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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Peking Opera Blues

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  • Sense8: Creating the World

  • Italian Spiderman

    ★★★

  • Mystics in Bali

    ★★★½

  • For a Young Filmmaker

    ★★★★

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  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    When logic and proportion
    Have fallen sloppy dead,
    And the White Knight is talking backwards
    And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
    Remember what the dormouse said:
    "Feed your head. Feed your head. Feed your head"

    There's no concern given to the myth of a broader cultural legacy, only the specific effect art and revolution has on individuals moved and recognized by it. Bugs and Lexy, two of the new characters introduced as having already been freed from the…

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    ★★★★½

    The first thing a young Benedetta is taught: "your body is your biggest enemy"

    Such is the life in the convent, a matriarchal society spare for the rule of Jesus, here a genital-less, androgynous figure, that keeps its relative safety from patriarchal cruelty through demure posturing. Sex is power, body autonomy is power, and the restriction of the understanding of this is what allows the male reign of the time to control convents, which were essentially a haven for women…

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  • Italian Spiderman

    Italian Spiderman

    ★★★

    At last, I watched the Spiderman multiverse movie everyone was on about. Personally, I don't get the uproar about Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire's appearances. They didn't lie when they said they weren't in the new movie!

  • Mystics in Bali

    Mystics in Bali

    ★★★½

    Incredibly pulpy, this was pretty fun and a great depiction of cultural fetishism. Americans can't write their own monsters so they meddle with others. Not enough of you are calling this gutsy then clapping st yourselves for the pun. In terms of sfx, sure it kinda looks like a poorly photoshopped cryptid, but random glowing and exposed organs were never neorealism were they

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  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    For those of you saying this wasn't clearly gay enough:
    - Columbia logo literally shoots rainbows
    - what appears to be a parody of a Subaru
    - daddy issues
    - car lands in the dashcon ballpit
    - Le Tigre song
    - Y tu mama tambien parody dvd
    - Portrait of a Lady on Fire themed short film
    - "my parents haven't figured me out yet"
    - performative femininity/cowboy/ska phases
    - asks a girl to prom
    - pride pin
    - voiced…

  • Titane

    Titane

    ★★★★★

    Femininity as feral, firey violence; masculinity as docile, watery submission.

    Crash made in a generation with an innate need to put labels to every individual feeling, here that urge is reductive. A cold, metallic study of violence, responding to a world obsessed with ownership in bodily (auto)nomy. Perceptive society is as easily fooled as driving without lifting the parking brake, everything is about image and first impressions. Car shows are decked out with near nude women and human eroticism, because…