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  • Love & Mercy
  • Ratatouille
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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  • The Third Man

    ★★★★

  • Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

  • Top Gun

    ★★

  • Radiohead: In Rainbows – From the Basement

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  • The Third Man

    The Third Man

    ★★★★

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

    I knew close to nothing about this going into it, to the extent where I didn't even know that Orson Welles made an appearance, so at the pivotal moment in which the light beams down on the doorway, illuminating his face for the first time and revealing him as the titular Third Man in that iconic shot which I was already familiar with but unaware of where it came from, let the reader note, I thought that was pretty cool.

  • Baby Driver

    Baby Driver

    ★★★★½

    “they grow up so freakin' fast, don't they?”

    One of the most durable movies I've ever seen. At this point I know near enough every beat of the story and action, and it continues to amaze me how it never fails to entertain, grip me or have me emotionally invested throughout.

    This also has one of the best villain reveals in recent movie memory.

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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Among the opening images of The Hateful Eight is one of a wooden crucifix, bent over, long since forsaken by the world around it and weighed down by copious amounts of snow. Combined with Ennio Morricone's blistering score raging all the while and set against the backdrop of another image, this time of a single, horse-drawn carriage, thundering onwards with a steady, propulsive air of determination, and polluting the otherwise pure white landscape surrounding it, this symbolic image of spiritual neglect sets the tone for the tale of deceit, violence and treachery that is to follow.

  • The Wind Rises

    The Wind Rises

    ★★★★

    “Won't you look down upon me Jesus, you've got to help me make a stand
    You've just got to see me through another day
    Well, there's hours of time on the telephone line to talk about things to come
    Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.”

    In a word, beautiful. A film about the importance of art for life, not simply for its practical use, or as an industrial tool for war and destruction.

    Miyazaki's age is…