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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • The Kid
  • Suspiria
  • Full Metal Jacket

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  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    ★★★★★

  • THE WIZRD

  • Moonrise Kingdom

    ★★★★★

  • Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

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  • Licorice Pizza

    Licorice Pizza

    ★★★★★

    Exhausted and irritated, Val Dodd turns to Freddie Quell and says, "he's [Lancaster Dodd] making all of this up as he goes along." He pauses, before inquiring, "you don't see that?" This is a critical moment in The Master and it is one I couldn't help thinking back to during LP. PTA's movies are somewhat recursive in that nearly all of them are about the foreboding of change and/or the actual process of it. (This is perhaps too broad of…

  • The Shining

    The Shining

    ★★★★★

    I feel like the common designation of Kubrick as a perfectionist makes it rather easy to downplay the peculiarities and layers of his works. The lack of sentimentality in these creations makes it easy to place in boxes: Cold, mechanical, never human. But I don't think this could be more unfair, as The Shining is perhaps one of the most inescapably human films of the 1980s. A family consisting of an alcoholic father, a terrified mother, and a repressed son…

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  • Ratatouille

    Ratatouille

    ★★★★★

    The last thirty minutes of this are just an onslaught of perfect cuts, perfect emotional beats, perfect conclusions to character arcs, perfect shots. I have come back to this movie at least a dozen times since my childhood, and it never fails to resonate on a substantial level with me. When I watched EEAAO a few months back, I remember tearing up during the raccacoonie bit of the film - not because of anything that film was doing, but because…

  • The Mule

    The Mule

    ★★★★

    back in Clint mode baby! astonished that someone of his age could make a film this compassionate and honest in it's self-reflexive nature...late style ftw!

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