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    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    ★★

    Some notes...

    - A possible case study in how my mood can wildly affect my experience. I was just not in a good place to watch this. I saw this while incredibly exhausted, and as such, the stilted acting, the shallow relationships, the lack of nuance in the character interactions were just straight up annoying me. Had I seen this another day, I may have had a polar opposite reaction as these elements frequently don't bother me.

    - I did really like the slapping scene.

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    Liquid Sky

    ★★★

    Rotated between finding this entertaining, fascinating, dull, and straight up annoying.

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