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  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    ★★★★½

    I stumbled across a "eureka!" moment on my recent rewatch of The Incredibles. In the past, I complained the movie and its ending didn't resolve Mr. Incredible's midlife crisis and his family adjusting to normal urban middle-class life. I thought it had an unsatisfying ending where they just simply "deal with it".

    My rewatch has made me understand that the movie criticises not only normal citizens of society, but also superheroes. Always being a "superhero" isn't all that good and…

  • Red Post on Escher Street

    Red Post on Escher Street

    ★★★½

    Life is a movie and all of us are extras wanting to be the actor and star.

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind's usage of reverse-chronological non-linear narrative is key in helping us understand the movie's ideas of love and its main character, Joel. It is utilised as a retrospective view on love. The movie shows "how" did it go wrong? Eventually it becomes how it initially went right; so it's now an evaluation on the relationship from Joel in realising you need to "take the good with bad" and realising the importance of something after losing…

  • Whiplash

    Whiplash

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Whiplash is unrelenting and single-minded in its focus, and all the better for it. This could've easily backfire with other films if there are certain elements of the movie that feel undeveloped. Yet, this movie purposely sidesteps this by using it in service of the movie's narrowing conflict and its intensity. Consider how the movie's romance between the main character and his love interest seems tacked on and ends in a giant halt. From the main character's perspective, it's the…