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  • Taking Off
  • The Ascent
  • Into the Inferno
  • Joint Security Area

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★½

  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    ★★★½

  • Zappa

    ★★★★★

  • Medium Cool

    ★★★★★

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★½

    "I hate this ceiling."

    "'Thank you.' Words of gratitude. Man's first words. Words I've never spoken to him."

    "One cannot turn back the clock. But one can move it forward."

    "It's painful to run away."
    "Even though it's pain you are running away from?"

    Beautiful animation, complex characters, a unique and interesting science fiction world. A show that has incredible action sequences that are decidedly secondary to the complex and thoroughly intriguing psychological drama unfolding between, and during, apocalyptic battles.…

  • Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    ★★★½

    "Blessed as you are with a head that's emptier than a hermit's address book."

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  • Mulholland Drive

    Mulholland Drive

    ★★★★★

    "That ain't no way to treat your wife, buddy. I don't care what she's done."

    "Have you ever done this before?"
    "I don't know. Have you?"

    "Silencio."

    It feels silly to say something like "Lynch's masterpiece" because he has so many masterpieces. But this is the one I'd start people on to get into his style. Harring is devastating and hypnotic, and Watts has such a compelling naivete and vulnerability. They both should have won Oscars.

  • Downfall

    Downfall

    ★★★★½

    "When I'm dead, you'll have plenty of time for politics."

    "What's going on here? Why am I going to be executed?"

    "We didn't force the people. They gave us a mandate. And now they're paying for it."

    "Eat something first. There's always enough time to die."

    Ganz is a force of nature, as always. A fantastic performance from Alexandra Maria Lara, who I'd never seen before. Ulrich Matthes has an incredible face and it's perfect for the scum he played.…