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  • Y Tu Mamá También

    Y Tu Mamá También

    ★★★★

    Film #6 of Scavenger Hunt 59
    Task 24: A movie featuring a relationship model other than monogamy

    Film #14 of 5th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge
    Week 23: Contemporary Performer: Gael García Bernal Week

    Film #3 of Queer Film Challenge 2020
    Task 28: A film featuring an actual bisexual character

    Two teenage boys on the cusp of adulthood take an impromptu road trip with an older woman dealing with life-altering news. The boys learn about life, and sex, and feelings, though…

  • Visiting Italy

    Visiting Italy

    ★★

    Film #10 of Classic Film Challenge 2020
    Task 9: Watch a James A. Fitzpatrick Traveltalks short film.

    These were probably a lot more exotic and interesting in their day.

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  • My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro

    ★★★★★

    Totoro is a perfect film; charming, magical, nostalgic. Totoro is a movie of simple beauty, of the enchantment of childhood and the magic of nature. It's a film of patience and the unfolding of life around us. It's a film with a simple story and superb animation. It's a film about wonder, about growing up, about responsibility, about children who act like children, and the profound reality of being human. A perfect film. Sit back and enjoy.

  • Corpse Bride

    Corpse Bride

    ★★★★

    Film #16 of Smiler Grogan's Scavenger Hunt
    Task 10/30: A film with a score by Danny Elfman

    Film #1 of Hoop-Tober 3.0

    This is a seasonal favorite of ours; we try to watch it every year. It's such a practically perfect Halloween film. The atmosphere is superbly gothic, creepy, otherworldly. This is done with every detail - the character design, the choice of color palette, and, of course, the music. Both the score and the songs really work to enhance…