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Quick-Thoughts: Borat (2006)

Confession: I have seen and rewatched about a million Borat clips during my time on Earth, HOWEVER, I have never actually seen the full movie until now. I know: you caught me; I’m a fake fan! As a whole, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan is pretty f**king hilarious! […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Travis Scott’s Music Video “90210”

Listened to Rodeo a couple weeks ago; thought it was pretty great, which is surprising considering my mismatched inklings on ASTROWORLD. 90210 may very well be the best song on that LP; it’s damn near ideal; Kacy Hill, the transitioning, tom-toms, classic piano, artificial guitar-amp bass, adequate autotune implications, the Kanye West and 70s jazz […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Screened at Cinépolis • ??? Viewing • Warning: Spoilers Ahead Welp, I take back my claim that there “isn’t even one dud in the OG eight-part Harry Potter series.” From a disoriented script with downgraded dialogue, unusually over-the-top acting direction for some unusually non-over-the-top characters that does not concur well especially after Prisoner of Azkaban, […]

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Quick-Thoughts: The Boys Season 2

Spoilers Warning for Season 1 of The Boys (Not Season 2) The last-minute ex-machinas and mcguffins have nearly doubled in the second season of The Boys. The excessive dramatic ventures around the middle portion of the season are often platitude, as well. The pacing of the show has also gotten marginally rocky, with a solid […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Steve McQueen’s Red, White and Blue

The final episode in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series serves as a straightforward biopic regarding real-life citizen Leroy Logan and his awakening journey into becoming a police officer, hoping to bring a domination of true justice to the oppression in London’s law enforcement system. His father who’s had a long, abusive relationship with the police […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Screened at Angelika • 3rd Viewing  Around the year it was released, the first time I watched Moonrise Kingdom I had been exactly the same age as young Sam — I know, spoilers for how old I am. So it’s safe to say that when I first watched Moonrise Kingdom, there was a special connection […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Screened at Cinépolis • ??? Viewing  Sure, you can keep on mentioning the brilliance of Alfonso Cuarón’s directing in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with his novel POVs, scoping long-takes, or character mimicking camera gestures, but let’s not turn a blind eye to how congenial his capitalization on newly endeavored teenage angst is […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Yorgos Lanthimos’s Alps (2011)

Yorgo Lanthimos: master of enticing premises.  Bless Angeliki Papoulia’s character for almost saving Alps. She’s the kind of personality that takes advantage of the suffering in others to find her own sense of self-fulfillment and twisted purpose; it’s the kind of cynical, dreary commentary I fancy from Lanthimos, although, it’s occasionally a bit predictable in […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Jafar Panahi’s Taxi (2015)

Meta-ception? Do you know how entertaining it is to watch a movie about a director (played by the actual director of this zany byproduct too) pretending to be a taxi driver who is confronted by people who are aware of themselves being actors and not nonfictional entities, concocting unprecedented scenarios to light up the screen […]

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Quick-Thoughts: Jafar Panahi’s This Is Not a Film (2011)

If you had only hours to share your final story, secluded within the boundaries of just your home with no equipment outside a camera, a friend, and the hospitable materials at your disposal, how would you do it? In order for there to be some mild amount of success, one would need to be quite […]