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  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The Iron Giant
  • Heathers
  • Love Letter

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  • Summertime

    ★★★★

  • The Trip

    ★★★

  • The Last Duel

  • The French Dispatch

    ★★★½

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  • Summertime

    Summertime

    ★★★★

    A slam poetry, Slacker style love letter to Los Angeles. I liked this a lot!

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★

    This new incarnation of Spice World is essentially Game of Thrones in space, and threatens at every other moment to collapse under the considerable weight of its own self importance. There are impressive vistas to behold, sure, but the storytelling is leaden, and the overly heavy usage of slow motion certainly does not help alleviate the sluggish pace. Neither does Hans Zimmer's ethno-screechy soundtrack attempts at moving things along, by mostly amping up the volume and wailing to give an…

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  • From Up on Poppy Hill

    From Up on Poppy Hill

    ★★★★

    The world was very unkind to Goro Miyazaki when he took the unexpected leap from landscape architect and museum manager to director in 2006. Tales from Earthsea had its fair share of weaknesses and outright faults, but the yardstick by which the younger Miyazaki was measured and found lacking was downright unfair and cruel. The recent documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi contains a musing from a food critic that's strikingly relevant: 86 year old Jiro is still in charge of…

  • The Sweatbox

    The Sweatbox

    ★★★

    The unreleased documentary The Sweatbox is reputedly "the movie that Disney didn't want you to see", which of course makes it imperative to see it. The savory taste of forbidden fruit is always the best. Or so rumor would have it. A "fine cut" of the film, clocking in at 95 minutes, recently surfaced on Youtube, making it possible to at least sample a taste of the near-completed meal (the final cut apparently clocks in at 86 minutes, opens differently…