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  • Rear Window
  • The Thing
  • Spirited Away

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  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

    ★★★½

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★½

  • Tomorrow's Leaves

    ★★★

  • One Piece Film: Z

    ★★★½

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  • Black Samurai

    Black Samurai

    ★★★

    I’m pretty sure Jim Kelly tried to punch a bird in the dick in this movie. Birds mostly don’t have dicks, but he damn well tried his best.

    [Alamo Season Pass]

  • Claire's Knee

    Claire's Knee

    ★★★½

    I have deeply mixed feelings about Claire’s Knee, one of Eric Rohmer’s Six Moral Tales. I think the film (and director) knows what an utter fucking bastard the lead, Jerome, is. I know the film thinks he’s a buffoon – the directorial stand-in, Aurora, writer and friend of Jerome, is constantly watching him with a smirk, pushing him toward folly and observing his failures, moral and otherwise. But does the film cut him too much slack? And does Rohmer’s unnatural…

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  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

    Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

    ★★★½

    AniMay 2022 #11

    Continuing my exploration of the Gundamn universe with this miniseries that is simultaneously a jump forward and a jump back after ZZ, created some 10 years later, but set during the timeline of the original series. If the main Gundam series follow the heroes of the conflict, the Lukes and Leias and Hans, 8th MS team follows the grunts, the Earth forces folks slogging away in the trenches against the Zeon, the Rogue One types if you…

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    ★★½

    Silly, cute, harmless, but not nearly as funny as I’d hoped for, unfortunately. Surprised to see them parallel the Adaptation structure so much. I suppose I could see leaving this on if it came on TBS or something, Summer Rental style.

    Always happy to see Sharon Horgan though, even if, as usual, she’s underutilized. The gag with the Face/Off statute pretty great too.

    [Alamo Season Pass]

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  • The Perfection

    The Perfection

    ★★½

    I am genuinely uncertain whether what I just watched was terrible terrible, or hilariously awesomely terrible. And I'm not sure if the director and cast know either. But I wasn't bored.

    I attended a screening with a Q&A from director Richard Shepard and stars Alison Williams and Logan Browning, and Shepard said the film was shot in 24 days, cheap and fast, from an idea he developed himself for Williams, and that seems about right. Shepard also said his inspiration…

  • Men

    Men

    ★★★½

    Alex Garland has a real knack for taking the natural world and disturbing the audience by juxtaposing the uncanny or out of place. I think it serves him very well in the quieter (for me, better crafted) first half of this film, before we enter into bugnuts territory that would make Stan Winston nod happily. 

    Jessie Buckley is also excellent, loved her in I’m Thinking of Ending Things, loved her in this. She has a really naturalistic, everyday presence that…