my name is Baxter and I love movies!
and scores don't really matter. I don't know how to score things
proto-Half-Life that loses steam as it goes on, but is shockingly well put together for a low budget effects showcase, with a fun structure and an even more fun laid-back comedy energy. Some nice, if very light, criticism of the pharmaceutical industry, upsetting moments of body horror, and truly incredible practical effect work keep it from sinking even when it starts feeling overlong and the dreaded cheap movie dead-air strikes! Good one to watch with friends!
A movie full of romantic melancholy and longing that ends in a goofy pie fight. It's all about how illogical and unpleasant love can be here, and that awful tendency we have to only desire what we don't have. Of course, this is a mainstream idol flick, so it's also about breaking free from that. Doesn't quite come together as cohesive, consistent Great Movie, but there are plenty of wonderful and wonderfully felt moments to help you stew in feelings…
Evangelion has been absorbed into the popular consciousness of Japan. Everyone knows its characters, story beats, songs. It has, as is the fate of so much art in capitalist society, become victim to endless marketing and promotion. Look at the characters sell glasses or a meal; get a weather update app dressed up like Nerv. But does it matter when it has helped and saved so many people (myself included)? And what does that make us, if we…