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  • Perfect Blue

    Perfect Blue

    ★★★★

    (I’m not crazy, you’re crazy!!!111)

  • Shoplifters

    Shoplifters

    ★★★★★

    True to how Koreeda does it, this film will shake you to your core and make you ask things you probably never had the guts to ask yourself.

    Felt like Nobody Knows for me, but less of a mood piece, more of an extended dialogue–definitely stretching out the discussion on abandonment and true company, and presenting them in different forms (his classic treatment of placing vignettes side-by-side, easily steering you to compare things).

    Of course, his actors never disappoint. I…

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  • Groundhog Day

    Groundhog Day

    ★★★★

    In which the manic pixie dream girl is necessary to deliver the point.

    I want to eat at that diner, ok

  • Christopher Robin

    Christopher Robin

    For the kid (i.e. me) who grew up being decked out in all Pooh things in school out of sheer love for the pants-less bear, this A.A. Milne piece is still something clearly remembered:

    “Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
    There's always Pooh and Me.
    Whatever I do, he wants to do,
    'Where are you going today?' says Pooh:
    'Well, that's very odd 'cos I was too.
    Let's go together,' says Pooh, says he.
    'Let's go together,' says Pooh.”

    So…