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Favorite films

  • The Zone of Interest
  • Memories of Murder
  • Nope
  • 12 Angry Men

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★½

  • Drive-Away Dolls

  • Force Majeure

    ★★★★

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  • The Zone of Interest

    The Zone of Interest

    ★★★★★

    Cleverly showcases how easy it is for familiar family behavior (like making jokes with your spouse, fighting with your siblings, or watering your garden) to dangerously overshadow the all-too-common practice of dehumanization. Extremely relevant in how it portrays everyday people letting monstrosity slide as long as it lets them relish in privilege and comfort (as well as it being systemically and culturally accepted), despite screams of pain and anguish being heard from right outside their window.

    Glazer’s minimalist shot composition…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★★

    Fire and water, two elements that always being used for some metaphorical use throughout film history and storytelling, are made so much more magical with Miyazaki’s vision. Pair that with another amazing score from Joe Hisaishi and you get an unforgettable and resonant fable about loss, mortality, change, and fiction.

    This had to be the most amount of times I’ve had to hold back tears during a Miyazaki film. So much stunning scenery and world design that also plays a…

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  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★½

    If i had seen this at 13, when I was first getting into anime, I don’t think I would’ve been able to trust another anime film ever again.

    Ugly cried this time

  • Force Majeure

    Force Majeure

    ★★★★

    I personally connected with this one more than Triangle of Sadness, mainly cause Force Majuere prioritized character over satire, while the former did the opposite.

    I’m really digging the way Ostlünd uses long takes and voyeuristic camera angles to enhance some of the more comedic moments in his work. But because all the activity and interactions feel so much more grounded here compared to the more on-the-nose situations in Triangle of Sadness, you really do feel the equal balance between…

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  • Wild Summon

    Wild Summon

    ★½

    Gimme a fuckin break

  • The Fabelmans

    The Fabelmans

    ★★★½

    Best part about watching this with film students is everyone applauding when David Lynch showed up lmao