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  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Before Sunset
  • Ikiru
  • Memories of Murder

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

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  • High Fidelity

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  • WandaVision

    WandaVision

    ★½

    so disappointing. the first three episodes are bad SNL sketches with some vague gesticulation that "oooh, something's wrong here!", then the next few are pure exposition, and it ends by bringing everything together in the most unsatisfying way possible. They had an interesting concept that dealt with some compelling themes, but in typical Marvel fashion, they were too afraid to actually portray real character and thematically motivated conflict, and ended up making a collection of easter eggs, cheesy dialogue, and…

  • Minari

    Minari

    this is a story of childhood told through details. the way your dad hugs you when he's proud of you. the kooky neighbor down the street. the casual cruelty of kids your age. the games your grandma teaches you to play. the way your heart gives out as you run too fast - ok, maybe that last one's just me. but the point is this film exemplifies the "specific is universal" adage - by telling a story that might seem…