23 posts categorized "Politics"

March 20, 2022

ATTICA

AtticaNo justice 'till Brooklyn.

When Al Pacino’s Sonny Wortzik walks from the bank shouting “Attica, Attica!” at the gathered throng in Sidney Lumet’s “Dog Day Afternoon,” it was powerful code that the crowd and cops understood.

Those citizens knew the atrocities committed by a racist American authoritarian militia willing to kill its own members so long as they got to savor an orgy of killing black prisoners like shooting pickles in a barrel. 

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More unspeakable brutalities followed.

Sick depravity.

Vomiting may occur.

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Authorities rewriting history as it's being made is nothing new.

What do you know? 

Rated TV-MA. 116 mins. 

5 Stars

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March 14, 2022

THE CHINESE BOXER

Screen Shot 2022-03-14 at 5.04.49 PMChinese Cinema's signature anti-Japanese racism is on full disturbing display in this bloody death-bath.

Bloody missing eye-balls.

The filmmakers put the dubious mindset directly into the text of a film that views Japanese Karate as a brutal style of fighting developed for its power to maim and kill opponents. 

That's its excuse.

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Grand scale fight sequences give way to a mano y mano battle royale climax that provides for some heavy blood-spewing visuals.

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Who needs 3D with this kind of fight action.

That wasn't a question.

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Take "The Chinese Boxer" for what it is, racist propaganda with a toxic sense of self-hatred as filtered through stylized martial arts fighting.

Well and thoroughly fucked.   

Rated R. 90 mins. 

1 Star

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March 06, 2022

THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD

ColeSmithey.com"You care about poor people, and people call you Communist."

What's wrong with this picture?

Socialism is designed to provide "a human society able to harness resources, technology, and productivity in such a way as to deliver a high standard of living to all human beings in a highly sustainable manner."

Duh.

You don't need this movie to know that running water and stop lights are socialist constructs.

If you do, then this movie won't help you; you're beyond help.

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Although this movie bogs down with leftists talking about their feelings, rather than hard-won values, ideas, and actions, it makes a clear case for fairness — something missing entirely from America's greedy, corrupt, racist, and sexist, capitalist system.

Did I say that right?

Yes, yes I did.

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Never talk about your feelings; no one gives a flying fuck about your dumbass feelings.

The innocent will always be exploited first.

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If you're on the side that's winning, you've already lost.

4 Stars

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