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  • 5 Centimeters per Second

    5 Centimeters per Second

    ★★★★★

    "Your 20s all mapped out.
    I'm in my driest drought
    feeling old and shot and how,
    and this is what I thought:
    I seem to still be caught.
    I'm a footnote at best.
    I envy who comes next.
    Wish we could just make out.
    'The hour's almost up,'
    you said into your cup,
    and it makes no difference now
    as I help lift your bags out.
    I'm lost and out of rope
    while on my wrist you wrote
    your newest…

  • Voices of a Distant Star

    Voices of a Distant Star

    ★★½

    I would love to see him revisit and expand this concept, as the idea is there and wonderful but the execution is not at all up to snuff (those faces are horrendously bad).

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  • The Danish Girl

    The Danish Girl

    Handsomely mounted and entirely devoid of any kind of substance. Note to my cisgender friends, this is coming from a real life Certified Trans Woman™: you don't have to pretend to like this movie anymore. It's not very good.

    Full review here: dimthehouselights.com/2015/12/the-danish-girl/

  • Death Note

    Death Note

    ★★★★½

    Wingard's funniest film, which is saying a lot coming from that man, an anime adaptation on speed that retains a style and general plotline but ditches the anime's depth (relative depth- it's not like the original Death Note is a fucking masterpiece or anything) and characterization to riff on two asshole teens who never learn anything and are hilariously, gloriously shitty. Every decision is so heightened, every moment of drama played for total laughs, sending up the exact kind of…