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  • Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole

    whenever i watch a billy wilder film i never have much to say cause they're just perfect. all i'm gonna say is that our culture's obsession with piling onto and profiting off of stories of tragedy continues to be completely horrific and i don't really see a way out and that's terrifying.

    wish kirk douglas worked with wilder more - he does his brand of charismatic asshole better than anyone else.

  • Pretend That You Love Me

    Pretend That You Love Me

    god. it's been a while since i've seen something so singular and uniquely wrenching. this deserves so much more than 500k views on youtube. one of those films where i viscerally related to basically every part of it, often to very uncomfortable degrees. it takes some of lifes most uncomfortable, painful, and uncertain moments and forces you to sit with them. but i was still totally entertained throughout? masterpiece.

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  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★½

    so disappointing. the first three episodes are bad SNL sketches with some vague gesticulation that "oooh, something's wrong here!", then the next few are pure exposition, and it ends by bringing everything together in the most unsatisfying way possible. They had an interesting concept that dealt with some compelling themes, but in typical Marvel fashion, they were too afraid to actually portray real character and thematically motivated conflict, and ended up making a collection of easter eggs, cheesy dialogue, and…

  • Minari

    Minari

    this is a story of childhood told through details. the way your dad hugs you when he's proud of you. the kooky neighbor down the street. the casual cruelty of kids your age. the games your grandma teaches you to play. the way your heart gives out as you run too fast - ok, maybe that last one's just me. but the point is this film exemplifies the "specific is universal" adage - by telling a story that might seem…