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  • The Blackcoat's Daughter
  • Waves
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★

  • Saw X

    ★★★★

  • The Collingswood Story

    ★★

  • Ringu

    ★★★★

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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★½

    Every time I've watched Neon Genesis Evangelion I've felt that the show is simultaneously chasing perfection and also failing to succeed. It's both expertly directed yet clearly a failed directorial work due in part to the clear failure of its final episodes. No operation can ever have such catastrophic behind-the-scenes problems without observing there were serious flaws in management. That is not to say the show is worse off for it, as I think what the show is about and…

  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion

    ★★★★★

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion is probably the first experience I've had where a movie would refuse to settle comfortably in my mind. It is in a constant state of inconsistency. I've never fully embraced it nor fully denied it, yet at times I have also fallen head-over-heels for it and also outright abhored it. Even now this remains true as my March 31st rewatch was one of absolute ecstacy and excitement, and genuine eagerness to…

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    ★★★★

    So... is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? It doesn't matter! It's a great movie! There is so much activity and creativity from start to finish, and the stop-motion is portrayed and performed in a way that makes it functionally realistic. There are moments where I could be caught scratching my brain wondering how in the world they pulled something off. The way the camera swoops, the angles, all of the artistry present in the film is truly…

  • Saw X

    Saw X

    ★★★★

    Just an absolute blast. A Saw movie that literally has it all, and so much more. Similar to Jigsaw, Saw X features some pointed and purposeful cinematography that comes out looking great. These visuals are both grotesque and vile while also coming out stunning and transfixing. There's an efficiency to the film-making here observed in the characters, the location, the focus; all of it comes together so well. If Saw VI is the best version we get of the torture-porn…

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  • Despicable Me

    Despicable Me

    ★★★

    I would scroll my feed and see a minion. I would cringe. "Why?" I think to myself, "Why do the old women post minion? Why do they have the caption? Why is it this way?"

    And so, I would hate the minion. I would despise the minion. I would mock the minion when it came along. And I would destroy all wine-drinking minion posters.

    Then I had a dream. A dream where minions were dying. They were sick in a…

  • Dangerous Lies

    Dangerous Lies

    There's a character named Dwight in this movie and you don't understand how funny that is until you see the directors name.

    Thank me later.

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