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"Photography is truth. Cinema is truth twenty-four times per second."

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  • Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    ★★★★★

    This is why I watch movies.

    This is cinema in its best and purest form. Apocalypse Now is perfect in every aspect of filmmaking and somehow is also able to transcend the medium with its soul (the result of a soul-crushing production) and its grandeur.

    It serves as an argument both in favor of and against the auteur theory. Clearly not something you can achieve without someone who had a vision like Coppola did, but also definitely not a sustainable…

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  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★★½

    Kinda crazy how this is one of the least popular movie of Miyazaki's catalog since it is one of his very best. While technically not a Studio Ghibli production (which didn't exist at the time of release), it can be seen as an honorary member because it practically introduces everything that would define the studio's outings later on.

    Bold, unique, and sadly still relevant, Nausicaä is a clear labor of love, and while you could say the same for pretty…

  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    The Mitchells vs. The Machines

    ★★★½

    I had no plans of watching this as the poster didn't make it seem like something that would interest me a whole lot, but when I saw that the names of Phil Lord and Chris Miller were attached to this project I decided to give it a shot, and I sure am glad I did!

    This movie is charming and the story is good, but it really stands out because of its fresh animation style, very reminiscent of the studio's…

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