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  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • The Matrix Resurrections
  • West Side Story
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★★

  • Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★

  • McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    ★★★★

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  • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    Gremlins 2: The New Batch

    ★★★★★

    'fun, but in no sense civilised' may just be the line to define this medium.

  • Belle

    Belle

    ★★★★★

    I generally tire of the isekai genre. It has been done to death; beaten into such submission that the entire notion of jumping into another world in which you can live a separate life seems to be riffing on itself. It's too easy ground to tread. Too well worn a concept, that doesn't even have the legs of other tropes and clichés because it all feels the same. Even worse when it becomes meta, and tries to undermine the fact…

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  • Nightmare Alley

    Nightmare Alley

    ★★★

    been known to whore myself out to atmosphere, and atmosphere alone, which is where you’ll really find the bulk of what’s good here. just the good ol’ del toro love for environments, without the excessive ‘hey look at me’ camerawork from the shape of water. look at that and not the 2:30 runtime, or all of (barring blanchett and dafoe) the characters and you’ll have a ball.

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    ★★★★

    ‘Couldn’t she get drowned?’

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  • A Silent Voice

    A Silent Voice

    ★★★★★

    Day 283/366: A Silent Voice

    100

    As long as you have love and a little masochism in you, you can beat a little thing like an allergy, can you not?

    Do you like me or the serotonin? The idea of my smile over you or the thoughts in my head? Am I just an exercise in ego, a jump start from a relationship long lost or am I going to lead to your jump starts in the future? It isn't…

  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★½

    Day 292/366: Perfect Blue

    96

    When you make a jigsaw, the natural starting point would be the edge pieces; building inwards until you’re finished. Perfect Blue scraps that notion, giving you only the centre portion, asking you to build outwards. Kon creates a hallucinatory death spiral into the mind of the patriarchy; a scratching, tearing toddler divulged of weakness attempting facade. Every thematic element stacks upon the prior so neatly, you’d begin to wonder if this was formed by man…