• Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    Godzilla is Evangelion, Evangelion is Godzilla

  • Popeye

    Popeye

    ★★★★★

    2.7?!? Are you people mad?!!! 

    This movie is… stunning. It’s so beautiful, I got so emotional watching it. A film about finding your home in the chaos of life.

    Fittingly (tho the movies bear no relation) it reminds me of the Mamoru Oshii movie I watched recently, "The Red Spectacles" because of Oshii's attempt at depicting the framing of animation but with live actors. This movie felt like that too - an attempt to stage humans like cartoons. Or to…

  • Annette

    Annette

    ★★★½

    Jacques Demis meets Charlie Kaufman and Chazelle 

    I didn’t hate this movie but I did struggle with the characters and pacing. I felt like making Adam’s character the focus, with nothing to show for Marion, was a mistake, as she was the heart of the film and without that there was nothing else that could bring this back. 

    Bling Blong theory guy was secret show stealer

  • The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    Breath of the Wild ass movie

    a beautiful allegory, and I loved the feeling of it going from tale to tale, and of course many of the shots were stunning, including the one's featuring Dev Patel's gorgeousness.

    The movie was saying something very hard and sad about how we engage with our dreams on the path of life - do we aspire to be knights, or writers or lawyers or actors or doctors or anything, because we truly want to…

  • The Red Spectacles

    The Red Spectacles

    animators make incredible live action directors. I could see every frame as animation - backgrounds as static cell art, characters locked to the rhythm of something of man's own design.

    the movie zags just as you think you know what it is - and it becomes, essentially, live-action Rumiko Takahashi or Urusei Yatsura but in the vacuum of a dream. really dense stuff. as someone who grew up on a steady stream of anime, I recognized the physical and aural…

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★

    The song from this is already probably my top Spotify track when my year end pops up

    I love Anno. This movie makes the entire redo worth it. It’s like fan service done right. It’s kind of like what the Return is to Twin Peaks. 

    Beautiful world.

  • The Suicide Squad

    The Suicide Squad

    ★★½

    some of the worst dialogue i've heard in a while

  • Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

    Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces

    ★★★★

    The scene of the Log Lady crying under the moon as Laura screams absolutely needed to be in the movie, so beautiful. Also the Norwegian dinner scene- such a stunning dark moment. I really loved the tenderness between Laura and her mom. Good shit

  • Vox Lux

    Vox Lux

    ★★★★

    This movie is so ambitious and made me think so much that I can’t help but realize I actually do like it a lot. 

    Natalie Portman has never felt like a convincing actress to me, but at times, even with the horrible accent, a kind of intensity pervades her acting that can be electric. 

    The score in this is amazing.

  • Mermaid Forest

    Mermaid Forest

    ★★★★

    I rented this from Hollywood video in sixth grade and it traumatized me. But I also loved it

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    ★★★★

    I have so many thoughts but here are initial:

    I’m immediately reminded of Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises- the beautiful metaphor of a bridge that cannot simply be a bridge or a feat of human effort but a thing that is used to transport violence and must be destroyed in the name of the bigger narrative wars taking place over the heads of everyone.

    The way that Holden escapes only to find he is still trapped within the confines of an…

  • Romeo + Juliet

    Romeo + Juliet

    i haven't watched this since i was a freakin kid and lemme tell you this movie goes so hard, i had such a smile on my face the moment we enter Verona.

    there's a very dark, unhinged comedy at the center of Shakespeare's "tragedy" - one in which a guy, quickly getting over his hang-ups on a previous dream girl (Rosaline), quickly falls for Juliet, and vice versa. They meet once, get married, fuck once, die. They are children! This…