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  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • A Separation
  • Tokyo Story
  • Singin' in the Rain

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  • Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

  • Come and See

    ★★★★★

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★½

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★½

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

    ★★★★★

    It’s ironic that Tokyo Story (1953) has become one of the most universally acclaimed films in the history of cinema, seeing as it was barred entry into the US for being “too Japanese”. Some part of that statement is true, as the entire film is seeped in the atmosphere of a post-war Japan, where the older generation is left behind in favor of reconstruction with capitalist ideals. But, what these censors forgot to take into account is the broader themes…

  • Come and See

    Come and See

    ★★★★★

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

    It wasn’t until ⅔ through my second watch of Come and See (1985) where I really felt the implications, and in turn, a breakdown occurred. It wasn’t anything serious, but I started coughing, gagging, and hyperventilating. As I watched the climax of the film, taking place in the village, I could only feel dread and terror. It was truly one of the most impactful moments in all of film for me, and it only got worse going forward. In the…

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  • Mirror

    Mirror

    ★★★★★

    I think about the past a lot.

    Often I’ll look at my life as of now and realize every single decision that led up this moment. I think about the pets I’ve had over the years, the friends I’ve made, the friends I’ve lost, the friends that just aren’t there anymore. I think back to past obsessions that faded and rose again when I matured. I think of every illness, short term and long term, and where they led me.…

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★½

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

    About 50 minutes into Rosemary’s Baby (1968), the titular character of Rosemary wakes up from the most horrific nightmare imaginable. She has visions of being taken away, undressed, and violently raped. Prefaced with surrealist imagery of soothing ocean scenery, this scene is one of the most disgusting in cinema history. The worst part is the legitimacy of the dream as reality. Most likely, the actual crime was not exactly like this dream, but the feelings felt as a reaction to…