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The Little Mermaid 2023
A film that pretty much gets the Disney Resort treatment, complete with the most superficial expansion of contemporary culture politics, the “Caribbean”, and a subpar showcase of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s chops. Another hostile and shameful cash grab.
It did caught me for the most part, though. My sisters will never witness me feeling this much again—Prince Eric has been fucking me up for twenty-five years now.
The Tragedy of Macbeth 2021
Even charmed by the most sincere of cynicisms, not everything can be excusable for the sake of aesthetic pleasure. Apparently, not even the Scottish Play in the hands of half of the Coen formula.
Petite Maman 2021
Céline Sciamma is, in a way, everything I strive to be: someone with an unmitigated access to inner worlds. She has mastered the art of opening those worlds to her audience through the subtle and underestimated impossible.
This film is about the fervent desire to make contact, to secure closeness, to provoke long-lasting encounters beyond grief, without palliatives and as uninhibited as imagination allows. Sciamma understands the tenderness in the act of moving away from reality to honor our innermost…
Scenes from a Marriage 2021
As we know, marriage and long-term relationships are two different things. Marriage is a sociocultural construct, long-term relationships are an evolutionary heuristic. Marriage is generally predicated on institutions, long-term relationships on personal incentives. But despite these fundamental differences, both forms of union most times converge in a single, sanctified agreement: long-term marriage. This series attempts to amplify the intricate, messy and largely uncontrolled dynamics that arise from such convergence. And with this, it also attempts to dismantle each structure (institutional…