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  • Magic Mike
  • Phone Booth
  • Deepwater Horizon
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  • Shrek

    ★★★½

  • Magic Mike XXL

    ½

  • Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven

  • X2

    ★★★★

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  • Magic Mike XXL

    Magic Mike XXL

    ½

    Bday Watch #2

    in the roman empire, as long as you payed the emperor your taxes, you could worship whoever you want

    emphasis is the most primary tool of propaganda

    the most discordant sequel imaginable & the delusional reengineering of fantasy, in which the most populist liberal ideas of what sex work/male identity & masculinity/gender relations/black liberty/work & occupation means is right, subversive, liberated, in which the status quo is the only way things can or ever should be

    the way in which…

  • Magic Mike

    Magic Mike

    ★★★★★

    these are the only shoes i've got

    shadowing culture; aspirational masculinity & hedonistic glamour displaced by the drought and despair of the financial crash; hollywood lead status imposed on an unsuitable form: mike, who travels past Tampa's country club mcmansion affluence only to toil, haggle and be refused union support in the husk of one; the strippers perform as strippers, yes, and the complex set of voyeur-desire, homosocial relationships and sexual hierarchy that is being explored is important & interesting on its…

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  • Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven

    Showgirls 2: Penny's from Heaven

    Bday Watch #1

    John Waters / Lost Highway (way more about lynch than verhoeven) / Qanon & Pizzagate / Strictly Come Dancing / The Wizard of Oz as the Divining Myth of Cryptofacism / Samhain / Glen or Glenda? / Lady Gaga / Is This Desire? / Ghislaine Maxwell / There are Atom Bombs being tested in Vegas

    far & above one of the most insane, transgressive & feminist movies i have ever seen

  • X2

    X2

    ★★★★

    Bigfoot Vs. DB Cooper

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  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ½

    okay but seriously this time: abjectly one of the worst films i have ever seen in my life. cataclysmic on every imaginable level - a horrible evocation of repulsion & contempt against people with birth deformities, cancer patients, people who've miscarried &/or lost children (and their families - an early reaction to a traumatic miscarriage by the lead's sister is the weakest & most unconvincing thing i have ever seen - & unfortunately, i would know) & rape victims that also manages to be…

  • Ken Park

    Ken Park

    ★★★★

    amanda plummer. what's not to love