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  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm


    low-key the only Batman movie that has ever done serious character work around bruce wayne, who is presented as a man who wants and needs the love and care of another person but whose trauma proves too much to overcome.

  • Highlander: Endgame

    Highlander: Endgame


    it makes no sense, it looks like shit, and i love it

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  • Hamilton



    I don’t think I have anything original to say about HAMILTON as musical theater. It’s a real achievement! Fun, exciting, innovative and, at points, genuinely moving. 

    I do have a few thoughts on HAMILTON as a historical narrative and as an ideological project, and I’ll use my review to think out loud on both subjects.

    The HAMILTON narrative depends on stripping the American founding of much of its context. The only way to present the titular hero as a striving…

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


    It is undeniable that THE RISE OF SKYWALKER is a reaction to THE LAST JEDI and an attempt to satisfy a vocal cadre of fans who rejected the previous movie for its attempt to subvert the tropes of a Star Wars film.

    Unhappy that the principal cast was separated for most of TLJ? Well, TRoS keeps them all together for most of its runtime.

    Unhappy with Rian Johnson’s clear contempt for bloodlines and familial legacies? Well, TRoS makes clear that…