• Ikiru

    Ikiru

    ★★★★★

    CRITERION CHALLENGE WEEK #2: Ikiru



    Absolutely beautiful film. I really related to the main characters struggles about finding meaning in his life, and it hit me hard. There's some amazing cinematography and dialogue here, especially the scene on the swing near the very end, and when Watanabe is singing in the nightclub. This film just really connected with me, especially the whole plot about finding life's meaning. If you haven't seen Ikiru, I highly recommend checking it out sometime.

  • Paris, Texas

    Paris, Texas

    ★★★★½

    Really late here, but

    CRITERION CHALLENGE WEEK #1: Paris, Texas


    This was another amazing film. Good characters, good camerawork, good direction (Wenders did a great job here). Overall, just an amazing piece of work. If I had to say anything, it's that there's a few points in the film where it kind of drags on for a tad too long, but it doesn't hinder the final product too much. I also really liked the ending. It wasn't as emotional as…

  • Isle of Dogs

    Isle of Dogs

    ★★★★½

    Absolutely adored this film. It combines some of my absolute favorite things, like stop motion, dogs, and a wonderful soundtrack. This has some of the most stunning stop motion I’ve ever seen. I still prefer Fantastic Mr. Fox to this, but damn Wes knows how to write amazing stories, and this is one of his best in my opinion.



    9/10

  • Pom Poko

    Pom Poko

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This is my 2nd to last major Takahata Ghibli film I needed to watch and let me just say real quick that this film really surprised me. Going in, I expected it to be a fun quirky story of tanukis trying to take back their homeland from humans by using their badass shapeshifting powers, and while it technically is just that, this film takes it in the complete opposite direction I thought it would and have them actually lose. I…

  • Spring Breakers

    Spring Breakers

    ★★★★★

    Closer to a high 9, but still a low 10. I enjoyed this film a bit more than I expected. Part of it reminded me of Climax because this movie can get really trippy, but I slightly prefer this to Climax. Also all the shots switching from reality to the girls’ fantasies are amazing and really helps show just how closed off from reality they actually are. The cinematography in general is also really good, as well as the soundtrack.


    10, but closer to a 9




    Watched this film with Gary, so ofc it’s gonna be a good time.

  • Manbaby Cries Because People Are Leaving His Discord Chat

    Manbaby Cries Because People Are Leaving His Discord Chat

    ★★★★★

    Oh my god finally the sequel!! 😭😭😭😭😭😭 Not as good as the first but it’s still one of the best films I’ve ever seen

  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

    ★★★★★

    Oh my god this film is absolutely stunning. The art style on this is beautiful and the score is amazing. AND the storytelling is some of the best I’ve seen from Ghibli, especially the last bit of the film, which left me in tears. This has to be Takahata’s best film, and I highly recommend this film to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet.

  • Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday

    ★★★½

    Holy crap this movie predicted coaster enthusiasts. Also, pineapples.

  • Tokyo Godfathers

    Tokyo Godfathers

    ★★★★★

    First Satoshi Kon film and HOLY SHIT this film is an absolute fucking masterpiece. Can’t wait to check out more of his works.

  • House

    House

    ★★★★★

    What can I even say about this movie? It's just so much fun to watch, with its colors, and just insane moments. I really enjoyed this. Definitely one of my favorites.

  • Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    *proceeds to run off building


    But fr tho, this movie was....an experience.

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club

    ★★★★★

    I enjoyed this film so much. It managed to keep my interest the whole time, and I won’t spoil it here, but the twist in this film is fucking amazing.