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  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

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    Replaced in: Hayao Miyazaki Ranked & Studio Ghibli Ranked

    Howl’s Moving Castle should’ve been a bad apple in Hayao Miyazaki’s filmography. The story revolves around a young girl, displeased with her own appearance who gets transformed into an old woman by an evil witch. As she sets out into the wastelands of her country, she searches for the elusive magician Howl and his moving castle in hopes of getting cured. The adventure that follows is a wild yet wildly uneven story…

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

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    Added to: 2018 Ranked, A24 Ranked & Films that personally disturbed me the most

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    Hereditary succeeds in creating a kind of suspense that only few horror films these days are able to manifest. It’s no warped idea we have that a great part of contemporary horror cinema is made up of jump scare after jump scare. While a handful of films have shown that other means of conveying horror are also possible, few have done it on the same…

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  • Liar Liar

    Liar Liar

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    Added to: Tom Shadyac Ranked

    This typical 90's comedy-schmaltz with Jim Carrey's elastic face made me wish I was watching The Princess Bride instead. Lesson learned: Carrey's unbreakable ecstasy only works in certain settings and this wasn't one of them. There's plenty of proof of his dramatic qualities in the scenes with the son but they get completely overshadowed by him doing The Ministry of Silly Walks on acid. It's a given that this man shines brightest when he is forced to tone down big time and only gets a handful of outbursts instead of a full 90 minutes of them.

  • Upgrade

    Upgrade

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    Added to: 2018 Ranked

    Upgrade is probably the most consistently coherent thing Leigh Whannell has ever been a part of. Nonetheless, to say the writer of the Insidious and Saw-franchises has finally struck gold here would be an exaggeration. For all the innovative ways in which he handles the science-fiction genre here, it still carries some heavy flaws that haven’t seem to have left him during his writing or directing career. It makes the film a bit of a mess,…

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  • Paterson

    Paterson

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    Added to: 2016 Ranked
    Added to: Jim Jarmusch Ranked
    Added to: .mpr.ss..n.sm .n F.lm
    Added to: People-being-People List
    Added to: Masterpieces of the 21st Century
    Crossing this one off of my Hype-a-de-hypelist

    Naming Jim Jarmusch a visual poet would almost be sarcastic. His work is a masterclass in nuancing the words of his characters and the beauty or ugliness in their surrounding world while trying to combine them both in a tender ode to life in all of its different…

  • Faces Places

    Faces Places

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    Yesterday I had the chance to watch my favorite film of 2017 on the big screen at a lovely outdoor screening in Eindhoven. I truly wish more of my movie-going experiences were like this. Not because it was in the open air but because of the crowd. It was mostly made up of elderly people and only a handful of young adults. When I usually watch a film at the local arthouse cinema in my hometown, it's the elderly that…