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  • Cowboy Bebop

    ★★★★½

  • Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

  • A Little Princess

    ★★★★½

  • Hawkeye

    ★★★½

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  • Cowboy Bebop

    Cowboy Bebop

    ★★★★½

    93/100

    Yoko Kanno’s absolutely incredible, unique, and iconic soundtrack is probably the first thing that Cowboy Bebop should be recognized for. No other show has quite achieved the unique jazz and blues vibe as the original Cowboy Bebop, and no show probably ever will.

    It is not, however, the only thing that places Cowboy Bebop as an all-time essential anime classic. Visually, the show is incredibly well composed. The animation is top tier exactly when and how it needs to be.…

  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina

    ★★★★★

    99/100

    A couple things I noticed on my 4th rewatch:

    -This film could be analyzed as a sci-fi reinterpretation of the folktale of Bluebeard. 

    -Visually, Ex Machina is top-notch and arguably a masterpiece. Literally every shot in the film looks elegantly and expertly well thought out and constructed. Ex Machina uses its fantastic cinematography to foreshadow the narrative and provide valuable subtext for the film’s deep and varied themes.

    -I always knew the writing was excellent, but I didn’t remember…

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  • Squid Game

    Squid Game

    ★★★★

    83/100

    Following in the fresh footsteps of Alice in Borderland, Squid Game is another exciting and creative entry in the death games genre. It should be noted that both series are deeply influenced by Koushun Takami’s phenomenal and once-controversial 1996 novel Battle Royale, which was the primary influence for the popular book series The Hunger Games and the video game Player Unknown Battlegrounds.

    Alice in Borderland and Squid Game are both contemporary works in the death game genre which was started…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    ★★★★½

    91/100

    Easily my favorite installment in the MCU, Guardians of the Galaxy is the most unique and fresh Marvel film that I believe set a new standard for future Marvel movies. James Gunn’s brilliant color schemes, amazing blend of makeup and CGI, and the quirky, wonderful humor all influenced future MCU installments—opening up the path for future delights like Thor Ragnarok. Most importantly, Peter’s “Awesome Mix” ingeniously blurs the line between a diegetic and nondiegetic soundtrack and perfectly chosen classic pop…