Brief Thoughts

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    Brief Thoughts: Halloween (2018)

    Went to the movies for David Gordon Green’s new HALLOWEEN to cheer myself up. After all, a cinematic manifestation...

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    Brief Thoughts: Apostle (2018)

    Gareth Evans’ APOSTLE is a stylishly unsubtle fable about the cultish brutality of ideological extremism, whether manifest in religious...

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    Brief Thoughts: First Man (2018)

    Damien Chazelle’s FIRST MAN paints Armstrong’s ascent to the Moon as an escape from grief and familial responsibility, the...

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    Brief Thoughts: You Were Never Really Here (2017)

    Lynne Ramsay’s YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE: the plot of a pulpy action thriller subsumed into a hypnotic meditation...

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    Brief Thoughts: Succession

    SUCCESSION is a fucking *beast*. The One Percent as deliciously, beautifully human as only fiction can make them, impressive...

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    Brief Thoughts: Hereditary

    HEREDITARY is a near-masterpiece, and falls short because its use of grief and familial trauma as fuel for a...

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    Brief Thoughts: Pose

    POSE, which explores the lives of a variety of queer and trans characters involved in the Ball Culture of...

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    Brief Thoughts: The Terror (TV series)

    Finished THE TERROR, which resurrects the phantoms of a lost expedition driven by imperial hubris, sends them on a...

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    Brief Thoughts: The Americans Finale (No Spoilers)

    THE AMERICANS (2013-2018) finale brings home the subtext of the show: that the machinations of nation-states are a cruel,...

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    Brief Thoughts: Solo

    SOLO could have been an Ocean’s 11 in space, but shoves aside its tantalizing heist movie aspirations for rushed...

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