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  • The Master
  • Farewell My Concubine
  • Poetry
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day

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  • BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

    ★★★★★

  • Safety Last!

    ★★★½

  • Stagecoach

    ★★★½

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    ★★★★

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  • BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

    BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

    ★★★★★

    Review for the whole show:
    Best show ever. I can only dream of writing like this. So witty, razor-sharp, relevant, creative with its structure, and fluid in switching between genres. "Time's Arrow," "Free Churro," and "That's Too Much, Man!" are prime examples of how this show took great risks and got incredible payoffs in these experimental episodes. At first, the show taking place in a clearly fictitious Hollywood (with talking animals) just seems like a gimmick. However, you eventually realize…

  • Stagecoach

    Stagecoach

    ★★★½

    How can 9 people all fit in there

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  • Lost in Translation

    Lost in Translation

    ½

    Read the more polished and extensive version of this critique in my essay in The Stanford Daily.

    This is the kind of movie that has barely any substance but gets praise because people project themselves onto it. Boring, random, low-effort shots of Japan flash by, Johansson and Murray look bored and lost, and viewers go “OMG I remember when I was like that!! Lonely and thinking about the meaning of life!!” and shower the movie with 5 stars. Seriously? Every…

  • Minari

    Minari

    ★★★★

    I'm very close to my grandma now, but there's one incident from my childhood I regret. When I was 8 years old, my grandma came to visit my family (living in the US) from Korea. When she was about to leave, I saw her taking a jar of cookies I insisted were "mine." My mom repeated that my grandma bought it for herself, but I was adamant it was for me. My mom sternly told me to go back to…