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  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    ★★★★½

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

    "the world only makes sense if you force it to," says bruce with certainty. it has to be with certainty because he's about to murder someone, again. in fact the belief is so thoroughly forced that all it takes for it to shatter is the realization that he and his victim's mother share a name. (this may be the only time bruce realizes it but i doubt it's the only time it's been or will be true.) but that's all…

  • Man of Steel

    Man of Steel

    ★★★★½

    in the summer heat of 2016, i (a white enby) was commuting home on a crowded bus through mattapan and the black young adult swaying next to me as we gripped the handholds had a shirt with the Symbol on it. he started talking to me, (i can't now remember how) and though i've had some not great experiences with strangers on the T he seemed very sweet and a few years younger than me so i chatted back guardedly…

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  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    i don't think i will ever not be angry with the nolan batman films.

    but let's just focus on this one scene. the "some men just want to watch the world burn" scene. because it is the perfect evidence for just how committed nolan's films are to casting anyone resisting oppressive systems as villains.

    alfred: a long time ago, i was in Burma, my friends and i were working for the local government. they were trying to buy the loyalty…

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    ½

    <cn:abuse> in college, i had a "friend" who slowly destroyed all those around him with his quest to have "experiences." he ended up hurting a lot of people and then completely justifying it to himself by saying that bad or painful experiences are what teach people to grow. then he set about intentionally hurting people or pushing them in things they weren't comfortable with in order to ~teach them things.

    this shitstorm of a film hit way too close to…