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  • Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    ★★★★

  • We're All Going to the World's Fair

    ★★★½

  • The Pact

    ★★★

  • Întregalde

    ★★★★

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  • Top Gun: Maverick

    Top Gun: Maverick

    ★★★

    "The future is coming," Ed Harris' Cain tells Tom Cruise's Maverick, "and you're not in it." It's the ominously bland macho threat that will voice the new v old/robot v human action picture, and in doing so speaks in stupid words to a deeply stupid issue: drone warfare. Cain's appeal to a future that is totally different to the military now is one that always accompanies conversations about drones, while the certainty of the future's arrival is a direct expression…

  • Maps to the Stars

    Maps to the Stars

    ★★★★½

    Cronenberg's more explicitly genre (body horrific) works dwell on the materialist implications of McLuhan and Freud, where the world is received by the subject through prosthetics. For Freud, "With every tool man is perfecting his own organs, whether motor or sensory, or is removing the limits to their functioning," and for McLuhan the medium is an encompassing membrane. The latter metaphor captures the environment as an immanent world-as-flesh, both extending from the body and folding back into it like oxygen.…

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  • The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight

    I attended this really wonderful lecture on superheroes and the War on Terror, and how a number of very important comics post-9/11 became self-critical in their examination of states of emergency and exceptional politics, and the autoimmune system that leads to the violent pursuit of 'order' becoming the greatest source of chaos. Because superheroes respond to 'emergency' situations and operate within a non-legal or extra-legal capacity to inflict sovereign violence on the enemy (the enemy itself prone to slippage e.g.…

  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★½

    Purposefully restless, Anderson gathers the transitional discomfort of adolescence and young adulthood to see if that nothing time means anything in retrospect. Precocious Gary chases the highs of validation from the 'adult' world that Alana has just entered, and Alana in turn grapples with the fact that at some point people stopped asking her what she wants from life and how she's gonna get it. It takes a child like Gary to ask something like that, and that's why she…