Enjoyed it more this time round. Jordan Peele's Get Out is a masterclass in horror primarily on the basis that it relies very little on jumpscares and more on unnerving tension, great writing and some timely social commentary. Picked up on a few more instances of foreshadowing and also made me appreciate Daniel Kaluuya's performance more. He executed that hypnotism scene absolutely perfectly, which in and of itself was an absolutely masterful scene from the writing, directing, and the score. Good job!
An absolutely heartbreaking epic by Ghibli, Grave of the Fireflies is a sweepingly emotional antiwar film told with the maturity and heartfelt emotion that remains unmatched in the world of animation. It still remains as one of the most brutally honest and emotionally draining stories ever put to film that depicts the true cost of war. Unbelievable.
Deviating from the standard Pixar formula to give a more vibe-heavy, Ghibli-inspired tale, Luca is a beautifully nostalgic slice-of-life drama about the importance of friendship and embracing one's true self, coupled with some extremely likable characters populating a gorgeously rendered Italian Riveria. Definitely has a top ten place in my favorite Pixar movies.
Another underrated classic from the 90s. What really stood out to me was the visuals, for obvious reasons. The use is color, cinematography, and art direction go hand in hand to make the world of Pleasantville look gorgeous. But the way they utilized the visuals and use of colors to incorporate themes of repression and enlightenment really surprised me, which is all down to the ingenious script by Gary Ross. Despite the fact that it's really horny at certain…