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  • Close-Up
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  • Monsieur Verdoux
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  • A Season in France

    ★★★½

  • A Night in the Show

  • Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

  • Babo 73

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  • Spider-Man 2

    Spider-Man 2

    ★★★★½

    Props to this ginormous blockbuster for addressing that poverty fucking sucks

  • A Season in France

    A Season in France

    ★★★½

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

    The dominant refugee narrative in the West often undercuts the humanity of those escaping chaos and violence in countries like the Central African Republic, the one Abbas flees with his family. Also ignored is Europe and the United States’ overt participation and perpetuation of humanitarian crises in these countries, with especially France leaning heavily on these countries for the resources, cheap labor, and profits that helped build their colonial empires.

    A Season in France approaches the diasporic struggle of Abbas and…

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  • Mike's New Car

    Mike's New Car

    ★★★

    Capitalism offers the illusion of choice. Mike Wazowski gets a new car with all of these features that, worse than don’t matter, deter him from even using it for its initial purpose of transporting him from place to place. Thus creating more need—the need for maintenance, the need for constant repair, the need for specialists to tell him how to work it. Thank you to the comrades at Pixar.

  • Meetin' WA

    Meetin' WA

    ★★★★

    The best part about this film is that it was made as a substitute for a press conference after Allen’s film Hannah and Her Sisters premiered at Cannes. With Allen and the Cannes audience undoubtably knowing Godard’s work, I do wonder what else they’d expect than this Eric Andre Show-like interview (as a reviewer here hilariously mentioned).

    As I watch more of Godard’s work, I become steadily convinced his films are made for the meme generation. Disregarding Woody Allen’s bourgeois…