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Picture of the Day
July 27, 2022
with novels, what matters most to me is the strength, clarity, and tone of the
authorial voice. similarly, with cinema i tend to latch on to specific directors
whose individual style can make or break a movie. so far, 2022 has been a
  bad year for some hitherto favorites who built their reputations as scrappy
indie filmmakers but then botched the transition to blockbuster budgets.
edgar wright, robert eggers, and now jordan peele recently released much
ballyhooed films that meander self-indulgently over bloated runtimes. the
only funny and fitting thing about NOPE was how after it let out, alarms
went off urging evacuation but everyone just shrugged and i filmed it all.