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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★½

    What a mess.

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★½

    There's a part in the middle section of the movie where the animation style changes for about two minutes and it's one of the most beautiful bits of animation I've ever seen. It reminds me of the middle sequence of Princess Kayuga, where complex imagery and metaphors supersede the obvious answer to become the transcendent answer.

    Then solve the rest of the movie beautifully and tie that up with a ribbon and I'll love you forever. (it does and I do)

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  • The Prestige

    The Prestige

    ★★★★½

    It was really weird to me when people would say they didn't understand Inception, but if they saw it again, they'd probably get it. It's not a hard movie to understand. The only truly confusing part is the first thirty minutes, but once Cobb explains everything to Ariadne, the audience proxy, it's not hard to follow at all. Every part of the movie's logic is explained at least three times, which becomes detrimental to rewatches.

    The Prestige is less easy…

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    ★★★★★

    I've never listened to any of Daniel Johnston's music, but this documentary puts you in his head and doesn't let you escape even when the demons come. You see the people who inadvertently hurt him and the people he inadvertently hurt. You see a musician's descent into madness. It's heartbreaking at points. I don't think there's anything sadder than seeing a father crying because he doesn't feel like he can do anything to help his son. But it's heartwarming. It's the story of a deeply troubled musician, but it's a story of love too.