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Favorite films

  • Spirited Away
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Aftersun
  • Cure

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  • Shoot 'Em Up

    ★★★½

  • The Faculty

    ★★★

  • Final Destination 2

    ★★½

  • Mean Girls

    ★★

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  • Eegah

    Eegah

    ½

    Inept and repugnant in every way imaginable. Quite possibly the worst movie I've ever seen.

  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout

    ★★★★

    Even better on a second go. No action film (barring maybe Hard Boiled) has left me so giddy, so awestruck with every successive set piece. I fail miserably whenever I try articulating its greatness - it goes beyond pure competency, as if there's some sort of wizardry in the very bones of the film that makes it likely the greatest action flick that I've seen of this century. I still have my issues with some shallow characters and the odd…

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  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

    The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

    ★★½

    Cute, and the animation is lovely, but the dialogue is seriously grating. Feels as if they ripped the script from some mishmash of kid's motivational posters, which dulls whatever emotional impact the visuals bring. Could be very good as a silent film or if the script was handled with finesse, but in this case it's a painfully frustrating watch.

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★★

    Mild spoilers.
    Yes, it's that good. See it in a theatre, if you can!

    I'm just shocked at how genuine this is. About every emotional beat is effective, and not a single one feels duplicitious or artificial. I appreciate that so much. In this endlessly energetic movie, stuffed with a plethora of ingenious ideas and vibrant oddities, the familial story it revolves around is so much more affecting than I would have guessed. The perfect dose of heart elevates what…