Rasha: Finally, queerness. San Junipero heaven or just fake escape? S3 less Lars von Trier, Our tech choices still horror. Gemma: Well, we’re just mired in technofascism, still, now aren’t we? Waldo isn’t really a joke now. Funny how that happens.
Rasha: Ok, I am here with leftover champagne in hand and ready to hateblog this movie! Gemma: Ah, you still have that leftover champagne? Not for much longer, I s’pose. R: I’m slow, have been working. Killing it tonight! As I am killing any interest I once had in the Hunger Games franchise. G: I […]
Rasha: I AM SO EXCITED YOU WATCHED THIS SHOW. Gemma: SO AM I. First of all, there is no word short of “genius” that works for Tatiana Maslany. R: Yes, that is among the things we need to say about Orphan Black. She is a one-woman acing of the Bechdel test, in a way that […]
Gemma: I have several places I could start with this one. 1) THIS is how you do a microbudget aesthetic. 2) This film turned out much bleaker than I could have anticipated from its beginning, and that seemed right. 3) “Political life alone is very dry, with no humanity.” Rasha: This was not the roughest […]
Rasha: So, I’ll start by saying two things: One, since I haven’t seen Birth of a Nation, this might be the most racist film I’ve ever watched. Two, even on its own terms, I’m not sure what this film is trying to accomplish. Gemma: What would you say “its own terms” were? R: That’s a […]
5 Broken Cameras (2012) documents 5 years of protests against the separation wall in the West Bank village of Bil’in. The Gatekeepers (2012) interviews 6 of the 7 living directors of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret police. Gemma: These were tough and rich films to start with. Rasha: I’m glad we to agreed to […]