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  • Tampopo
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
  • Twin Peaks: The Return

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  • Fallen Angels

    ★★★★½

  • Atonement

    ★★★

  • Under the Silver Lake

    ★★★

  • The Beach Bum

    ★★★★★

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    Watched again last night but forgot to log. What an incredible feat. The first half is on 10 all the way through. Every subplot is at peak tension and you’re just so captivated the whole time and it ties up each character in a much more satisfactory manner than the original ending, IMO. The Asuka fight scene takes you from absolute euphoria to stomach-churning pain so fast. Even when he’s not doing super deep psychoanalysis, Anno knows how to make…

  • Blow-Up

    Blow-Up

    the definition of a “pretentious” movie. the definition of a movie that thinks it’s making all these incredibly intelligent claims about art and society and ends up saying absolutely nothing at all. it flirts with a bunch of ideas before quickly moving on, masquerading its lack of direction and failure to say or develop much of anything as a byproduct of its disaffected and pathetic protagonist. oh, it’s moving on quickly because that’s how the protagonist feels!! that’s the point, man!…