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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    My first Miyazaki/Ghibli, and a wonderful introduction.

  • Blood Simple

    Blood Simple

    ★★★★★

    Holy shit, it’s still so good. It’s somehow even better than I remembered.

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  • Joker

    Joker

    ★★½

    It’s fine. Phoenix is good, but the script is weak. The images are nice, but they feel like they were planned around the eventual trailer. It’s a visual mish-mash of eras (it’s the 1970s but also with VCRs and answering machines), but it’s fantastic at creating an ugly, grimy world. The finance bros are perfect douchebags, but it’s insane to think they all like to sing Sondheim together. Etc.

    The most interesting stuff was Phoenix’s slide into nihilism. The least interesting stuff was the connections to Bruce Wayne and Gotham-universe lore.

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    A Matter of Life and Death

    ★★★★★

    Why did people keep making movies after this? This is the perfect movie.