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  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • The Warriors
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • The Iron Giant

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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★

  • Unicorn Wars

    ★★★

  • Death Becomes Her

    ★★★★

  • Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero

    ★★★

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  • Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

    ★★★

    This is very cute and very charming.

    However I think it just (just!) justifies its feature-length running time.

    This feels like it would make a better 40-minute special. It’s still good though and I still really enjoyed it. I liked how earnest and quirky it was.

  • Unicorn Wars

    Unicorn Wars

    ★★★

    I’m still processing this.

    There’s some deep beneath the surface storytelling happen that my subconscious is still unravelling.

    It’s beautiful and bloody.

    Really bizarre.

    The animation is great, a statement I’ve found true of most European productions. It mostly does well to contain its inspirations though there’s a very (distractingly) clear Miyazaki design.

    It’s sold as an overthetop “Conker’s Bad Fur Day” as a movie about Teddy Bears fighting Unicorns. It’s actually a much deeper and darker satire about war, religion, nature and good vs evil.

    It doesn’t entirely all work but enough does.

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    Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

    ★★★★★

    I went into this film knowing nothing other than it was Chadwick Boseman’s final film. I was immediately struck by how the film centred around one event, one location. Each character was given their own moment and the film really was about these characters more than some specific or complicated plot. I assumed correctly that it must be based on a play but that made it no less a cinematic story.

    This film sells an experience, a point of view.…

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    Yeah, this was great. Fortunately I got to watch this at a cinema too. Pretty awesome way to see it. It’s actually quite a dark and zoomed out movie at times. Despite being scheduled straight for streaming I’m really glad I got to see it on the big screen. I totally get the thought process of making this as a streaming movie. Low risk clearly meant creative freedom. It being a franchise movie means it should attract an audience. It’s…