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  • Perfect Blue
  • The Doom Generation
  • Goodbye, Dragon Inn
  • PlayTime

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  • Self Reliance

    ★★★

  • Mean Girls

    ★★★½

  • Mean Girls

    ★½

  • Priscilla

    ★★★★★

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  • Self Reliance

    Self Reliance

    ★★★

    "I feel like I have been waiting for you. And now that I got you- I don't wanna die."

    There are hints of something so immensely fucking poignant and incredible in here, examining this idea of how desperate we are to escape our own selves but how the thought of doing something about it is so terrifying that nothing short of the threat of death can compel us to act on it. The middle of the film with Tommy and…

  • Mean Girls

    Mean Girls

    ★★★½

    "Boo, you whore."

    Absurd film that ends on a joke about teen girls getting run over by a bus. It's miraculous that this holds up so well. Filters the high school experience through a very fun and uncomplicated lens while maintaining the required level of exaggeration to pull it off. It also has a genuine identity imbued to it by the score, lighting, camerawork and editing style that is sorely missing in the remake. How could you ever cut something…

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  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    Killers of the Flower Moon

    ★★★★★

    "Don't swear on your children. Makes you look foolish."

    Reckoning with the privilege that put you in the position to amplify the voices whose blood stains it. Holding up a mirror to yourself and your audience and making everybody aware of your helpless complacency. This is Martin Scorsese constricted. Gone are the formal flourishes, the thrilling depictions of violence, the ticking time bomb pacing. This bomb has already gone off and all Scorsese can do is show the uncompromisingly brutal…

  • The Boy and the Heron

    The Boy and the Heron

    ★★★★★

    "I'll be so lucky to have you."

    When it is time for your stories to be the only trace of you left in this world, trust that the ones you love will continue to carry them through. But more importantly, trust that they have the strength to forget and to forge their own tales. In this incredible year for film, filled with the results of tenured filmmakers shakily reckoning with their lives and legacies, it is Hayao Miyazaki that comes…