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  • 25th Hour
  • Bullet Ballet
  • Chungking Express
  • The Matrix Resurrections

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  • Taboo

    ★★★★

  • Blonde

    ★★★★½

  • Bright Future

    ★★★½

  • Brazil

    ★★★★★

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  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

    ★★★★★

    Wrong city, wrong people.

    Capitalism's greatest asset is that it'll sell you a fantasy of escaping it, while you're fully aware of the illusion and you'll still resign to run down that path as it grinds you to dust.

  • Three Thousand Years of Longing

    Three Thousand Years of Longing

    ★★★★½

    George Miller's passionate defense of husbandos and waifus.

    Just an incredibly pleasant and charming movie all around, not super tight or perfectly structured - the script has the discipline of a sleepwalker, spotty and kind of stream-of-consciousness-y, though it can clearly be argued as a feature and not a bug, with Miller baking his counterarguments to what I think will be common critiques straight into the very core thematic conceit of the film and moving with the express intent of…

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  • Revolutionary Girl Utena

    Revolutionary Girl Utena

    ★★★★★

    Even if the longstanding rumors that Hideaki Anno had modelled Kaworu after Kunihiko Ikuhara are overblown, describing Revolutionary Girl Utena as a story written by Kaworu, if Evangelion is a story written by Shinji, explains its' appeal better and says more about it than I could do in a thousand words. The confidence, lightness and insight with which it broaches the most difficult subject matter and nuanced character work, with absolute directorial prowess and visual grace, is nothing short of astonishing. I mean it when I say everyone owes it to themselves to watch this in their lives.

  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★

    There's an old interview with Anno, from during the 1.0 promotional cycle I think (?), where, and I'm loosely paraphrasing here, after being asked something along the lines of whether he still has a bone to pick with otaku he replies that at that point, he found out that you can't force people to learn and he's just focused on his own work. Of course, as 3.0, one of the most abrasive franchise installments I've ever seen proved, he really…