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  • Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday

    ★★★★

    it should be a crime for cel animation to be this good
    like this film just feels expensive looking at it, you know?
    Nausicaa had great animation and each subsequent film just keeps subtly improving on it

    I think it's really neat how this film can have a much more obviously-realistic look to its visuals while still retaining an easily-identifiable Ghibli feel

    the only sort-of issue I have with this is that I always feel like there's a kind of…

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Kiki's Delivery Service

    ★★★★½

    just a really, really nice film, you know

    something about the theme of finding your place in an uncertain world really hitting different since the last time I saw this

    also Osono best waifu

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  • The Lighthouse

    The Lighthouse

    ★★★★★

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

    mermaid pussy got me actin strange

    very dreamlike in that Lynchian fashion where you're never quite sure where the line between reality and delusion lies

    but yeah I loved this
    definitely worth the wait to see this in the cinema (I may even consider going back and seeing it again while I can)

    also there was more than one person humming that credits sea shanty as they left (including me)

  • Avengers: Endgame

    Avengers: Endgame

    ★★★★½

    oh boy there's a lot to take in here
    I'll try and keep this spoiler-free but yeah this one's pretty intense

    this is pretty much the best MCU film, and possibly the best that's likely to come for some time

    there's a surprising amount of callbacks and references to earlier films and plot threads that may have seemed forgotten about - this just goes completely all-out

    obviously we all know the MCU is going to keep going after this one…