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  • Ran

    Ran

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    An elderly man whose only option is to retreat into madness and regret. His son, who, though misunderstood, wishes to protect his father. The elder two sons, who wish only to take power over all of their father's land. A jester who can no longer joke after years of taking care of the elderly man. A woman whose ambition matches only that of her cruel brother-in-law. These are the central figures of one of the greatest pieces of art…

  • The Human Condition

    The Human Condition

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    No Greater Love: 9/10
    Road to Eternity: 9/10
    A Soldier's Prayer: 9/10

    Definitely one of the very best film series I've seen. It is absolutely epic. Masaki Kobayashi makes for a great director, and each film is beautiful, inspiring, complex, and aesthetically pleasing. The third film is the stand-out, as it brings new things to the table such as flashback, internal monologues, insanely great visuals, and that Goddamn genius interrogation scene. Overall, a definite masterpiece.

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  • Pan's Labyrinth

    Pan's Labyrinth

    ★★★★★

    10/10
    I have yet to return the DVD from watching this the first time just over a week ago. After a rewatch, maybe I can finally put my adoration for it into words. So here goes nothing:

    So much of this film is pure genius. Both storylines, one of a fantasy realm and one of a post-civil-war Spain, are intertwined with brilliance, and each help to create the deeply impactful and transcendent experience this film provides. At its most basic,…

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

    7/10
    This is a good film, and I'm definitely not disappointed (cause I had low expectations). The characters are a bit bland, though they improve as the film goes on. The last act has a number of excellent moments. Lando lacked the charisma he's known for, largely due to bad writing, but Childish Gambino is the just best person. Alden Ehrenreich did a pretty good job of portraying Han Solo, I liked the aesthetic of a young Millennium Falcon, and…