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  • In the Mood for Love
  • Harakiri
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  • Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★½

  • Roma

    ★★★★½

  • Wings of Desire

    ★★★★½

  • Little Women

    ★★½

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  • Over the Garden Wall

    Over the Garden Wall

    ★★★★½

    A special special special series. It’s ambience perfected. The way the world and its characters sound is haunting. There’s so much in its tone and story to love. It’s mesmerizing abstract storytelling.

    One of the greats of children’s animation.

  • Roma

    Roma

    ★★★★½

    There’s both a static and a tracking shot in Roma that ranks among the best ever put to screen. That static shot when she gives birth is gutwrenching. And obviously, theres the tracking shot during the beach scene.

    As a story of domestic enslavement and colonialism, I think of Roma as a kind of companion piece to Black Girl. Where Black Girl uses symbols and blunt depictions, Roma places the domestic worker within a hierarchy barely concealed by shallow, possessive…

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  • Belladonna of Sadness

    Belladonna of Sadness

    ★½

    Ok, the animation is as good as everyone says it is. But I found the story quite boring, pretentious, and a catastrophic failure to communicate feminist themes. 

    They could get away with calling this feminist if the protagonists liberation and empowerment was rooted in something other than her submission to sexual violence and the sacrifice of her agency. It would also help if her journey wasn’t a product solely of the decisions of or about men. Coerced sex is how she…

  • Fear Street: 1994

    Fear Street: 1994

    ★★★

    I HATED Deena. 

    Haaaaated her. 

    One of the most annoying characters I’ve ever seen in film history. Cringey, always playing victim, had no reason to hate Sam, every line of dialogue she uttered was annoying, and she was just an overall shitty person. Sam was entirely right to leave her. God she’s awful. 

    The movie was fun though. Would definitely watch the other two in the trilogy. It was silly in all the good ways. Didn’t take itself too seriously. Despite, creating the most annoying character in history the movie is pretty fun. It’s also pretty funny.