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Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer (1989)

This is a long, interesting, extraordinarily detailed blend of anthropology and history discussing the varied british origins of the US colonies, and I struggled through and ultimately enjoyed it, and definitely learned quite a bit.
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death to smoochy (2002)

is it a little corny sure but it's funny, often sharp, amazing to see a young Edward Norton and Jon Stewart, fun to see Robin Williams in a different kind of role than usual, and features one of my favorite character archetypes (overly idealistic Rube who somehow succeeds anyway).

Soul (2020)

there's a lot to unpack here; this struck me as a unique and very psychedelic story, which I appreciated (and of course as a pixar feature it's very entertaining!), but I'm not sure if I trust (trust in a "keep your hands off my brain" kind of sense) the underlying metaphysical assumptions the narrative's plot implied. 

bound (1996)

yes in terms of historical import it's great and hilarious to see the wachowski siblings pre-matrix doing their thing, and yes you can definitely see the influences and it rocks, but also this movie is, on its own merits, a ton of fun!

queen's gambit (2020)

on the plus side this was well acted, exciting, endearing, fun, enjoyable, so that overall really well worth the seven ish hours - but on the minus side the story was predictable and there wasn't enough actual chess in it. 

we live in a society by Gabriel Winint

this essay, which can be found at https://nplusonemag.com/online-only/online-only/we-live-in-a-society, is a very long, detailed, and well thought out look at the state of political organizing in relation to contemporary social groups and networks, though it has a very difficult and off-putting digression into theory in the middle sections.