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  • La Haine

    La Haine

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    So Far, So Good: Unpacking Racial Hatred in “La Haine”

    Matthieu Kassovitz’ 1995 drama French film “La Haine” opens with the world on fire. The opening credits are intercut with real footage of Paris riots, and with that, the viewer is thrown into a politically divided Paris, and the housing projects surrounding it. “La Haine” translates to “hate,” an idea prevalent through this film, which depicts 20-hour-period in the life of three young immigrant friends—Vinz, Said, and Hubert— following violent…

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★

    BASED CRUISE DOES IT AGAIN

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  • Moulin Rouge!

    Moulin Rouge!

    ½

    I haven't even seen this, but:

    youtu.be/f4KqUxfCnXY

    Update: I have seen it now, and it really is this bad.

  • Call Me by Your Name

    Call Me by Your Name

    ★★★★½

    This is far and away the best film of the year.

    The direction is incredible. It's slow, hypnotic, edited like a memory. Every shot holds a magical essence of memories of a lost summer, of a life-changing experience, of love and heartbreak. So much is said in images. When there's freedom we get sweeping shots of the Italian countryside, when there's danger we get close and dark, it doesn't seem right. We can see character intention's through their blocking and…