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  • Liz and the Blue Bird

    ★★★★★

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    ★★★★★

  • Star Wars

    ★★★★★

  • PlayTime

    ★★★★½

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  • Old Joy

    Old Joy

    ★★★★★

    Why can’t we just spend our lives exploring, enjoying life? Why can’t we go hiking and traveling without the anxiety of work to be done, money to be made? Why is it that if we acted this way we would end up like Kurt: out of touch and unable to meaningfully connect with his friends and the world? Why is it that we as a society have only made it so more work is demanded of us rather than emphasizing…

  • Madadayo

    Madadayo

    ★★★★½

    Akira Kurosawa Ranking

    He who chases two hares chases neither.” - Proverb

    This movie opens with a scene straight out of Dead Poets Society (1989), but I like this much better honestly. I was surprised to discover that this film is a masterpiece and the first one to really impact me in his later filmography [while Dreams (1990) is very effective at its autobiographical surrealism, it’s hardly the emotionally gripping kind of film that Ikiru (1952) or Red Beard (1965) is]. In my opinion, it…

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