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  • A Simple Event
  • Pather Panchali
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • A Moment of Innocence

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  • The Swimmer

    ★★★★

  • Brotherhood

    ★★★½

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers

    ★★★★

  • Dune

    ★★★½

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  • Appropriate Behavior

    Appropriate Behavior

    there is something so boldfaced and nasty about the way that Akhavan weaponizes her culture to make white people laugh in this movie. there are countless jokes about how she "doesn't live in Iran, mom!" and a scene where she mockingly and insincerely describes Iranian cultural practices to make her white partner laugh... a scene that makes her partner seem sympathetic for accepting Shirin's culture while proclaiming its 'actually beautiful'... Honestly its a real fucking head-scratcher as most of the…

  • Just Friends

    Just Friends

    irresponsible, dangerous & downright violent

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  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★½

    the earnestness and sincerity of Sunny Suljic's character is gut-wrenching, the lengths to which he is willing to go to gain acceptance from his older peers is *so* painfully relatable.

    surprised to not see more explorations of his sadomasochistic tendencies in early reviews, something I connected with personally and also felt was an extension of an almost 'pain for pleasure' relationship he had with self-gratification.

  • Father Figures

    Father Figures

    utterly reprehensible, a sick cynical mess driven by the two characters the least deserving of sympathy ive maybe ever seen in film