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  • Buffalo '66

    Buffalo '66

    ★★★★½

    This episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia was fantastic. The backstory of Mac's dad is much more emotionally charged than I thought it would be!

    (For the skeptical: imgur.com/YryPXMm )

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★½

    This movie felt fresh. And by god, I don't care how cliche it is, I love this director and his aesthetic. And this movie is the perfect culmination of all his talents. If another kid disney movie beats this out at the oscars this year, I'll eat a shoe.

    Isle of Dogs is charming, hilarious and every inch of every frame is a perfectly detailed work of art and mixture of animation styles. I'll have to watch the film again…

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  • Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    Akira Kurosawa's frequency is more in tuned with his own generation's. Which is ironic considering the subject matter of Ikiru. The world has equal parts moved on and stayed frustratingly the same. Watanabe tries to figure out who he is and the mark he desperately tries to leave on the world around him. Despite the faster frequency we live in today, Ikiru is a film that's moved me in a way few others have. It's an honest film that wears…

  • Sunset Boulevard

    Sunset Boulevard

    ★★★★★

    I'm only dropping in to make this one observation:

    I can't help but compare Sunset Blvd. to Inarritu's Birdman. Both are about washed up actors trying to make a come back. Both are about those actor's insane egos, both feature real "past" actors playing post-modern roles, both feature the theme of suicide in some aspect, and both are about a changing film landscape that Riggen and Norma fight violently against.

    The only difference is, Sunset Blvd. takes a tragic look…