Dead Poets Society Dead Poets Society Dead Poets Society Dead Poets Society

Directed by Peter Weir, written by Tom Schulman. 1990.

there’s something truly disturbing about movies like this new netflix ensemble. about halfway through the trailer i realize it’s about the panama papers, which basically exposed a global conspiracy for the wealthy to dodge paying taxes. i can’t find much worth laughing at with this situation; sure the law firm it’s about got shut down, but the reporter who revealed a lot of the information was assassinated. the wealthy still have their money and i doubt they’ll be putting meryl streep in to a car and blowing it up on-screen.

it’s sort of like that flick 30 minutes or less that was a jesse eisenberg comedy that took a real life event—except for the horrific ending—and tried to build a comedy around it.

i swear nobody seems to care that the ringleader of a global child sex slavery ring was murdered in federal custody but in three years we’re going to get a buddy-cop trilogy from seth rogen about the guards who ‘fell asleep’ while jeffery epstein ‘killed himself.’

The Matrix The Matrix The Matrix The Matrix

Written and directed by The Wachowskis, 1999.

Given the events of the last film in this series I have no clue how they’ll make a follow-up without further tarnishing the legacy but this remains a fantastic movie.

Margin Call Margin Call Margin Call Margin Call

Written and directed by J. C. Chandor, 2011.

, this is one of those movies that is so conflicting because in no world should bankers be made to look cool, and even though everyone has a collective panic attack, the amount of damage these fuckers do to the real world makes their presence on screen questionable at best. however, this movie is incredibly well-done, which is even more annoying.

Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine

Directed by Danny Boyle. Written by Alex Garland. 2007.

—this is still pure magic—

Fight Club Fight Club Fight Club Fight Club

Directed by David Fincher. Screenplay by Jim Uhls adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahnuik. 1999.

—i always wanted to know what the guys in the back seat of the car saw during the argument on the highway in the rainstorm. that would be a great random short.

Pierrot Le Fou Pierrot Le Fou Pierrot Le Fou Pierrot Le Fou

Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1965.

My all-time favorite film.

Nightcrawler Nightcrawler Nightcrawler Nightcrawler

Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, 2014.

an absolute masterclass in character acting by Gyllenhall in this one.

this is so fucking good it makes my head hurt. in the future when they look back on art in the age of Nothing Fucking Matters Anymore (And Then The World Ended), this should be page 1 as to how artists responded

“If the road you followed brought you to this, of what use was the road?”

I think about this scene a lot when I think about modern American liberalism.

I do not understand those who believe in Kamala Harris1 or Elizabeth Warren2—or really any of the other Democratic candidates outside of Bernie.3 What part of believing in a system hell-bent on profit and power would make someone think that it does not, eventually, end up with a Trump-like figure? Someone who uses media perfectly to appeal to the weakness of populism and the modern social-media driven mob mentality?4

Of course The New York Times and its ilk will try and convince America that belief in old institutions matters, and that Trump is just an aberration, but the fact is that Trump is the most recent face of the problem and not the problem itself. And to elect anyone who isn’t willing to throw their weight behind a complete overhaul of the system is to stare at an assassin pointing a shotgun at your face, convincing yourself that you can convince him not to pull the trigger.

  • Cop.
  • “Capitalist to my bones.”
  • OK so maybe include Marianne Williamson here, but more in the sense she’s the Democratic version of Trump and actually has a shot at that mindset shit grabbing a wave of new-age populism.
  • Barack Obama did it perfectly in 2008. The people were tired of war, they were tired of a dumbass for a President, and here came this educated man with a savvy online presence talking about Hope. He enraged part of the country the way that Trump is doing now. They’re really two sides of the same coin.