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The new year feels as good a time as any to actually go back to writing stuff on Letterboxd again, so what better way to kick it off than with the movie that's still every bit the untouchable classic it's been for the better part of a century?
It's easy to call this "timeless", but somehow it feels more fitting to call it "human". I love how it taps into this weirdly specific reality of life where George Bailey is…
Every superhero comes with a built-in contradiction: we're supposed to ignore the fact that "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" in favor of the admirable, but idealized fantasy of "With great power comes great responsibility".
Alan Moore understood this implicitly, which is why his comic takes pains to depict how only the most extraordinarily damaged people would ever get to the point where they'd need to put on a mask. Damon Lindelof understood this, which is why it's clear from the very…
What is it that we really want out of these DCEU movies?
This was originally going to be a standard and straightforward Justice League review (fitting, for such a disappointingly standard and straightforward film), but instead I just kept coming back to that very open-ended question and how the answer, whatever that may be, may affect our perception of Zack Snyder's handling of the DCEU to this point - a tenure that, despite being set up as the main architect,…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"We are . . . Americans."
It's 1986. Ronald Reagan is serving his second term as President of the United States. The Cold War is drawing to an unofficial close. Marketing for the charity fundraiser "Hands Across America" - ostensibly aimed towards fighting hunger and poverty - pop up on TV and even T-shirts.
A fun-loving, yet somewhat reckless father takes his wife and young daughter to the Santa Cruz boardwalk for a night at the carnival. And because this…