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Twisted Satire

Somewhere between Salo and Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, this surprising journey twists things around unexpectedly.

I found this story amazing and disturbing, but with gag moments thrown in to lighten the mood. It’s a very strange take down of the fascist mindset, by having a rogue fascist, a deserter no less, turn the tables and out-fascist the fascists.

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It kind of boggles the mind what Private Herold managed to accomplish, more so as we learn that this is a true story! 

The character gets darker and darker and darker. If that’s your kind of tale…

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Brilliant filmmaking, and the second I saw the trailer I knew this was my kind of movie.

This is a satirical drama from Iceland, and it’s also a great tour of Iceland. Locations span the gamut. It’s also tightly plotted with elements that all pay off by the end.

American films could do this kind of story, but they don’t.

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We have a real revolutionary, a one-woman army, and being a woman’s story, there’s also the mom angle. In this case she has to adopt, so if she’s caught as Iceland’s greatest industrial saboteur then that’s the end of her motherhood.

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I feel I’ve said enough already, and you’ll get the rest from the trailer. Funnily enough, there’s a selection of musicians that also follow her around making the soundtrack during the scenes! It’s utterly hilarious, particularly when the tuba player retweets some news. This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in 2019.

 

 

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The theocratic mob is excited.

An Anti-Abortion Propaganda Film Is Selling Out Theaters Across the U.S.

 The Guardian called it “ridiculous,” “ham-handed” and “a gory mess;” The Hollywood Reporter wrote that it “resembles a basic cable television movie in its mediocre production values and subpar performances.”

Unplanned review – anti-abortion propaganda is a gory mess

Of course, Mike Pence loves it, in case there were any doubts.

Final word goes to Saint George:

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Wilkerson doesn’t seem to get 9/11.

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J. Giambrone

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There are a few must-see shows going around these days. I’ve posted extensively on Orphan Black. Black Mirror is another. Humans. The Strain will be the subject of an upcoming review. Mr. Robot should join their ranks.

This is an odd take on technology, revolution, and mental illness. Elliot is a freak, an oddball who seems to be on medication in every scene. He turns unreliable by the end of Season One, but not before taking down the financial system and inflicting quite a bit of damage on “Evil Corp.”

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I love the revolutionary spirit, the cult like hacker collectives, the skullduggery. It’s a paranoid thriller with twists you cannot see coming.

One thing that sets it apart–for good or bad–is the unconventional framing of the shots. This show takes lots of cognitive work to follow. It may give you a headache, particularly if you attempt to watch…

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J. Giambrone

FLORIDA PROJECT

If you see Willem Dafoe, you get the movie. Dafoe’s worst films are better than 95% of what Hollywood craps out.

Bonus, this film is an experience mostly told from the kids’ POV. It’s a trip, and while not solely confined to the feral gang of Florida motel brats, enough of the story is set in their world that this is a must-see.

Great cast.

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My thoughts began to wander somewhere near the middle, but the movie caught a plot eventually. The ending saves it. The little girl in the lead, Moonee, is so charismatic and carefree that you have to follow along.

This is life on the bottom in the shadow of Disneyworld. With a constant influx of tourists and low-lifes, the motel carries a sense of imminent danger to the small children stranded there.

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Moonee’s mother Hailey is a mess with anger issues and no job prospects. Her…

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