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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Midnight
  • Lady Snowblood
  • Despair

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  • Batman

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  • The Lego Batman Movie

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  • Where’s Poppa?

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  • CODA

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  • Bells Are Ringing

    Bells Are Ringing

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    I got to be a guest on Cinema60, my favorite podcast! I was so excited to be invited on and had so much fun talking with Bart and Jenna about one of my favorite 60s movies, Bells Are Ringing. Listen to our conversation here!

  • Mahler

    Mahler

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    Compared to a Ken Russell film like Lisztomania, Mahler feels downright normal, though it has its moments of bizarre visual splendor and political provocation that are what Russell is probably best known for today. Perhaps because of his penchant for maximalism through Christian iconography, perverse displays of sexuality, and silent cinema aesthetics, the more tempered but equally as strong and impactful side of Russell's work that is rooted in 19th and early 20th century literary and musical movements gets less…

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  • Batman

    Batman

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    I was really nervous to rewatch this because it had been a while and I loved this movie so very much the first time I saw it, but it was still an absolute slam dunk the second time around

  • CODA

    CODA

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    A few years ago, I embarked on a project to watch all of the Best Picture winners from the Oscars, starting at 1927 and making my way forward. To make a long story short, I gave up at the early 70s (still haven't seen Patton) but hey, I can always pick it back up if I so choose. It was a surprisingly fun project, not because all of the movies were good, many of them were not (there are a…

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  • Hollywood

    Hollywood

    There is a throwaway line in Hollywood where Ernie, hoping the film he's starred in will win Best Sound Editing, is frustrated when that Oscar actually goes to Body and Soul. He calls Body and Soul "that piece of shit".

    Hollywood is built around self congratulatory masturbation for its creators. Lord knows how proud Ryan Murphy must be for rewriting Hollywood history in an attempt to give a voice to Black men and women, Asian-American women, and gay men who…

  • The Housemaid

    The Housemaid

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    The Housemaid is basically only male anxiety. Male anxiety about what would happen if women treated men like how men treat women (systemically not individually). Our main male character is technically in the position of power as a patriarch and a teacher, and when his power goes unchecked, his world is safe and normal. But as soon as a student is inappropriate to him, his grip on male power (specifically sexual dominance) disappears. He is the one being desired inappropriately.…