To wrap up the summer, Jessica Fuentes and William Sarradet discuss what this season’s hottest blockbuster says about our current moment.
“The film has this incredible potency, but somehow it very neatly ties up what it aims to do…which is totally fine, but I feel like there’s some need to find out what happens next, because we just spent a year waiting for this movie to come out and now it’s over…so what’s next?”
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