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  • The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography

    The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography 2016

    ★★½ Watched 12 Oct, 2016

    Would've made for a nice 15 min short.

  • Toni Erdmann

    Toni Erdmann 2016

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 08 Oct, 2016

    Re-watch: even when I knew exactly what was coming, I still absolutely didn't. Took me down all over again. Its interplay with mainstream genre comedy is so complex, but also laudably empathetic. Almost every scene contains a red herring for genre cliché spotters. Seemed apposite to see this on the day of the #TrumpTapes meltdown as, among its vast bounty of pleasures, it offers a very trenchant and subtle takedown swinging dick corporate machismo. Have been terrified that a second viewing wouldn't equal the pure shot of euphoria I got from the first screening, but it absolutely did. Floating, again.

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 21 Oct, 2014 32

    No plot.
    No central character.
    No antagonist.
    No defined purpose for side characters.
    No threat.
    No three acts.
    No jokes.
    No punchlines.
    No explanations.
    No internal references.
    No catchphrases.
    No political polemical voice.
    No melodrama.
    No lessons.
    No beginning.
    No end.
    One of the best films ever made.

  • Ant-Man

    Ant-Man 2015

    ★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015 7

    Very tempted to click the "I've seen this film before" tab.