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  • Mother

    Mother

    this didn't really work for me, and i'm not sure why. incredible sound and imagery at times, as expected for a director Bong movie. it might've been in the acting or the casting of the son, which felt wrong to me. it might've been all the red herrings, which started to get a little frustrating.

    the ending was great of course, and that made up for a lot. but I can't help feel like the profundity of the message isn't quite there.

  • Election

    Election

    ★★★★★

    Wow.

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  • Pretend It's a City

    Pretend It's a City

    Pretend I watched more than the first part.

    While it's true, probably, that New York is much worse now than in the 1970s, despite the urban blight, the murders, the rapes, the police brutality (it was even worse then believe it or not), the hate crimes, the petty crimes, the slum lords, and so on, I don't care.

    What value is this kind of nostalgia? It's probably great for the older people who lived through it, and this is a…

  • A Kid from Coney Island

    A Kid from Coney Island

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is an odd one.

    The movie starts off strong, detailing Marbury's rise in 1990s New York. Bringing in New York street ball legends, his family, and Cam and Fat Joe, it's exciting and the style suits his meteoric rise.

    From there it goes into his time in the NBA, but unfortunately provides very little information about what happened behind the scenes. Marbury's problems are vague - he was on bad teams, he was homesick, he didn't know how to…