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  • Atragon

    Atragon

    ★★★½

    Maybe my second favorite Toho film after Gojira. It's not just a scifi adventure about a super submarine fighting an undersea civilization and their giant sea serpent. Makes some great comments on nationalism vs globalism, which was something Japan struggled with in the '60s and is sadly all too relevant in the US today.

    I'd like it more if the film didn't lose interest in the human drama by the third act, but it's a great, exciting climax and I understand why it gets distracted.

  • Marrowbone

    Marrowbone

    ★★★★½

    An excellent gothic chiller that further proves that Anya Taylor-Joy knows how to pick horror films.

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  • Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

    Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

    ★½

    Takes the central concept of Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola's classic graphic novel (Victorian Batman vs Jack the Ripper), but creates a whole new, much inferior story from it. The generic, anime-influenced art direction isn't as visually cool or interesting as Mignola's designs, either.

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    ★★★★½

    Will probably bump this up a half-star after processing it some more. Definitely a Top Three Star Wars film for me.