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  • Harakiri
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Handmaiden
  • Amadeus

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  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    ★★★★½

  • Little Forest

    ★★★★

  • The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship

  • The Chaser

    ★★★★

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  • Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    Kim Ji-young, Born 1982

    ★★★★½

    I can’t review this one guys. My spouse experienced postpartum depression for several months after the birth of our first child, during a time I was extremely busy because I was in school and working and couldn’t offer the level of emotional support she needed, where we didnt have family very close by for help, which was a period that was tremendously stressful for us both, and this movie hit way too fucking close to home. Both of us just…

  • Little Forest

    Little Forest

    ★★★★

    Fuck you Jon Favreau, you could remake Chef a thousand times and never even come close to Little Forest. 

    Little Forest contains all of the countryside homeliness of Uncomfortably Happily with all the calming savoriness of Still Walking, a movie firmly planted (pun intended) in the emotional experience of preparing and eating food. 

    I love movies about food, but of course, any great movie about food is never really about food. For example. Ratatouille is a movie that’s about breaking…

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  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    Around the World in Eighty Days

    A brief list of movies that were not nominated for best film in 1956:
    The Searchers, Early Spring, The Killing, A Man Escaped, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Aparajito, Street of Shame, The Wrong Man, Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
    A brief list of movies that were nominated in 1956, but didn't win:
    Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I, The Ten Commandments.

    Academy, what the hell were you thinking?

  • My Life as a Zucchini

    My Life as a Zucchini

    ★★★★★

    Now I know not to merely trust the fact that it's tagged on Letterboxd under "family" when finding movies to watch with my four year old, because this very clearly was not intended for her age group, but I'm still glad that I watched it with her.

    The suggestive sexual material was obviously over her head, but several choice lines lead her to ask me some difficult questions that I think did tremendous work in expanding her understanding of the…