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  • Her
  • Whiplash
  • Gone Girl
  • Memories of Murder

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  • Men

    ★★★

  • Ponyo

    ★★★

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

    ★★★½

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  • Men

    Men

    ★★★

    Effective for the first 3/4ths of this film, but looks like Garland wanted to top his ending of Annihilation at the expense of our protagonist (and quite frankly the entire movie).

  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    ★★★

    In every Ghibli movie I've seen so far, you can feel the message behind it. Regardless of its content (Totoro's brevity) or delivery (Nausicaa's preachiness), I've always found them really effective.

    And whilst I suppose there's one to be found in Howl's Moving Castle, this feels so lackluster and comparatively empty. It wanders narratively and the way it wraps up feels like it was made for actual children in the worst way possible. I think it's better than my words let on, but a real disappointment considering the way people discuss this as one of the pillars in Miyazaki's filmography.

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  • I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

    I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

    ★★

    the love interest gets pinned to the bed forcefully by our protagonist, she starts crying but then feels bad and runs back out to apologize to him in the rain and it's never brought up or explained again.

    ??? wat

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★★

    I had such high expectations for this film considering the hype and Bong Joon-Ho smashes it out of the fucking park with Parasite. My only regret is not going in as blind as possible about it.

    A biting satire that puts the class divide, a topic that Korean films love to dive into, on full display. It’s delicately effective, being overt for comedic purposes without undermining the tone and seriousness of the film. The shifts jump from scene to scene…