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  • Spirited Away

    Spirited Away

    ★★★★★

    Huh, I guess everything I wanted to say, I already wrote last time.

    This watch the opening stood out to me much more, Chihiro's complete isolation, her disinterested parents, and the feeling of being out of place in a world that seems fully uncanny. The gag about it being an abandoned theme park rang truer, like the only way for human eyes to truly glimpse beyond the veil is through our own artifice. Any true encounter with the divine will…

  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions

    Strong anti-heroism movie. One of my favourite running themes through the sisters' work is the sublimation of the individual into the collective self. The Sense8, the protagonists of Cloud Atlas, Speed's Family, their power all lies in accepting that they are more than the body they inhabit, and allowing others to share of it.

    The first twenty minutes of this are wholly inscrutable, everything about our leads that stood totemic before is cast aside. They replay the big scenes from…

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  • McQueen

    McQueen

    ★½

    It must be hard being extraordinary. It's like once the world has singled you out as being so, there's no escaping it. All of a sudden your hours are not yours, your living becomes an act of public service. I guess everyone deals with it in their own way. It seems easier the more populist your appeal is, at least then people become more accepting of the ways that you choose to cope with it all. So long as you…

  • Joker

    Joker

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The thing about The Joker is that he's a fundamentally silly character. He's a man who dresses up as a clown in order to do crimes. He's stupid, he's a gag, and anytime someone has tried to do something interesting with the character, the first point to wrestle with is the obvious absurdity of who this guy is.

    Todd Phillips, who has honestly been trying these past few weeks — in every interview he has given — to turn me…