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  • Inventing the Future

    Inventing the Future

    Inventing the Future presents a unique challenge to write about, for me personally and in general.

    Personally, because of my involvement in both production and performance capacities, I have been hesitant to formulate my thoughts and responses. However, with the release of ‘Four Talks’ on Kinet, a wonderful compilation of interviews and Q&As at various screenings around the world with the director, Isiah Medina, I am spurred on; to improvise on a quote from him, “The distance I have to…

  • A Hidden Life

    A Hidden Life

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    The most immediate thing to address, before being able to deal with the work itself is to dispel any idea that it is a christian movie. It is no more christian than, say, Knight of Cups is. Like Scorsese, Terrence Malick represents a particularly troubled christian perspective in the American arts. Both directors concern themselves with probing these questions directly and, Malick, like Scorsese, is ultimately, more an artist than he is a christian. Incapable of offering any religious…

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  • La Chinoise

    La Chinoise

    ★★★★★

    la chinoise is a movie for communists. you think i’m showing off because i’m being read, but i’m sincere this is not just for letterboxd. when you’re in the theatre, in 2019, between screen and projector, watching la chinoise, it is immediately clear for whom the world is decided and for whom the world is undecided. for whom the world is permanently capitalist and for whom any real idea of justice exists.

    in the haitian revolution, black and white were…

  • Weekend

    Weekend

    weekend is a fistfight in a hall of mirrors, godards throwing punches at reflections and refuses to admit that’s what they are. it is presented as a scathing critique of the bourgeoisie but that critique has no value for real militants, it does not open the eyes of people who are working on garbage trucks, fast food tills or garment factories and it certainly doesn’t undress, embarrass or genuinely convert the supremely comfortable. it is a movie filled with a…