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  • Murder, My Sweet
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  • Tokyo Godfathers

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  • Tokyo Godfathers

    Tokyo Godfathers

    "Kiyoko is God's messenger. We're her servants."
    "Unpaid servants. Paying for a father's sins."

    Has there ever been a set of characters as wonderfully fleshed-out and defined as the ones from Tokyo Godfathers? This is my most re-watched film for so many reasons, and some of those have a lot to do with Hana, Gin, and Miyuki, the most unlikely infant saviors this side of Christmas.

    In Toyko Godfathers, the real Christmas miracle isn't really that the baby Kiyoko -…

  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    "Woah, that's scary stuff. Hey, should we be worried about the kids in the audience?"
    "No, it's all right. This is culture."

    Good old Ebenezer Scrooge, a name as familiar to me as any fairy tale hero or Disney princess. And A Christmas Carol, a story whose morals are still very clear to me years after I first heard it. That is: be nice to the poor and homeless, there's no merit to living your life selfishly with nothing else…

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  • Heneral Luna

    Heneral Luna

    ★★★★½

    Let's talk about General Luna.

    General Luna, the infamous Filipino general with a temper as passionate as his feelings for his country. General Luna, the crazy soldier with the crazy temper, and didn't care who he stepped on, as long as he got where he needed to be. General Luna, the only real military genius the Philippines has ever had, who ended up being killed by his own countrymen anyway.

    Now, let's talk about this movie.

    What this movie gets…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    That scene where Driver walks up to Nino's Pizzeria in his stuntman's mask, looks into the building and observes the man he's about to kill. At this point, he's become witness to several killings, a few threatening episodes, and the complete disbelief on his lady's face when she finally catches a glimpse of the world he really lives in. And it's all because of that huge, hulking Jewish mobster who's laughing at something his hired whore tells him, as if…