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  • Soul

    Soul

    god i think i've become so jaded...but yeah i'm increasingly disappointed with pixar these days. could never shake the feeling i was watching a bland corporate apple commercial crosed with those trendy self-help/headspace apps. way too conceptual and clean, to the point where it maybe even didn't feel human anymore (so sad when the film tries so hard to sell you on "earthly pleasures" ... and just completely feels vacuous to me, a total simulacrum). it's especially curious to me…

  • Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always

    Euphoria: Trouble Don't Last Always

    colman domingo, the voice of god?

    [finished the whole series and logging it here. want to note that i have become obsessed with zendaya. she's the real deal. the corners of her mouth will twitch and i am suddenly floored and my face turns to mush. something/everything about her character just eats me up inside...]

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  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    A tragic drama that stares down the American dream. Full of poetic imagery, incredible usage of a score that fits its thematic tone perfectly, and pieces together perfect narrative arcs for all its characters so you're left with utter satisfaction...

    ... I watched this and The Room today, and I don't know which film I should assign these words to.

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    In a more serious strain, I really can't stop thinking about these two movies in comparison with one another.…

  • Tigertail

    Tigertail

    * a very small voice in the back of my mind *

    I feel somewhat frustrated by what I perceive to be a specifically asian-american self-awareness/reflexivity filter in so much of the content we create, and I'm not sure how to put it to words exactly so this most likely invalidates this critique - but actually it's been nagging at me for a while now, so here goes nothing: it seems like an almost built-in cultural thing that holds back…