When i’d read that corto maltese was a US-backed dictatorship in the comics while the rebels were backed by the soviets and their mission involved some ex-nazi lab I’d hoped it would end up being about them realizing they’ve been sent to (spoiler) destroy evidence of some sort of colonia dignidad. The plot/politics actually end up being p close to that, though I doubt gunn can tell the difference between a pinochet and a Castro which is why the ideology of…
enjoyed this as a collection of footnotes on black crime novels and the history of racial capitalism in Detroit, offers a useful corrective to the conspiracy in schrader’s blue collar that makes UAW the primary contradiction instead of the auto companies they sold their workers (especially black ones) out to (schrader took the wrong lessons from finally got the news), but also felt a bit trapped in amber and missing either some of the energy that propelled logan lucky or the jazzier modulations in vibes from out of sight. still p good as the most political Ed solomon film since super Mario bros.
the amount of people I’m seeing post-sundance doing free labor for the CIA and “bearing witness” to China’s covid response when the US has 400k+ dead, mass poverty and no end in sight to China’s toll of 4635 suggests more people should read the Vijay Prashad, Du Xiaojun, and Weiyan Zhu piece about China’s actual covid response vs the ongoing Cold War 2.0 disinformation campaign about it.
some useful excerpts:
1. A key – and underreported – part of the response…