• This Transient Life

    This Transient Life

    ★★★★★

    This is one of the best films I have ever seen. The juxtaposition of the sacred and profane made for one of the most thought provoking experiences I have had with a piece of art in a long time. I found the cinematography to be so engaging and inspiring. The use of odd angles and movement adds so much life to every scene - which of course only strengthens the emotional displays of everyone involved. Masao and Ogino's conflicting philosophies births such a magnificent meditation on the complex relationships between human law, motivation, desire, and fear. I will be thinking about this movie a lot.

  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    ★★★★½

    did my annual rewatch with my dad and he quoted every line of dialogue before it happened

  • Grave of the Fireflies

    Grave of the Fireflies

    ★★★★½

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

    I finally decided to watch Grave of the Fireflies. Admittedly, this is a film that I should have viewed a long time ago, given its influence and importance to the medium. Studio Ghibli has long been known to create works that carry subtle but profound messages through the use of gorgeous visuals, and "Hotaru no Haka" is certainly no exception. Although I am sure that by now the conversation surrounding its themes and delivery has been well exhausted, I wanted…

  • Pulse

    Pulse

    ★★

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