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  • Tekkonkinkreet

    Tekkonkinkreet

    ★★★★

    Loved it.

    The animation (most of it) and the storyline. Loved it.

    If you're reading this and thinking to yourself, "Rakestraw, this isn't that good. (title) is much better and so is (another title)." Please, reveal what (title) and (another title) are; I need to know. I need more films like this.

  • Hello Destroyer

    Hello Destroyer

    ★★★

    Quite exceptional...up until a point.

    Dealing with the repercussions of the accident started strong with a subtle exploration of Tyson's struggle. But then, that subtlety grew stagnant then it starts to wander...then seems to become lost. I can understand that that is the point, that it mirrors Tyson's mindstate but as a viewing experience...it grows somewhat tiresome (especially considering the growing additions of extraneous sequences - we talking lots of staring off into the middle distance).

    Jared Abrahamson does a remarkable job, though.

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  • The Royal Tenenbaums

    The Royal Tenenbaums

    ★★★★★

    Often times certain films hold a special place in my heart, as I am sure the same can be said of almost everyone else. My memory of The Royal Tenenbaums involves a group of friends driving one hour (both ways) to Baltimore to catch it at the Charles Theater. At the time, that was the only way to see Wes Anderson’s newest film, since growing up in a small town in Pennsylvania, one did not have the opportunity to see…

  • Hard to Be a God

    Hard to Be a God

    ★★★★★

    If you're ready for 3 hours of floundering in filth, staggerstumbling through the muck and mire shitscape that is Akanar, swathed in an incomprehensible steamfog, perpetually rolling through the frame, enveloping everyone and everything...Medieval times as alien...future as past...cyclical oppression and barbarinism shot through documentarian-observer style with reportage style camerawork showcasing cultural and academic destitution where the townfolk administer ladlefulls of a lacquerlike substance over an endless array of noosehung bodies transforming the swaying corpses into public ornaments sparkling in…