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uspol, arts criticism 

If you can, read this re-analysis of "Election" by AO Scott. It's devastating and spot-on as fuck: nytimes.com/2019/08/01/movies/

uspol, arts criticism 

"What precipitates this final, outrageous act of cheating isn’t any fresh treachery on Tracy’s part. Jim … is pushed over the edge by Tracy’s pure and spontaneous expression of joy. … The sight of her jumping up and down in the hall — having fought hard and won fairly, the way you’re supposed to — is too much for Jim to bear."

Now I just want to cry.

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uspol, arts criticism 

@yeahno that was really good, and a rare film that with age reveals new understanding instead of just turning into a museum of increasingly dated values and prejudices.

uspol, arts criticism 

@lawremipsum Exactly. It ranks up there, I think, with "Network." Not only does it hold its own (weirdly) as a text—even in the face of values changing at a breakneck pace—but it's become _more_ meaningful and meaningful in different ways.

uspol, arts criticism 

@lawremipsum Also, "9 to 5" is another political film that not only avoids "oh god it was the 80s i'm going to cringe" moments, but that has substantially more bite 40 years later.

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