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  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame


    Throughout all of Disney's work, there isn't a film I feel more strongly for than The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's not that I think this is the best Disney film, although it is most certainly one of their highlights, but across all of their features; I don't think I've ever seen as much fluctuation in quality as I have with this one.
    The thing about Hunchback is that it is so close to being a great film, in fact…

  • Mary and the Witch's Flower

    Mary and the Witch's Flower


    As the first film from the brand new Studio Ponoc, following in the footsteps of Studio Ghibli would be a daunting task for any filmmaker, animation or otherwise. However, Hiromasa Yonebayahi's first outing under the new studio is promising in many regards as it is flawed in others. The most pressing issue with Mary and the Witch's Flower is that it doesn't seem to have the heart that many Ghibli films possessed, even those previously directed by Yonebayashi himself. Mary…

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  • mother!



    I've always enjoyed Aronofsky's work in being able to capture the most horrific drama a person can endure without going beyond the realm of reality into 'misery porn.' This film, sadly, has reached that promised land.
    It's not the allegorical nature of this film that irritates me, nor is it the absurdly extreme final act; the biggest crime that this film commits is an intellectual one - for 2 hours, you don't have to think. Every scene is so on…

  • The Shape of Water

    The Shape of Water


    Certain films make you cry more with beauty rather than sadness, this was one of those special instances. Del Toro once again shows that even the things we find the most monstrous, can often be the most tender.