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  • Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the '60s in Brussels
  • Lovers Rock
  • Millennium Mambo
  • The General Line

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  • Cigarette Burns

    ★★★

  • Sister Act

  • Fearless Hyena

    ★★★½

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

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  • Cigarette Burns

    Cigarette Burns

    ★★★

    Watched via Vimeo upload with Dutch subtitles from user reedusrage — a big Norman fan, it seems.

    A very happy birthday to our dark lord and savior JC 😈🙏

  • The Matrix Resurrections

    The Matrix Resurrections

    ★★★★★

    Fifth time watching this and I can’t get over how massive it feels? Post-Sense8, it’s now apparent to me how complete the Wachowski filmography already was; yet this somehow manages to be maybe their best yet? I’m honestly amazed, and still catching up.

    “The choice is an illusion. You already know what you have to do.” While not solely about this, RESURRECTIONS is very much, especially in its first hour, concerned with the fundamental need to create, not just in…

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  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    "I hate myself

    I hate myself

    I hate myself

    For loving you"

    The text people are searching for to decode this bizarre film is Hiroki Azuma's critical theory book Otaku: Japan's Database Animals. I first heard of the book through McKenzie Wark, who, following Azuma, posited that Japan had begun grappling with post-modernity several decades earlier than the rest of the world. This I think is true, because what began in Japan can be seen emerging in the United States…

  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★★

    Part 1/x: 

    From the zero-G post-cinematics of its first shot, a digital tableau of Superman impaled upon Doomsday’s spear-tipped arm, ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE promises a cinema whose massive expense can’t help but create something new. Just what that new thing is, I’m not sure anyone can say yet. Money seems an abstraction in talk of this film; fair enough, there’s plenty else to focus on, but a lot of capital is at work here too, thrown together hastily in…