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  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    ★★★

  • Sherlock Holmes

    ★★★

  • Revolver

    ★★

  • Wrath of Man

    ★★½

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  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    ★★★

    Anarchist bomb plots swept up by industrializing
    arms manufacturers in a rush to world war, like a fun
    romp through the wikipedia summary of pynchon's
    against the day. Watson's afghan war vet is met with
    a rival mercenary vet foreshadowing wrath of man?*

    Some of ritchie's obsession with reshaping the
    contours of time becomes poignant in an explosive
    forest battle as developments in guns and bombs
    outflank the increasingly limited contemporary
    understanding our heroes have of how much
    damage weapons…

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    ★★★

    was on a roll w/ guy ritchie movies for some reason
    and when I saw aleph say "that this film casts a
    genuinely scary deep-state british empire cloaked
    in allegedly magical protections as its villain and
    delights in showing the ringleaders exposed
    humiliated, and overthrown by heroes who are
    100% my aesthetic" I decided to rewatch at 3am for
    the first time since the Greensboro dollar theater in
    2009. Was not disappointed, what a genuinely
    weird and idiosyncratic blockbuster the…

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  • In the Same Breath

    In the Same Breath

    the amount of people I’m seeing post-sundance doing free labor for the CIA and “bearing witness” to China’s covid response when the US has 400k+ dead, mass poverty and no end in sight to China’s toll of 4635 suggests more people should read the Vijay Prashad, Du Xiaojun, and Weiyan Zhu piece about China’s actual covid response vs the ongoing Cold War 2.0 disinformation campaign about it. 

    www.thetricontinental.org/studies-2-coronavirus/

    some useful excerpts:

    1.  A key – and underreported – part of the response…

  • The Big Chill

    The Big Chill

    ½

    say what u will about godard but at least weekend had the foresight to condemn all the boomer sellouts in the big chill to a cannibal holocaust.

    by this point the film's rep has sunk to where pointing out why it's bad is like shooting fish in a barrel but it's still galling in a film with no black characters that there's a conversation where a lawyer says she left public defending because all her clients were (cw) scum of…