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  • 365 jours à Clichy Montfermeil

    365 jours à Clichy Montfermeil

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Much like Winter on Fire, there is some amazing footage in here of frontline anti-racist/anti-fascist direct action, and the editing helps maintain a brisk pace as it wheels through a year's worth of time if not footage. However, some of the presentation (particularly those closing scenes) seem worryingly liberal in their outlook if I am reading them correctly, presenting the ongoing fight as counter-productive and ungrateful in much the same way that the earlier Fox News footage does. I get the sense from reviews of Ly's first feature that this might be symptomatic of his outlook but there is enough here to intrigue me nonetheless.

  • Be Truly Free

    Be Truly Free

    The runtime may be slight but the vision isn't.

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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    ★★

    when my brother and i were young, we very briefly had a babysitter who would, as soon as my parents left, open his backpack to retrieve his sega genesis and mortal kombat kartridge to commence hours of blood-gushing, spine-splitting fun. but to me the most exciting part was always the transgressiveness of it, knowing that it would inevitably come to an end as soon as someone slipped up. i never thought much about the violence--to me it was something as…