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  • Downton Abbey

    Downton Abbey

    ★★★½

    It was lovely to revisit Downton, and I felt chills when the music started playing. It does feel like another Christmas Special, but that’s not too bad! It was a welcome trip down memory lane.

  • Weathering with You

    Weathering with You

    ★★★½

    Of course this is such a pretty movie. I cried, I loved the chemistry between the leads, loved the surprises in the movie. However, there seemed to be so many loose ends and screentime spread out over more characters, that I was just left with questions at the end of the movie, even though I was prepared for some ambiguity. Kimi no Nawa is still king.

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  • A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

    A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery

    ★★★

    Extra stars for the story and the last two or so hours of this eight-hour film. I liked the blending of history, mythology, and literature, but I suspect those without much familiarity with some of the three would be hopelessly lost. Depressing, but not emotionally arresting enough—it’s hard to get attached when you’re trying to figure out what is happening all the time. Against the sound backdrop of crickets in the night and the length of this movie, it’s an…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★½

    That was one long deathly silent cinema.