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  • 25th Hour
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  • Chungking Express
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  • Joint Security Area

    ★★★★

  • Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei

    ★★★★

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★

  • Outrage

    ★★½

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  • Cure

    Cure

    ★★★★★

    My first watch last year really did this movie no favors. Suboptimal conditions, exhausted from work (har har, very appropriate to the subject matter), ratcheted up expectations, comparisons with stuff like The Silver Case skewing them the wrong way, it all just compounded in the movie landing with a thud for me, being able to appreciate, on layman's level, what's going on technically, but unable to key into it emotionally or derive much from it. This time, in far better…

  • Nisemonogatari

    Nisemonogatari

    ★★★★

    In the Mood for Toothbrushing

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★

    There's an old interview with Anno, from during the 1.0 promotional cycle I think (?), where, and I'm loosely paraphrasing here, after being asked something along the lines of whether he still has a bone to pick with otaku he replies that at that point, he found out that you can't force people to learn and he's just focused on his own work. Of course, as 3.0, one of the most abrasive franchise installments I've ever seen proved, he really…

  • Revolutionary Girl Utena

    Revolutionary Girl Utena

    ★★★★★

    Even if the longstanding rumors that Hideaki Anno had modelled Kaworu after Kunihiko Ikuhara are overblown, describing Revolutionary Girl Utena as a story written by Kaworu, if Evangelion is a story written by Shinji, explains its' appeal better and says more about it than I could do in a thousand words. The confidence, lightness and insight with which it broaches the most difficult subject matter and nuanced character work, with absolute directorial prowess and visual grace, is nothing short of astonishing. I mean it when I say everyone owes it to themselves to watch this in their lives.