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  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Your Name.
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Blade Runner

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  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    ★½

  • Incendies

    ★★★★★

  • Inu-oh

    ★★★

  • The Big Short

    ★★★

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  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    My Beautiful Laundrette

    ★½

    One star for Daniel Day-Lewis, a half star for the fact that the film ends. Took way too long to establish a tone, partly from the 80's style/aesthetic but also because of how dull the protagonist is. All he does in the first twenty minutes is smile and agree to things, nothing of note happens until Day-Lewis' character is introduced. And while he definitely carries the film, it's not really that heavy.

    The script was pretty routine, every character (besides…

  • Incendies

    Incendies

    ★★★★★

    In the years since Sicario I've become accustomed to Villeneuve's dark but digestible sci-fi epics. I'd forgotten how fucking brutal he can be. An incomparably beautiful movie, it'll be a long time before I can watch it again.

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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★★

    Softcore porn for theatre kids, hardcore for people who grew up on MGM musicals. A gorgeous love letter to the golden age that still has its own modern voice, carried along by good casting, great music, and an ending that pissed a lot of people off. Good. More musicals should.

  • The Big Short

    The Big Short

    ★★★

    Style and substance, but the substance, try as hard as they do to explain it in layman’s terms, just won’t be understood by some. There’s a barrier for entry, maybe it’s basic economics knowledge, maybe it’s willingness to have such explained at you for two hours. Would've felt like an Econ 101 audiobook if not for the performances, the four leads keep everything afloat. Can't say it was boring.