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  • Ex Machina

    Ex Machina


    A deeply unsatisfying attempt at staging feminist liberation and before that just sort of boring.

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service


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

    Kiki did a number on me, and this after I thought I got through all of the Miyazaki heavy hitters.

    We learn at about the same time Kiki does that this is a Künstlerroman, a story of an artist coming into an awareness of her creative powers and learning how to properly channel them amidst competing sources of attention. Though we often find Kiki alone with her quick-witted cat and transistor radio, we also see her adapting to a new…

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse


    hard to have roommates

  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro


    Miyazaki stay-at-home marathon day two.

    A forest story, and as such we humans must make room for much more than enchantment, though there's plenty of that. But also a kind of unhinged awe that stirs deep faith and the creeps alike.