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  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★½

    So simple and stunningly beautiful. I love being in this world where every town having a local witch is just a thing and yet said witch still has to clean her room and work to make a living. I also really enjoyed the idea of art requiring effort and not just being something that happens because you wish for it to. 

    But most of all... Jiji is everything. 😁🖤

  • The Magnificent Seven

    The Magnificent Seven

    ★★

    While I enjoyed this viewing quite a bit more (at times) now that my expectations for it to hold up as a remake are removed, the film still falls terribly short of what the cast and source material offer in potential. My ranting and hatred for the film have probably passed, but that doesn't mean it's one I would recommend when there are far better modern westerns.

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  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin

    ★★★★

    Whaaaaaaat?

    That was an experience both nightmarish and beautiful, profound and disturbing, artsy and terrifying. The art is in the style, the terror in the reality. By the third time seeing Scarlett Johansson nude, I couldn't even look. Our culture's views on everything from body image to sexuality to gender to morality have been exposed. It is disturbing, confusing, and absolutely wonderful.

  • I Hate Christian Laettner

    I Hate Christian Laettner

    ★★★★

    This aired at the perfect time because you can't think about the greatness of March Madness without remembering Christian Laettner. Was he cocky? Yeah. Was he a bit of an asshole at times? Yep. Was he driven and one of the absolute best college basketball players of all-time? Unquestionably so.

    There are few things that sports fans almost universally agree on, but hating Laettner and hating Duke is one of them. If you're not a Duke fan, you're a Duke…