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  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya 2013

    ★★★★ Watched 01 Mar, 2015

    A beautiful film, aesthetically and story-wise. Probably made a mistake watching it with the family, though. Didn't think my four-year-olds would be so upset by the end.

    This did lead to a teaching moment, though, when Théoden kept begging me to keep the disc instead of packing it in the Netflix envelope. "I didn't get to see one part!" he told me, near tears. "My head was turned the wrong way."

    "Sometimes things we love have to go back home,…

  • The Strange Little Cat 2013

    ★★★★★ Watched 04 Feb, 2015

    People are weird.

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  • Frank 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 09 Jan, 2015

    Great slapsticky performance by Fassbender, but I wish the film was more of that and less of the mopey audience stand-in bending the narrative around himself. The music is stuff I'd actually listen to, though. Not sure if that makes me a hipster or it's not as abrasive/challenging as the film imagines it is (or maybe it's that statement that makes me a hipster).

  • M 1931

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 06 Aug, 2012 2

    What an amazing film. Keeps jumping between moods and genres in a way that reminds me of modern South Korean cinema. Also, the amount of room each scene had to breathe was unusual. Most shots have an extra second or two at the beginning or end that gives the movie as a whole a kind of shaggy suspense.