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  • Romancing in Thin Air
  • Casting Blossoms to the Sky
  • Bound for the Fields, the Mountains, and the Seacoast
  • Hanagatami

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  • The Batman

  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    ★★★★★

  • The Uncertain Snow

  • Death on the Nile

    ★★★★★

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    some real pulp here folks, which makes me like it in one respect but doesn't save it from being a dud in the rest. an outright continuation of joker's (2019) appropriation of 70s film aesthetics which just never ends up being anything other than silly. you'll have paul dano complaining to a guy in a bat suit about growing up poor as an orphan, but he can't even mention real drugs. he has to say something silly like "drophead". paul…

  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    Hale County This Morning, This Evening

    ★★★★★

    the future of filmmaking

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  • Ghost in the Shell

    Ghost in the Shell

    ½

    so are we just going to ignore the fact that a japanese woman was kidnapped and turned into a caucasian robot?

    this might be the most sinister film i've ever seen in my life.

  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

    ★★★★★

    end of evangelion without the grand gestures; they're being saved for 3.0 + 1.0. i love this as an immensely tortured work that's so fatalistic in form; how everything comes at such a dense momentum, where each scene has already been over thought and overwrought, to the point that it's as if each character knows it, reflects it. surprise only comes at the end of chains instead of in action/reaction and usually at the hands of gendo, who sees beyond…