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  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke


    I don't have the words for this and I'm not sure I ever will. Astounding.

  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso


    Great movie that I didn't like as much as it deserves.

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  • The Matrix Revolutions

    The Matrix Revolutions


    The more I think about what this does philosophically to the previous two movies, the more profound and impactful it feels. Any claim that the Matrix 1 is empty power fantasy is torn apart by this entry. Surrendering is power. Conformity cannot erase ourselves. Even in the real world, our bodies are our own.

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro


    Full on wept multiple times. There’s plenty to talk about with the movie’s depiction of an idealized rural Japan and the effortless, giving connection to nature, but it was the human relationships that hit me this time around. A portrait of sisterhood that shows the ways we heal and hurt each other. It really fucked me up this time because it reminded me of me and my sister and made me long for the girlhood I never was able to…