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  • Rapture
  • Senso
  • The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter
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  • Alison's Birthday

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

  • Chess of the Wind

    ★★★★★

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  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

    the sacrificial symbols of neoliberal representation within an imperialist system thrown back into bourgeoise theater of the climate crisis doomsday clock. also a sadistically dull YA torture porn romance. scenes whiplash between prole agitprop to the point where it's barely allegory anymore, and that same weird "breaking the system from the inside" logic that causes such cognitive dissonance in this that it literally shatters the arena. still, basically every scene is interested in re-sensitization (if only for the sheer thrill…

  • I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

    I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

    ★★★★★

    The best/most Romanian film ever made

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  • Gangs of New York

    Gangs of New York

    ★★½

    Honestly cannot believe they ended the film with a fucking U2 song.

  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ★½

    Downsizing was released in 2004, nominated for 6 Oscars, including best Adapted screenplay, best picture, and best director. The screenplay won the first round of the Blacklist survey for unproduced scripts. The project was picked up originally by Ron Howard and was then around until 20th Century Fox finally began production. David O. Russell, Ridley Scott, and Spike Jonze were all at some point set to direct, and Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, George Clooney, and Kate Winslet were all at…