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  • Top of the Heap

    Top of the Heap

    war is not healthy for children and other living things

    Mmmmmmmmmmm, ok I guess. Incredibly messy and unfocused, intentionally so. Unfortunately this is more of a mess than messy. There are the smallest moments of clarity and real, palpable anger here, which end up being genuinely compelling, but they're only moments. Ultimately none of it coheres. Plenty of ideas being thrown out here, almost nothing interesting being done with them. Oh well.

    America can wipe out anything

  • Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby

    Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby

    Extremely middling, tiring more than anything

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  • Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

    Jenny Slate: Stage Fright

    ★★★★★

    Find myself coming back to this often since its release, what a beautiful little movie. The manic approach to discussing issues of personhood and loneliness intercut with deceptively simple documentary footage reflecting on the ghosts we carry, both literally and otherwise. The way the film works its way backwards, ending with a quiet, grand thesis, the conversation about stage fright (which feels like a release not dissimilar to that first real breath one takes after choking, drowning, etc.), all phenomenal.…

  • Glass

    Glass

    ★★★★★

    They are miraculously unharmed.