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  • Akira

    Akira 1988

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 16 Apr, 2016

    Older generations often fear change and, by extension, the youth that carry that change. Like an amoeba, they eat and destroy and take what the past built and remake it in their image and thus the cycle continues. The youth, whether they are politically, criminally, or even supernaturally active will force change in the world because the children are our future and, if Akira is any indication, our future is dystopic.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club 1999

    ★★★ Rewatched 13 Apr, 2016

    Edward Norton has a meet-cute with Helena Bonham-Carter (albeit more vulgar) and instead pals around with Brad Pitt doing self-indulgent and destructive behavior.
    An antithesis to finding someone else to complete you because your other half really should be inside you.

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  • Stoker

    Stoker 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 11 Dec, 2013

    It seems that any other director would not be able to handle Stoker's subject matter without making it feel gratuitous. Chan-wook Park somehow manages to handle Stoker's deeply disturbing material, but makes it so beautiful. I had not expected to be as put-off by some of the material in this film, but because it is all handled with such grace I found it a lot easier to get over.

    There is a predator/prey motif apparent in Stoker that is very…

  • Rashomon

    Rashomon 1950

    ★★★★★ Watched 17 Aug, 2012

    My life will be defined by pre-Rashomon and post-Rashomon.