• Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

    ★★★

    being 'just a girl' thematizes personal fruition in a way you rarely see in this era of girls comedy and differentiates their uniquely emboldened fantasies. the creation itself takes only some of the wrong influences of mary tyler moore, but every final episode has an implied...

    goodbye, tuscon high school,
    farewell, sandy frink,
    it's a long long way to venice beach,
    but my heart's right there.

    kindness, as the agency against the passive syntactical sexual economy. happy memories for a happier future, high school extends forever.

  • Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai

    Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai

    ★★★★

    the erosion of time by space. prayer lights up the world, the nightmare realm persisting beyond the experiential conduit of being-as-place into, instead, experience manifest in the psychic realization of intersubjective harmony. the garden for everyone where realness in nature is a communal tie to eternal present; remembering our ancestors from the presentist ontology of ordered spectrally aesthetic mnemosyne towers with personally consistent aspatial renditions of flesh. look how happy they are—the medium effects the harmonization of relations between people…

  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    something new, just out of reach on the horizon, for eternity. like the flash of a lightbulb. wish this was just a 2hr documentary instead tbh.

  • Wicked City

    Wicked City

    ★★

    neo-tokyo under attack!, trauma in the neoliberal iron and concrete skyscraper technocracy from after the age of idealism (理想の時代) transplanted through the cultural fiction of safety narratives (black guards) and political terrorism in the animistic plane. reassembles the messianic body through union of desire, sex on the chancel, fingers intertwined with those penetrative violent nails initially hidden by surrounding flesh; the body seduced by the [non-demonic] world. to be re-emphasised against the mournful bluish palate in favor of the sensory…

  • Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story

    Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story

    self-serving in that it actively railroads the issue into remaining captive to that same form of univocal cultural structure that sustained savile's celebrity throughout his lifetime. catharsis for his associates under the ontology of relational memory.

  • Project A

    Project A

    ★★★★

    drapes (flags, sails, curtains, rugs) that conceal (inter-institutional tension); power among the family, speaking in metaphors. it all explodes in a remarkably un-physical act of violence. verticality and reorientation, cultural geography and the royal navy's strategic depth. the uniformed police hypothesis supports such a coordination of matters that nevertheless fail to center hong kong in rediscovery following reactive imperial expropriation.

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★

    this one's all sentiment for me. growing up doesn't mean you don't still love that which you've come to remark with such a casual indifference. the restaurant was always bob's ideal, his happiness; but never as much as his kids. beginning again (fourth time's the charm!) but this time understanding your parents' reasoning—that this drives the conflict between the fischoeders is no accident certainly. reminds me of the very brief very dear ending speech bob gives to gene at the end of s05 e05, "listen gene you may get distracted from time to time, but i love you and i love who you are." <3

  • Antz

    Antz

    ★★★★★

    general mandible runs a statist enterprise, corporatist, fascistic (obviously). overproduction is teleological, self-annihilation under social reconstitution of the eugenicist programme; defining mythology in the matrilineal monarch. and yet it's so brutally open about what a utopia is, the state of nature undefined but given clarity through transposed reverse-odyssey in personal loyalty to what amounts as the symbolic agent of a national polity: the embodied princess. the national feminine. conquer idleness, nothing satisfies like work is a flimsy proposition when faced…

  • Return of the Jedi

    Return of the Jedi

    ★★★

    use your feelings! or they'll betray your sister to vader, they are the composite intermediary and they serve as hope for the future as well as connection to the past. watching people die, and not just die but disappear, into becoming one, by cremation, into the sarlacc pit, a burst of flames and disintegration into an eternal environment; differentiation within the family is the space for redemptive grace, although leia remains uniquely positioned as the symbolic mother, inchoate, she facilitates…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    contracted a small fear going into this that i would be the only person there not laughing at cult-of-cage branded superimposition of multi-textual resignifying narrative forms of cinematic history &c. &c.

    i was indeed not laughing.

  • Men

    Men

    intersex body horror, the primordial man and cycles of urbane traumatic self/re-definition. sarah everard and english paganism in the mysticization of a seeded geographical belief under the purview of divine will, reintegration of oppression against the kyriarchal discipline of hermeneutic subordination. agamemnon had it coming.

  • High School II

    High School II

    ★★★★

    i'm not being unfair with you. an interesting response to the didacticism of the teachers' teachers present in wiseman's '68 film. both engage with this theme, but the long revisitations of space and topic and form in the debate and praxis of schooling here really reveals the power that underpins any ostensible development of thought in ideological production of socio-democratic concerns. engagement with the fundamental principles of society drawn attention to by the discursive camera.