Joseph Barnhurst

Joseph Barnhurst

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Emotion is the most important aspect of a film

Favorite films

  • Casablanca
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Dune

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  • A Matter of Loaf and Death

    ★★★★★

  • A Close Shave

    ★★★★★

  • The Wrong Trousers

    ★★★★★

  • A Grand Day Out

    ★★★★★

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  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time

    ★★★★★

    "What is goodbye?"
    "It's what you say when you hope to see each other again."

    You know what? I'm ready.

    Ask anyone who knows me, they'll tell you the same thing. I'm terrible at goodbyes. Endings. Finality. But this movie has helped that, I think. If I let it.

    That's something I have come to understand about Evangelion. It's not enough to simply see ourselves in it. That's not what it's about. It's a window into our souls, yes, but…

  • Neon Genesis Evangelion

    Neon Genesis Evangelion

    ★★★★★

    "The thread of human hope is spun with the flax of sorrow."

    I wasn't going to log this on here, but uh...then I finished it.

    I do not think I have ever witnessed a work of art before in any medium that is such a blatant and desperate call for help from beginning to end. Every single issue, thread, theme, and moment subtly grows into a bombastic and desperate symphony of anxiety.

    There's something smoothly chaotic about the way Anno…

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  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

    ★★★★½

    I don’t think any movie in history, Star Wars included, has given me that many chills for the entire freaking runtime I’m so happy I freaking love demon slayer and I’m loving standing in the lobby rn hearing all these people talk about how much they loved it I love movie theaters I love everything.

  • Encanto

    Encanto

    ★★★★

    “Open your eyes.”

    What I expected was a nice little animated adventure that I could see with the family on thanksgiving and maybe nod off a bit during it. What I got was maybe the most emotionally focused and vision driven movies since maybe Moana. I kept waiting for the typical leaving home and going on an adventure with funny animals, but instead it focuses much more on fixing the problem where it originated, and addressing unresolved generational trauma and…