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  • Mank

    Mank

    ★★★

    There are three kinds of films: the ones you love, the ones you hate, and the ones that have no impact. For me, Mank was the kind of film that had no impact.

    It's certainly not a bad film. It's nicely photographed with a good performance from Gary Old man. The dialogue was written to sound like an old Hollywood film, which I greatly appreciated. There's also a scene that takes place at a night club on the evening of…

  • Parade

    Parade

    ★★★★

    Parade’s a fantastic film, one that is actually entertaining, unlike half the shit that comes out these days. I’m slowing becoming a Jacques Tati fan, because he observed human nature so acutely, that when he performed an impression, he completely became that character. You can see the focus and immersion in his face. He knew that people work within the bound of their personalities, but even more importantly, he understood that people weren’t jailed by their personalities, but rather were…

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  • Akira

    Akira

    ★★★

    Akira was... interesting.

    I'll be honest, this was difficult to rate. It has many great elements, some elements, but there's a lot to process, probably too much for me to rate it accurately.

    The film handles scale, destruction, and movement extremely well. It sets up a cyberpunk world in the vein of Blade Runner and lets its characters demolish it fantastically. It is an intense visual experience. I think that's really the strength of Akira, and anime as a whole.…

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    ★★★★½

    My First Review of Aguirre: The Wrath of God

    Aguirre: The Wrath of God is a triumph for Werner Herzog. It follows a group of conquistadors as they descend into the depths of the Amazon, which is to say that they descend into the depths of insanity. I want to use this review to talk about two elements of the film which make it work so well: the cinematography and Kinski's performance.

    As Roger Ebert noted, Herzog has a brilliant…