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  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

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    really weird choice to take bradbury's deeply mundane authoritarianism (a post-war 50s domesticity so high on numbness and passivity that nazi book-burning feels natural) and try and make it into a bombastic resistance actioner with some low-budget Blade Runner aesthetic.

  • Deadpool 2

    Deadpool 2

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    definite improvement over the first. the same meta superhero trope bullshit is present of course but there's less obnoxious bro edginess and more actual jokes (a few of which are genuinely clever, every time they cut to the Vanisher i lost it) and there's at least some semblance of style to the action which obviously helps but surprisingly i was most struck by its palpable undercurrent of despair. unlike the first that did everything in its power to ignore it…

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  • Patriots Day

    Patriots Day

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    a feature length adaptation of blue lives matter twitter and that one interview article where mark wahlberg said he'd have single-handedly prevented 9/11 had he been on one of the hijacked planes

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

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    blows my mind that anyone cares about anything happening in this. they don't even bother to gesture to why we should, it's all cynical obligation to "big", "important" things we understand completely metatextually and then the plot mechanics of how/why it's "big" and "important". not a single character is lost because there isn't one to be found in this, there's absolutely zero interiority, and hardly any quiet moments of reflection or friendship between heroes (only two relationships are foregrounded and…