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  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

    ★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    Personal Rating: 8

    Ghibli movies are too cozy for me to ever dislike them, even when their stories are a little lackluster. In From Up on Poppy Hill, I wouldn’t exactly say the story is lackluster, although it certainly has its quirks. I think my main issue is that there are certain, uh, “circumstances” that our main characters find themselves in that were very uncomfortable for way too long. Aside from that, this is pretty good. Obviously…

  • Only Lovers Left Alive

    Only Lovers Left Alive

    ★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀
    Personal Rating: 7

    Only Lovers Left Alive just isn’t doing it for me. On paper, it sounds like something I’d like: two vampires in a centuries-old romance grapple with the challenges of humanity in the present and older baggage from the past. And the first half of the movie is still pretty intriguing, setting up the world and lives of our lead characters well enough to get you wondering what might happen next. And then the sister…

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  • Tokyo Godfathers

    Tokyo Godfathers

    ★★★★★

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀 ½
    Personal Rating: shit man this might be a 10

    Gonna get the stress rating out of the way first: as happy and comforting as a Christmas movie, and also as brutally real and upsetting as a Satoshi Kon movie. So, probably somewhere in the middle.
    Now onto the review:
    This is quite possibly one of the greatest Christmas movies I’ve ever seen, if not the greatest Christmas movie I’ve ever seen. I mean, I’ve always loved…

  • Company

    Company

    ★★★★½

    STRESS RATING: 🌀🌀🌀 ½
    Personal Rating: 9

    Forgive me, but this will be a much longer review than normal. I have a lot to say. 

    I have never really been all that into musicals. This is mainly due to me not being into theatre really as a whole, so musical theatre kinda fell to the wayside too. I definitely have wanted to start watching more plays and musicals recently, but that’s not what this review is about — it’s about…