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  • Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff

    ★★★★★

    Without mercy, man is like a beast. Even if you are hard on yourself, be merciful to others.

    Just as moving as it was when I first saw it six years ago (man, I should really watch movies I love more often). At its core, I feel like the the spine of the film is the struggle to be human in a dehumanizing world. While Sansho the Bailiff may not be the first film to explore that topic, and it's…

  • Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

    Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary

    Meh. Kind of disappointed by how much of a distance this left me at. Mixing ballet with silent-film style expressionism sounds awesome on paper, but at least in Guy Maddin's hands, it never gels into something articulate and remains merely an exercise. It's frustrating seeing somebody working with two different styles and not knowing what to do with them or how they compliment each other.

    I think beyond that, I'm learning after having seen some of his films how cold…

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  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★★

    It's honestly your fault if you can't see how they are good at this point. XP

  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★★★

    Of course, all the negative press brought up doubts in me, but of course Mann delivers another digital smorgasbord of colors and epic, operatic storytelling in what's probably his most colorful, yet at the same time, most bleak film to date.

    I foolishly didn't see this in theaters because of all the negative reviews about how Chris Hemsworth is too muscular to be a hacker. Now, I'm deeply regretting that decision, as I found the film to be immensely engaging…