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  • Blade Runner
  • The Searchers
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  • Ambulance

    ★★★★½

  • Batman Begins

    ★★★★½

  • Batman & Robin

    ★★½

  • Batman Forever

    ★★½

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

    “Goodbye, all Evangelions.”

    An incredible, mature, visually stunning, meta, cathartic, and ultimately moving story about growing up.

    Full review at the Midwest Film Journal.

    I’m glad this movie took 9 years to make. I’m glad that I had the time to grow, as Anno did. I don’t think 2012 Anno could have made this film, as much as 2012 Alex wouldn’t have been ready for it nor simply got it the way I do now. I’m glad it came in…

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway

    ★★★★½

    “I’m Noa. Hathaway Noa.”

    Fantastically directed by Shūkō Murase, Mobile Suit Gundam Hathaway has Gundam’s UC timeline roaring back to prominence and prestige adapting original Gundam creator Tomino’s long thought unadaptable trilogy of novels - Hathaway’s Flash. A direct sequel to Char’s Counterattack, in which he also had a small role, Hathaway follows the titular character, son of famous Gundam character Bright Noa, as the leader of the terrorists organisation Mafty as they seek to fight against the destruction and privatisation of…

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  • Ambulance

    Ambulance

    ★★★★½

    “We're not the bad guys! We're just the guys trying to get home.”

    A film about guys being dudes, and dudes being brothers. Real brothers, not pretend ones. Bay delivers a typically explosively formatted diagnoses of 21st Century America, but challenges us to still believe in the individual ability of people to become better and make things good again. Michael Bay, the humanist. South Park needs to pay for what they made everyone think of him.

  • Batman Begins

    Batman Begins

    ★★★★½

    “Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.”

    Man watching this with 17(!) years of extra context, a bunch of Batman movies seen before and after and man it’s just great. The Burton / Schumacher set has its own fun but Nolan just feels like a breath of fresh air. Manages to stay true to the comics in ways that count - the themes - and forge its own worthiness as a cinematic tale and…

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  • Godzilla

    Godzilla

    ★★★★★

    Part of the Godzilla Ranking Project.

    Over 50 years later and still holds up like a sonofabitch. Terrifying, awe inspiring, gut wrenching, haunting. I mean, holy shit, the mother holding her three kids as Godzilla closes in close by telling not to worry, they'll be with their dad soon. The palpable fear. The terror of Godzilla AND the atom bomb. The evacuation scenes.

    Jesus.

    That theme music.

  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    Memoirs of a Geisha

    ★★½

    Me: Oh boy! A stacked roster of Asia's A list actors, gorgeous potential for set design and visual symbolism set in one of the most aesthetically pleasing and intriguing places in the world where there are layers of symbolism to every act, boy I can't wait for this to be a sweeping epic tragic love story or a picture that interrogates how patriarchy and tradition work together and how women's spaces in these cultures might work. I mean yeah there's alot of potential for problems here but I'm sure a talented director could really make something of it

    Rob Marshall: lol