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  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    The Matrix is such a hugely influential film when it comes to action cinematography. Bullet time is so fucking cool, the choreography is awesomely bad-ass. The aesthetic and soundtrack are also peak 90s. Keanu Reeves is amazing, as is the rest of the cast, and their outfits make me want to go join a 90s hacking gang. But what I love the most about The Matrix is how the whole thing is a (very thinly veiled) metaphor for coming out…

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  • The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    ★★★★½

    Truly astounding the level of mental gymnastics some will go through to justify their wite supremacy and bigotry.

    Watched for First Peoples' Cinema (FMST 217) as part of the unit 'Visions in Experimental Film, part 1: Embodied Knowledge', on a private Vimeo link with Popi

    Lists:
    Non-Narrative/Avant-Garde: Best to Worst (#14 as of this review)
    Short Films: Best to Worst (#27 as of this review)

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

    ★★★★★

    Watched the alt-universe mode, which is a bonus feature that combines storyboards, unfinished footage, deleted scenes, the spider-ham short, and all of the rest of the movie itself, into one huge experience. It was really fun, I loved seeing all the different stages of animation in action, and seeing what could have made it into the movie. Was also happy to see the movie itself again, amidst all the extras. Obviously it felt weirdly paced and disjointed, I mean the…

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  • The Kiss

    The Kiss

    ★★★★★

    Gotta love that the first kiss ever captured as a motion picture was between two women.

    Watched as part of a series of early Muybridge animal locomotion plates on the YouTube channel Animal Locomotion. I'll be going through the whole collection and adding the ones missing from the Letterboxd database when I get the chance. The video I chose had around 10 but only this one had an entry on Letterboxd.

  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing

    ★★★★★

    As powerful, poignant and relevant today as it was 40 years ago. That's a major problem. We need to do better. We need to be better. We need to make major system wide change happen, and we need to make it now. Call your MP, call your senator, call whoever represents you in the government, make your voice heard, sign petitions, donate if you have the means. Black Lives Matter. Full stop. 🖤✊🏿

    And for my fellow Canadians, we need…