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  • The Garden of Words

    The Garden of Words

    Beautiful animation for like PG rated pedophilia.

  • Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    ★★★★

    Wow. Covid Quarantine is definitely the time to be watching Miyazaki. This is just as transporting and fun as I remember. The world feels wide open. And I got my mind off all the awfulness for the full runtime.

    The music is soothing. The animation is alive. The planes in the heavens is still a knockout shot, but I actually found myself enjoying the plan repair scenes a lot more on this watch. Full of kinetic energy.

    And I really…

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  • The Last Laugh

    The Last Laugh

    ★★★★★

    Holy Hell. That this film could weaponize irony, sweep you up in a spacey drunken dream, and ground your heart to dust without any title cards is just astonishing.

    Murneau was a master. I don't really have anything to add to the conversation about this film. I'm just thoroughly impressed.

    (Also the poster LB chose for this is wonderful!)

  • Vive L'Amour

    Vive L'Amour

    ★★★★½

    The camera starts out so disinterested. The scenes linger and have nothing to say. It's just people living sad little lives.

    Little did I know this was just Tsai placing tiny depressing stones on me. And that by the end, I'd be under a fucking mountain of these characters' private screaming loneliness.