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  • Romeo and Juliet

    Romeo and Juliet

    ★★★

    Everything Bresson wrote about “filmed theatre” could have been a direct response to this specific movie, but aside from that, it’s pretty good!

  • I May Destroy You

    I May Destroy You

    Every good thing about this series has already been unpacked piecemeal by everyone who’s ever reviewed it, because this is a series that demands unpacking. Never, ever does it offer binary scenarios with clear-cut solutions. Every action has a reaction, but it’s rarely equal and never quite opposite. And for a series purportedly about consent (I say “purportedly” only because that description is as reductive as they come), that’s a scary, even dangerous realm to operate in—after all, if there’s…

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  • Cuck

    Cuck

    ½

    Donald Trump’s name is never uttered in Cuck. His likeness is briefly featured, but the man himself is only ever referred to once, and only in the abstract: “our president”. His presence registers with all the weight of an off-brand “Combover Leader” Halloween mask. Barack Obama gets a similar silent treatment, although he’s at least afforded a freakishly anachronistic “Obummer” epithet. This is what we call a “small victory”.

    Cuck is the type of movie where the main character watches…

  • Eighth Grade

    Eighth Grade

    haven't seen this yet but when Elsie Fisher mentioned Letterboxd on Jimmy Kimmel exactly one person in the audience went "woo!" and I just want to know which one of you fuckers it was