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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 2023
pretty good! i don't know how sold i am on the central narrative conceit here, that being the framing of spider-man "canon" as a metaphor for miles' struggle to live life by his own standards. it's maybe too-meta-by-half in a way that doesn't really excite me (though teenage esther would have had her mind blown by it) but it's hard not to appreciate a superhero movie keeping its multi-universe shenanigans so firmly grounded. the first movie's story was faultlessly executed…
The Lighthouse 2019
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
idiots will call this a staggering retelling of the myth of prometheus through the eyes of the american laborer, the fire of the gods becoming success under capitalism, an unattainable fiction that drives men to maddened violence in their pursuit
geniuses will understand that this is a movie about getting drunk and almost kissing ur homie and then getting even drunker and tenderly holding each other as you drift off to sleep
alex garland has made three movies about women in a row and i can't help but find it weird that his entire conception of womanhood is just about being abused and traumatized. annihilation pivots on a scene where a character lists the various traumatic histories of each of the five leads. in this film, jessie buckley's harper isn't even a character at all. her entire persona comes through implication, the idea that we're supposed to side with her because of…