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Favorite films

  • The Thing
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Boyhood
  • Through the Olive Trees

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  • K-ON! The Movie

    ★★★★

  • Coraline

    ★★★★½

  • Parasite

    ★★★★★

  • See How They Run

    ★★★½

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  • K-ON! The Movie

    K-ON! The Movie

    ★★★★

    Kyoto Animation is always able to capture beauty in the mundane and this movie is no different. From the luscious backgrounds to the crisp animation as well as the overall direction of the movie, it feels infectiously bright and lovable. 

    The overlying message of a coming-of-age in a aimless world coming out of high school and being thrusted into the unknown territories or college and beyond feels completely relatable and succinctly representative of the lives of many students around the…

  • Coraline

    Coraline

    ★★★★½

    Honey, I Shrunk the Watchlist! Challenge 2022

    30) Shuffle your watchlist and watch the first movie that appears

    An incredibly heartwarming and heartwrenching tale of a girl that’s coming to terms with what she has rather than what she wants. Coraline not only exemplifies how a great character-driven story should be through its meticulous and focused efforts on developing Coraline as a character but also a quintessential study of animation as a medium of film language. 

    Through Henry Selick’s impeccable…

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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A film that touches on the effects of a pop idol in Japan. This is my first Satoshi Kon film, and I always hear great things about his iconic filmography and it’s crazy to me that this is his directorial debut. It’s a strong one, at that. To me, a great psychological thriller or just a great thriller in general is one that keeps you on your toes, on the edge on your seat, constantly guessing and inferring what’s going…

  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    March Around the World 2022

    Sweden

    A film that invades the psyches of its characters and the viewer. Persona goes down as one of the most complex and layered films I’ve ever watched and experienced something that can only be done through filmmaking. Through its story that is told artistically in its 4:3 aspect ratio that has the urgency and intensity of a psychological horror that leaves room for interpretation in a multitude of ways, it’s one of the most viscerally…