Benjamin Helmrich
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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    This film is truly beautiful, I don't think any pair in all of cinema is more endearing and adorable than Satsuki and Mei. Through wonderful character animation and voice acting, we are able to understand the ins-and-outs of their characters with ease. The opening scenes of the family moving into their new home is possibly the cutest thing I'll ever see. As usual, we will eventually come to love these and empathize with these two characters enough that their fear…

  • Castle in the Sky

    Castle in the Sky

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Astounded upon this second viewing at how emotionally impactful this film is. Likely Miyazaki's most adventurous film of them all, I of course was not simply dumbstruck by the beauty of the floating castle of Laputa, I was moved to tears again! Is it really such a beautiful image to see this enormous city, longed for by every one of our characters, peeking in and out of the storm clouds? While I did tear up in the first, and more…

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  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★★

    It was only while I was rewatching The Incredibles today that I ever realized it’s a period piece. Anyway, I’m pretty sure it breaks continuity, but mohawk Elastigirl’s got me shook.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    It's a shame that the first time I saw this on my TV, great picture minus the glare from the window but less than impressive sound. Now I get to see it again in one of our school's better screening rooms, great loud sound, but a crappy low res rip of the movie... Oh well, maybe someday I'll get the chance to see it in a nice cinema.

    Watching Blade Runner (and Blade Runner 2049 yesterday), I'm beginning to realize…