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  • Bringing Out the Dead

    Bringing Out the Dead

    ★★★½

    There was something post Tarantino about this movie. Also like the disclaimer at the beginning because Marty knew the New York he was showing was a dated one. Very good movie though, and a kind of depressing look at how we take care our least better off.

  • Selena

    Selena

    ★★½

    Not that great of a film. There's actually very little compelling in terms of narrative here. Compare this to a movie like La Bamba; both are about Mexican-American families with superstar kids who breakout. La Bamba is wonderful, heartfelt and you get caught up in the hopes and dream and failures of the family. The ending to that movie is expected yet still a shock. Here, not as much.

    The film follows the Quintanilla clan as they go from upstart…

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  • Princess Mononoke

    Princess Mononoke

    ★★★★½

    Getting lost in the world of Princess Mononoke is the highlight here, as well as the shot compositions and of course the beautiful animation. A lot of the shots here reminds me a lot of Kurosawa's samurai flicks, though I'm not sure if he was the only one to really hold it down in that department.

    Hard not to fall head over heels when the wolves and hogs start bickering back in forth over strategy and politics.

  • Dogtooth

    Dogtooth

    ★★★★

    When I first saw Dogtooth years ago, I was blown away by how simple it was. I loved the extreme minimalism of it all. The only movie I’ve seen from Yorgos Lanthimos since, The Lobster, continued this stripped-down aesthetic. And I’ve felt that Yorgos has used minimalism to great effect –to highlight the social mechanics and institutions of western lives.

    So I revisited Dogtooth with the expectations of maybe picking up more than just the austereness Dogtooth impressed upon me.…