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  • Q: Into the Storm

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  • Inside Llewyn Davis

    Inside Llewyn Davis

    Watched this again as part of my Bob Dylan wave. Think there’s a funny irony to the film’s aesthetic, it looks soft and beautiful and nostalgic (and the music is gorgeous) but it depicts an absolutely brutal realist circular narrative with no resolution. That’s rock and roll baby, it’s bleak on one level but tbh as a bit of a burnout i find films about not making it kind of affirmative

  • Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

    Poly Styrene: I Am a Cliché

    Watched at Leeds City Varieties with Jo, trying to reclaim the city centre after Jo got harassed by anti vaccine protesters on Saturday. Nazi posters, fuck off.

    Loved this film, very tender portrayal of a complicated mother/daughter relationship and an artist being destroyed by the deadening commodification she was satirising in her lyrics. Part of me wanted an angrier film really, it was so unfair what they did to Poly - her band mates, her label, the music press, her…

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  • Q: Into the Storm

    Q: Into the Storm

    This rocked, it makes a compelling argument that QAnon is best understood as a top down distributed and coordinated intelligence project rather than a purely emergent mass phenomenon like it’s often characterised. I think this is made clear by the movement’s disintegration and factionalisation since Trump lost the 2020 election.

    Like obviously there is a great deal of psychosis in the american collective unconscious but that’s nothing new - it takes serious organisational effort to cohere that into a movement…

  • Darkman

    Darkman

    Self iso 2 film 3, revived discord movie club with this low key banger. Shoutout to anyone who’s ever been credited as HELICOPTER GRIP