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Beasts of the Southern Wild 2012,  PG-13)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Holy. Crap.

By 2:24, I decided I loved this.
By 8:00, I decided this was my favorite movie.
By 22:00, this whole soundtrack is getting downloaded.

I'm intrigued by the fact that I'm not sure if this should go on the street kids OR the child abuse list or neither
2
Angela's Ashes 1999,  R)
3
Raising Victor Vargas 2003,  R)
Raising Victor Vargas
Great cinematography and set detail.
4
Cidade de Deus (City of God) 2003,  R)
Cidade de Deus (City of God)
Warning:
Firearms
Rape
Violence
Shooting children


First realistic movie about gang wars. Unforced or dramatized story, that plays out as realistically as real life, without any artificial use of normal plot devices.
5
Slumdog Millionaire 2008,  R)
Slumdog Millionaire
AWESOME SOUNDTRACK. Really great acting from the child actors.
6
Les Misérables 2012,  PG-13)
Les Misérables
Warning:
Abuse in the sex industry
Misogyny
Rape
Institutionalized misogyny

Holy crap at Anne Hathaway;s singing. Is this real?? Her role is too short.

I'm tired of Hugh Jackman's singing of ..just anything he says. It's too much. It's too long.
7
Waste Land 2010,  Unrated)
Waste Land
Interesting insight into the impact of social stigma associated with an occupation or class.

He makes giant ariel portraits of landfill workers out of refuse. Like the art attack guy.

Awkward denial of the reality that he created the images, by everyone involved.
8
Cinderella Man 2005,  PG-13)
Cinderella Man
No more Russell Crowe and no more boxing movies.
9
Lilya 4-Ever (Lilja 4-ever) 2003,  R)
10
Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) 2003,  R)
Bus 174 (Ônibus 174)
Warning:
Violence
Classism
Child abuse
Police brutality
Hostages
Firearms
11
American Drug War: The Last White Hope 2007,  Unrated)
American Drug War: The Last White Hope
Warning:
Racism
Slavery
White supremacy
Genocide
Bombing
Drug abuse
Institutionalized racism
Dehumanization of non-whites

The new face of slavery. Thorough, but despite their coverage of white supremacy as the motivation for the war on drugs, I still feel like they were shying away from actual condemnation and were trying to be too gentle. Probably to avoid forcing white viewers to actually make eye contact with white supremacy in theirgovernemnt, communities, and in themselves. Confronting your own shittiness is upsetting.

But so is genocide, slavery and systemic violence and distruction of communities.
So.
Why don't white people AT LEAST have to take an "equal turn at feeling bad. (Here we're pretending that guilt and murder and weighed equally)(And that white people are the cause of the problem in the first place).

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