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new at flick filosopher, May 21–24

XY Chelsea Manning

new and ongoing cinema releases, US/Can, May 24
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movies by or about women opening US/Can May 22–24
Jill Magid directs documentary The Proposal, about her own performance-art project; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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curated: how has no one made a movie about Aloha Wanderwell yet?!
How is it possible that I’ve never heard of this pioneering female filmmaker before? Oh, right: it’s because she was a female filmmaker.
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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, May 22-24
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movies by or about women opening UK/Ire May 24
Dominga Sotomayor Castillo writes and directs Chilean coming-of-age drama Too Late to Die Young; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
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XY Chelsea documentary review: the truth will out [pictured]
Pensively melancholy, this jagged, humane portrait of US Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning is a massive challenge to the notion of soldiering as a good way for a lost young person to find oneself.
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new flash fiction from me to you…
…if you’re my Patreon patron, that is. (Only $1/mo to read this story and others!)
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Trial by Fire and My Days of Mercy movies review: two (rare) new dramas about the US death penalty
Two very different films, replete with emotionally engaging performances, examine the impact of the American death penalty from the large-scale legal and political to that of intimate personal grief.
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curated: always be nyuk-nyuk-ing Nazis
How have I never heard about these Three Stooges shorts before?
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Booksmart movie review: these kids today, with their academic overachievement and their niceness…
A rare treat: a perfect film. Smart, funny, wise, sparkling with wit both visually and in its snappy dialogue. A self-assured directorial debut from Olivia Wilde, confident and effortless. Pure joy.
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Aladdin (2019) movie review: cave of blunders
The romance lacks chemistry, and the villain lacks bite. It seems embarrassed to be a musical, failing to embrace the necessary ineffable daydreaminess. Somehow even more cartoonish as live-action.
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, US/Can, May 21
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new and ongoing dvd/blu/vod releases, UK/Ire, May 20–24
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