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  • In the Mood for Love
  • Harakiri
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Woman in the Dunes

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  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    ★★★★

  • Treasure Planet

    ★★★½

  • Disenchanted

    ★★

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  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

    A few chuckles sprinkled over an hour and a half of painfully unfunny boomer humor and callbacks. 

    Oh well. Didn’t expect it to be any good anyway 🤷‍♂️

  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

    ★★★★

    Goro’s redemption arc from Earthsea to Poppy Hill is nearly on par with Zuko’s. Where Earthsea feels like a knockoff, this feels authentically Ghibli, with all its softness and charm.

    It’s a wonderful piece in Ghibli’s filmography

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  • Belladonna of Sadness

    Belladonna of Sadness

    ★½

    Ok, the animation is as good as everyone says it is, filled with beautifully animated, vibrant Peter Max like illustrations. But I found the story quite boring, pretentious, and a catastrophic failure to communicate feminist themes. 

    They could get away with calling this feminist if the protagonists liberation and empowerment was rooted in something other than her submission to sexual violence and the sacrifice of her agency. It would also help if her journey wasn’t a product solely of the…

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★

    I HATED Deena. 

    Haaaaated her. 

    One of the most annoying characters I’ve ever seen in film history. Cringey, always playing victim, had no reason to hate Sam, every line of dialogue she uttered was annoying, and she was just an overall shitty person. Sam was entirely right to leave her. God she’s awful. 

    The movie was fun though. Would definitely watch the other two in the trilogy. It was silly in all the good ways. Didn’t take itself too seriously. Despite, creating the most annoying character in history the movie is pretty fun. It’s also pretty funny.