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  • Under the Bridges

    Under the Bridges

    “I’ll take care of you.”  💔

  • Workers for the Good Lord

    Workers for the Good Lord

    ★★★★½

    A perfect companion piece to Celine, the difference being that here redemption is found through a sliver of hope in his immediate reality, by way of friendship, some kind of holy communion, and eventually love, with no boundaries. There is no more need to leave the physical world, or said need is not accessible to him, so he must struggle, go on a rampage, stand his trial and finally let go. Every ordinary action is suffused with a mystical light, there aren’t enough words for Maguette. And maybe the most sublime melding of comedy and drama? I wonder what Hartley thinks of this.

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  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    I thought about what makes this movie, and others in the series, so distinctly marvel, and the ways in which they differ in their construction from movies of a discernibly higher caliber, and in a way, I think it comes down to one keyword: functionality. These movies are mainly characterized by a devotion to narrative (in the plainest sense of the word) over everything else; loud, mind-numbing entertainment and shallow spectacle are designed to take precedence over aesthetics, feeling, composition,…

  • Synecdoche, New York

    Synecdoche, New York

    So oppressively dull I almost fell asleep. Kaufman has no idea how to write believable, well-rounded characters or even infusing them with the faintest sense of humanity, so he decides to fill the runtime with self-referential gimmicks, doppelgangers and overblown, fake deep statements on Life and Death. I could see potential for this kind of material being made into intelligent, effective self-inquiry in the hands of a better filmmaker, but here it just comes off as a (yet another) self-congratulatory…