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  • Inglourious Basterds

    Inglourious Basterds

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    All Tarantino films act as love letters to cinema, whether they be genre revisions or homages, they are all imbued with such great passion for both the industry and the artistry of filmmaking. While this passion often comes across as love and endearment, there are instances in which his messages are delivered with seething rage and utter hatred, and Inglorious Basterds is one such instance. Don’t get me wrong, the love here is quite apparent, but Tarantino is as much intent…

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    “Treasure the experience. Dreams fade away when you wake up”

    What is the point of empathy? Wouldn’t it easier to turn off our minds, ignore all the people around us, and just go about our lives not thinking about anything besides ourselves? After all, to empathize with someone else is to open yourself up to vulnerability, and being vulnerable is scary. And so feeling empathy is scary, because being vulnerable is allowing someone else to step into our minds, because…

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  • Live and Let Die

    Live and Let Die

    Roger Moore’s first outing as Bond is as middle-of-the-road as his run of films gets, but it’s also relatively small-scaled. Like a lot of the later Moore films there is a plot but it’s so convoluted and hard to follow that you almost have to stop thinking about it and just embrace the silliness that ensues. However, Live and Let Die is perfectly content with doing absolutely nothing in its first hour, instead it shamelessly rips the blaxploitation genre off…

  • Varan the Unbelievable

    Varan the Unbelievable

    I haven't even seen Honda's Varan so I can't speak to its quality, but I'm pretty sure this is another American bastardization à la Godzilla: King of the Monsters!. The Japanese dialogue isn't even subtitled, and all of the English dialogue is either sexist/racial stereotyping of the Japanese women, or blatant exposition. It's not the worst movie ever or anything, it's just another soulless American cash grab trying to profit off of successful Japanese kaiju, an utterly worthless film. The only reason I even watched it was because I thought it was the original, lol.

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  • Fridged

    Fridged

    two men just trying to love each other in a world that overwhelmingly rejects any sense of compassion or tranquility, a towering work of male bonding and soulful contemplation. you’re not alone in suffering or struggling and in between the chaotic gunshots and visceral fridge-smashing, you get to see the past the facades people put up and at the end of the day, you feel like you’re less alone. it's like pta, mann, raimi, and scorsese all in one! however,…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Overjoyed that I finally finished this but I don't actually regret putting it off for this long. If I had watched this even a month earlier I wouldn't pick up on half as much. For example, I binged the Patlabor franchise recently, and while watching this I realized how indebted Evangelion really is to it. I could ramble on about Patlabor and how specifically this feels like the next phase of the mecha genre after it, but I'll keep it…