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  • The Arbitrator

    The Arbitrator

    ★★★★★

    Hello again all, shameless I know but check out this (very Carnage-inspired) comedy I wrote and directed in the last couple months! Amazing cast, watch for them :) 

    Anytime at: https://youtu.be/rOtt3nsSZxY 

    Some of us are going on the Artists’ Impressions podcast this week to talk about it, too! And I interviewed two of the cast (about their cultural faves) for my own Playing Favorites show. Keepin’ busy.

    Once again! https://youtu.be/rOtt3nsSZxY 

    💚

  • Passing

    Passing

    ★★★★★

    Sundance ‘21 #8
    Exquisite. Stunning. Knowingly using a weighty phrase: a revelation. As someone who can say firsthand I think about my skin tone in relation to my darker-skinned Black ancestors almost every day, I implore you to ignore those who dismiss this film without understanding that perspective. It’s masterfully done.

    “When is anybody satisfied being anything?”

    Fascinating given Hall’s own background. I encourage everyone to look that up. It’s a modern masterpiece. What a fabulous, ravishing approach.

    “Throw anything away...”

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  • Shiva Baby

    Shiva Baby

    ★★

    I went to Hebrew School for years, I know this exact vibe, except I know it from the perspective of the non-white Jew who is being stared at by everyone else because they're not sure what to make of me. Every single thing in this film is accurate and immediately recognizable and I did not in the least bit enjoy revisiting any of it.

    Skin-crawling and self-assured, but looks for empathy in all the wrong places. Claustrophobic for the hell of it. Finicky, forced faux-relatability. Not recommended.

  • The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

    The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash

    ★★★★½

    When Mick Jagger shows up 😄
    When Bill Murray shows up 😍
    When George Harrison shows up 🤯
    When Michael Palin shows up 🥰
    When Gilda Radner shows up 🤩

    Plus it’s a great great movie! So well edited! So infectiously giddy to make each and every joke. Definition of a gleaming hidden gem. 🍏🚿🫖🎸

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