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  • Judas and the Black Messiah

    Judas and the Black Messiah

    ★★½

    This is one of my favorite trailers ever. Not a huge fan of the movie, sadly. It's more essay than movie, more polemic than story. Movies driven by politics can be great, but they demand a political sharpness from their directors that King just doesn't have. King said in an interview that one of his main goals was that people would google Fred Hampton after watching it, and I think that sums it up pretty well. It seems intended as…

  • Life in a Day 2020

    Life in a Day 2020

    ★★★★½

    we should send this out into space so the aliens won't wanna kill us

    i honestly think this should be compulsory viewing for anybody who uses tiktok regularly. well, it should maybe be compulsory for everybody. but especially if you've become convinced universal camera technology is all about cute dogs and well-edited skits. we have such insane capabilities to intimately document our lives and our happiness and suffering, and to just understand people better, and watching this made me realize…

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  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★½

    i saw this on a date that didn't go particularly well, but we saw this movie, so still in my top 5 dates of all time for sure

  • Soul

    Soul

    ★★★★★

    you can't accept death until you accept life. inject all this eastern philosophy into my veins.

    this is like a giant counterargument to Damien Chazelle's entire career.