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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    Like most black folk, my impressions of Elvis have always been plain indifference. The man had a voice, a stage presence, and I did like some of his recordings (“In the Ghetto” is a white savior anthem, but GOD those strings), but there’s nothing he did that countless black artists haven’t done before, or we’re doing at the peak of his relevance, which managed to be two miraculous decade-long runs. Baz Luhrmann pulls all the parlor tricks to kick up…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    Far more interested in the idea of Nicolas Cage than the craft of the man, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is amusing for moments but mediocre as it trails the same line as a Reddit thread of self-important nerds imagining the concept of a movie where Cage plays himself fighting a real crime. All the gags relating to the most surface level of Cage roles and other offerings related to cinema are an attest to that while providing no…

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  • Bo Burnham: Inside

    Bo Burnham: Inside

    "I hate Woody Allen physically, I dislike that kind of man. He has the Chaplin Disease; that particular combination of arrogance and timidity sets my teeth on edge. Like all people with timid personalities his arrogance is unlimited. Anybody who speaks quietly and shrivels up in company is unbelievably arrogant. He acts shy, but he loves himself; a very tense situation. It's people like me who have to carry on and pretend to be modest. To me, it's the most…

  • Cuck

    Cuck

    Who is this for? Literally who?

    The left will hate the bigoted main character who starts out that way (there’s no descent down the alt-right rabbithole as the marketing would have you believe). The right will hate him because he’s a strawman. He’s unsympathetic in every way because he’s the agent of his own demise, picking fights with minorities and openly calling women “bitches,” but also nearly every woman in the film is a straw feminist dropping buzzwords suddenly and…