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Post1000Tension

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  • Millennium Mambo
  • Eden
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  • The Art of Mirrors

    ★★★★

  • The Myth of the American Sleepover

    ★★★

  • Flavio

    ★★★½

  • Silent Night

    ★★★½

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  • The Art of Mirrors

    The Art of Mirrors

    ★★★★

  • Flavio

    Flavio

    ★★★½

    “He says God forgot us, but he still goes to church.”

    Gordon Parks’ first directed film, about a boy’s life in Rio de Janeiro. Great photographs and finely-detailed observations about the poverty Flavio and his family live with in their favela. It seems Parks published a book called Flavio too, which I would guess reprises the subject.

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  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ½

    I feel like, in response to growing up and realizing they’re not meant to be important artists or leaders or activists or whatever, and that they’re just living an ordinary adult life like the rest of us, certain millennials have doubled down on that disappointment from the high expectations they had in childhood and are now like, actually I am the *most* important person in every universe that exists. Multiversal main character syndrome.

    With an escalating mass mental health crisis…

  • Ready Player One

    Ready Player One

    "I hate myself

    I hate myself

    I hate myself

    For loving you"

    The text people are searching for to decode this bizarre film is Hiroki Azuma's critical theory book Otaku: Japan's Database Animals. I first heard of the book through McKenzie Wark, who, following Azuma, posited that Japan had begun grappling with post-modernity several decades earlier than the rest of the world. This I think is true, because what began in Japan can be seen emerging in the United States…