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  • Chronicle of a Summer

    ★★★★½

  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    ★★★★

  • Bill & Ted Face the Music

    ★★

  • The Kid Detective

    ★★★★

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  • Chronicle of a Summer

    Chronicle of a Summer

    ★★★★½

    "I live by the principle that tomorrow's another day."

    Can a camera really capture the truth of a person's life? Or does it encourage a performance just by showing itself to the subject? Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch sought those answers in a movie that was the first of its kind, which literally invented the term cinéma vérité, their landmark documentary Chronique d'un été (Paris 1960) ["Chronicle of a Summer"].

    Anthropologist Rouch and sociologist Morin collaborated for this sociopolitical diagnosis…

  • Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    Trainwreck: Woodstock '99

    "What the hell happened?"

    This rather compelling brief series – which could have just been one film, like the HBO Max one from a couple months ago – effectively recounts the chaos of Woodstock '99 in three episodes.

    There's a lot of footage here from this Netflix program that I had never seen before, indeed a lot of people probably haven't seen before, that does well to show the clusterfuck of this festival that had high hopes for peace and…

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  • Frozen II

    Frozen II

    The screen glows white in the theatre tonight
    Not a cellphone to be seen
    A film devoid of imagination
    And it needs to be in quarantine

    My face is scowling like a raging storm inside
    Couldn't make it good, heaven knows they tried

    Don't let them in, don't let them see
    Be the good film Frozen I was to me
    Raw deal, this reel, don't let them know
    Well, now they know

    Don't you go, don't you go
    Can't say…

  • Gemini Man

    Gemini Man

    Now, this is a movie all about how
    Will Smith got cloned by a man of renown.
    And I'd like to take a minute, just sit with me,
    I'll tell you how he became de-aged in a film by Ang Lee.

    In west of some laboratory, born and raised,
    In a test tube was where he spent most of his days.
    Chillin' out, maxin', assassinatin' a fool,
    And all shootin' some people to graduate from school,
    When a couple of…