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  • Le Cercle Rouge

    Le Cercle Rouge

    ★★★½

    A slow burn of a movie but goddamn that heist scene was sexy.

  • Arrival

    Arrival

    ★★★

    This could have been a kind of cool film about linguistics but.....

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  • Chaco

    Chaco

    Honestly, couldn’t make it through the entirety of this movie. I found it unbelievably hard to follow, perhaps because I had so little context about Bolivian history, or the war between Bolivia and Paraguay, or the different indigenous groups which made up the milita. Satire is really difficult when you understand so little about the object of the satire. 

    Also the subtitles were incomplete at times, and the lack of closeups was kind of distracting.

  • Sorry to Bother You

    Sorry to Bother You

    ★★★½

    This was definitely a movie made by a human being! I feel like “unpolished” is overused, but this was definitely that. Boots Riley was evident in every aspect and it was honestly refreshing to see a movie so willing to defy convention and embrace the detours of its creator, even if those detours sometimes went on a hair too long.

    I also thought it made a really comprehensive, if at times heavy-handed, critique of capitalism. “Your boss is exploiting your…