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  • The Heart of the World

    The Heart of the World

    ★★★

    Sure. Endearing enough, but lower tier Maddin.

  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★★

    I watched this for the first time when I was like 11 because I thought the premise sounded cool, and, in my obviously extremely limited knowledge of film/art at the time, had never heard of a movie about what this seemed to be tackling. I was entering a phase of my life where I didn’t really know what I believed in a spiritual sense, but I was very conscious of the fact that my parents didn’t have any clue what…

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  • Twin Peaks: The Return

    Twin Peaks: The Return

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Lynch has always understood that the last, fatal step in rejecting reality involves the delusional person going back and remaking the past to fit their dream of how it "should have" happened. The second Dale Cooper embarks on a literal rewrite of history to "solve" things, a rewrite that centers around a murdered girl who suffered in ways and circumstances he appears totally incapable of even grasping, his delusional actions become significantly more misguided than any of those taken by…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    "The old men intend to force our hand..."

    Unmatched in cinematic craft, profound use of allegory, and, for me, emotional/personal resonance. Anno’s attempt to “burn” his feelings into film for this imbued his nakedly honest rendering of a person's plunging into, journey through, and coming out on the other side of hell with an incredible level of catharsis. An extremely emotionally violent experience (which even extends to the form of the film itself), yet one that's ultimately rejuvenating like little…