharp acuity in 2022.

    The sons all gripe about dad withholding money in the ancient version which translates to a mother fat shaming…

  • George Carlin's American Dream

    George Carlin's American Dream

    Carlin used audience discomfort via vulgarity and nihilism as a tool to tell his truth. In this film Stephen Colbert (as a talking head expert on Carlin) didn't trust Carlin's audience to "follow" that the expression of "dark" things was exposé commentary. In fact his Occam's Razor explanation was that Carlin was simply that nihilist and Colbert thought that was icky.

    Colbert and Roseanne were looking for that Don Rickles wink-wink It Was all a Joke philosophical "back door." When…

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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

    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…