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  • Ruthless

    Ruthless

    ★★★★★

    The life and times of a sociopathic careerist. Terrifying.

  • Confucius

    Confucius

    ★★★★★

    We all have a duty in the rise or fall of society (and the planet's life support system).

    Unassumingly massive.

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  • mother!

    mother!

    ½

    I think we need a term (say, "Bluff Cinema") for films that play at lofty allegory through muddled and opaque execution. A film that's built on this kind of contradiction is infuriating not because it's "challenging" in any meaningful sense, but because it attacks the audience while shielding itself from critique. Defenders can get away with claims that detractors "didn't get it," because the film's delivery is airy and vague enough to validate virtually any reading.

    As a piece of…

  • Kaili Blues

    Kaili Blues

    As I was walking out of the theater, I heard a man say to the woman beside him, "Y'know, this was directed by the same guy who made 'Uncle Bowie.'"