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  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    [some conceptual spoilers - if you want to go in blind stop reading]

    The characters and the story, in fact the entire Western genre alluded to here, have all been stripped of the American mythological trappings of Evil and Pioneer Nobility and Rugged Individualism and laid bare in service of a heartrending portrait of broken people acting in broken ways.  

    Phil is a character I am totally unfamiliar with in this setting: a cruel brute who is acting out…

  • Hail Satan?

    Hail Satan?

    que este movimiento exista en los EEUU es ridiculo y necesario

    Como era de esperar, esta película pregunta si EEUU es una "nación cristiana" o no. Pero la verdadera respuesta, ahora y siempre, es que es ambas cosas.

    Mira, el hombre que escribió "Todos los hombres son creados iguales" se fue a casa esa noche y violó a su esposa esclava. Desde ese momento, esta es el estado natural, esta dicotomía es el signifacado de ser Americano. Norte / Sur,…

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  • The Executioner

    The Executioner

    ★★★★★

    If you are reading this chances are you are neither exceptionally wealthy or poor. But right now, as I write this in March, the year of the pandemic, the world is collapsing around us.

    That means, because of the systemic fragility of runaway capitalism, that you are in real danger of tumbling from the working/middle class into the band of poverty below you.

    You can feel the danger inside you. It is palpable. You can hear it your boss’s hesitant…

  • Seberg

    Seberg

    [There are SPOILERS in the 5th paragraph but that’s OK because you should NOT see this film.]

    Here’s what happened in 1970:

    The FBI manipulated facts and created a completely false narrative in order to fuck with Jean Seberg because she said nice things about black people.

    Here’s what happened in 2020:

    A white Hollywood writer couple with legacy pedigree and an Icelandic via Australian director manipulated facts and created a completely false narrative in order to fuck with Jean…