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  • Coming Home

    Coming Home

    “you don’t want to kill anybody here. you have enough ghosts to carry around.”

    a devastating and rich movie i’m sure i’ll return to many times, both for its central romance and the technical and narrative choices that i found both bewildering and fascinating.

    this is a film about a lot of things, and i don’t have the energy or brain power to dissect all of it (was moved by the emphasis of how easily pro-war related propaganda can ruin…

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

    i felt my soul leave my body at least 17 times during this movie, including when i saw an anti governor inslee (gov. of washington, the state i live in) flag in the background of the anti mask protest/rally/whatever. i may be jumping the gun a bit, but i think maria bakalova gives one of my favorite performances of 2020 here. top three territory for sure.

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  • The Lion King

    The Lion King


    simba seeing scary hyenas be like: 😐
    simba nearly perishing at the hands of said scary hyenas be like: 😐
    simba looking at his beloved father’s dead body be like: 😐
    simba seeing his best friend nala after years of separation be like: 😐

  • The Sun Is Also a Star

    The Sun Is Also a Star


    the most entertaining part of this bland experience was the girl behind me farting during the silent climactic scene in a nearly packed theater.