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  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Baraka
  • He Who Must Die
  • Ace in the Hole

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  • Rurouni Kenshin Part III: The Legend Ends

    ★★★★

  • Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno

    ★★★½

  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth

    The Tragedy of Macbeth

    ★★★★

    we're going to be bringing back german expressionism and we're going to be doing it very strongly

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    ★★★★★

    obviously I loved these movies when they came out, then I thought I grew out of them a little and now am embarrassed by the immaturity of the idea that I could grow out of them.

    the other thing: as time has passed, I have grown to appreciate even more the care and craft and time that you can feel in every frame of this movie. modern blockbusters and franchise movies, almost without exception, feel bizarrely rushed -- even the…

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  • Ponyo

    Ponyo

    ★★★★

    I DO have a girlfriend she just... lives in another ecosystem OKAY

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★

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

    JJ Abrams helpfully put three metaphors for TROS into the movie itself.

    1) a scene in which a character combs through some ruins from the original trilogy in search of a macguffin that will lead to that trilogy's villain

    2) the reanimated corpse of the original trilogy's villain dangling from the strings of a giant machine, like a marionette

    3) a scene in which a character returns from beyond the grave to explicitly disavow his actions from the previous film